WEBINAR – ExxonMobil Oil Spill Response Transfer, ““Input of Oil to the Sea”, Webinar18, 12th July 2023

ExxonMobil Oil Spill Response Knowledge Transfer Webinar 18 EM OSR Knowledge Transfer Webinars will host an Oil in the Sea IV series through the months of June – December, 2023. A sixteen-member committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released Oil in the Sea IV: Inputs, Fates, and Effects in September 2022. This report, the fourth in a series, documents the current state-of-knowledge on inputs, fates and effects of oil in the sea, reflecting almost 20 additional years of research, including long-term effects from spills such as the Exxon Valdez and a decade-long boom in oil spill science research following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The report identifies research gaps and provides specific recommendations aimed at preventing future accidental spills and ensuring oil spill responders are equipped with the best response tools and information to limit oil’s impact on the marine environment.

Guest speaker: Dr. John Farrington

Topic of Webinar 18 (July 12, 2023): “Input of Oil to the Sea”

John Farrington is Dean emeritus at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) with expertise in marine chemistry and geochemistry. He joined WHOI in 1971 as a postdoctoral investigator. He held successive positions in the chemistry department for 17 years and simultaneously served for six years as director of the WHOI Coastal Research Center. His research interests include: marine organic geochemistry, biogeochemistry of organic chemicals of environmental concern, and the interaction between science and policy. He has served on committees and panels for international, national, and local organizations, including the UNESCO-Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, the National Academies, the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Lloyd Center for Environmental Studies. Dr. Farrington is currently serving as a member of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Research Board. He participated in seven National Academies’ consensus studies, chairing three of the seven studies, and has been a member on the National Academies’ Environmental Studies Board, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, and the Marine Board. Dr. Farrington holds BS and MS degrees in chemistry and a PhD. in oceanography from University of Rhode Island.


Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://exxonmobil.zoom.us/j/99134219043


The ExxonMobil Oil Spill Response Knowledge Transfer Webinar series is a monthly webinar to allow highly experienced OSR experts to share their knowledge to attendees. The webinar series will provide a platform to communicate, transfer, and preserve OSR knowledge, and to share insights and perspectives from industry, academia, oil spill responders, and other oil spill response experts.


Please note that the webinar series are recorded, and the previous recordings are posted at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5-xnKVew34ZbOGOB_EC7JXSlscXEC7BV.


The webinar series started in August 2021 and continued every first Tuesday of the following months. We intend to continue the webinars indefinitely depending on response and our ability to schedule appropriate speakers. To receive the link and other joining info, please send an email to Lin Zhao at: [email protected]. Note that there is still room for more participants so feel free to forward this invite to others but ask that potential attendees RSVP Lin Zhao to get on the distribution list.

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