AOOS is a partner in two five-year monitoring grants approved September 15 by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council. Both grants are the first segment of a planned 20-year commitment by the Trustee Council to long-term research and monitoring in the region of the Gulf of Alaska affected by the 1989 oil spill.
AOOS Director Molly McCammon will serve as the management lead for a $2.5 million Long Term Monitoring (LTM) Program, with Kris Holderied at NOAA’s Kasitsna Bay Lab serving as Science Lead and the Prince William Sound Science Center providing administrative support. AOOS also will provide data management services for the LTM project, as well as for the Herring Research and Monitoring Program, in collaboration with the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis based at the University of California Santa Barbara. Scott Pegau, with the Oil Spill Recovery Institute in Cordova, is the management and science lead for the herring project.
- Prince William Sound Science Center
- NOAA Kasitsna Bay Lab
- Oil Spill Recovery Institute
- Alaska Department of Fish & Game
- Alaska SeaLife Center
- Coastal Resources Associates
- National Parks Service
- National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
- NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
- University of Alaska Fairbanks
- US Fish & Wildlife Service
- U.S. Geological Survey