Webinar from ExxonMobil – “A brief but spectacular story about the creation of the ESI shoreline ranking concept, and the oil behavior, impacts, response options, and recovery in marshes”, Dr. Jacqueline Michel, November 1st, 2022, 10-11:15 am Houston time.

ExxonMobil Oil Spill Response Knowledge Transfer Webinar Series

Webinar 12: November 1st, 2022, 10-11:15 am Houston time (due to the conflict with IOSSC conference, we postponed the October webinar to November)

Guest speaker: Dr. Jacqueline Michel (Research Planning, Inc.)

Topic: “A brief but spectacular story about the creation of the ESI shoreline ranking concept, and the oil behavior, impacts, response options, and recovery in marshes”.

Dr. Michel is a geochemist specializing in terrestrial and marine pollution studies, coastal geomorphology, and environmental risk assessments. Having worked in 34 countries, she has extensive international experience and has worked in many different coastal and terrestrial environments. Dr. Michel is one of the founders of RPI and has been President since 2000. She has been part of the NOAA Scientific Support Team providing 24/7 response capabilities since 1978. Because of her routine scientific support for spills, she has extensive knowledge of and practical experience in pollutant fate, transport, and effect issues. She has written over 250 manuals, job-aids, reports, books, and scientific papers on a wide range of coastal and marine resource management, oil spill assessment, planning, and restoration. She has conducted hundreds of training course on the SCAT process.

Dr. Michel has been recognized for her achievements through appointments to many respected committees and panels, including seven National Academies committees. She was on the Oceans Studies Board at the National Academies for 2001-2005 and is a Lifetime Associate of the National Academies.

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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