BSEE Allocates $6m for Oil Spill Research Projects

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 14, 2015

Photo courtesy of BSEE

Photo courtesy of BSEE

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) will invest up to $6 million to support oil spill response research projects in 2015 and is soliciting proposals for these projects.
In a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) released on the federal government’s business opportunities website,, the bureau called for white papers focusing specifically on one of seven topic areas for proposed research covering oil spill response operations on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. The deadline for submitting white papers is February 9, 2015. Topics should be limited to the following:
  • Innovative Methods to Remove Surface Oil under Arctic Conditions
  • Decanting Recovered Oil at Sea
  • Quantifying In-situ Burn Efficiency
  • Innovative New Uses of Chemical Herders to Enhance Oil Spill Mitigation Efforts
  • Develop an Innovative Dispersant Spray Drift Model
  • Determine the Effect of Various Deep-Ocean Conditions on Dispersant Effectiveness
  • Evaluate Dispersant Effectiveness of Subsea Applications in Ocean Brine Pools
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