|Title||Marine oil spill studies (MOSS) / Études sur les déversements pétroliers marins (EDPM)|
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|Licence||Please note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada
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|Source||Public presentations of May 21st, 2019: Environmental Geoscience Program, current status of research projects for the 2019-2024 program cycle; by Jacob, N; Bringué, M; Galloway, J M; Gammon, P R; Outridge, P M; Desbarats, A J; Rivard, C; Ahad, J M E; Duchesne, M J; Geological Survey of Canada, Scientific Presentation 103, 2019 p. 5-9, https://doi.org/10.4095/314908 Open Access|
|Publisher||Natural Resources Canada|
|Related||This publication is contained in Public presentations of May
21st, 2019: Environmental Geoscience Program, current status of research projects for the 2019-2024 program cycle |
|Related||This publication is related to Project MOSS: Marine Oil
|File format||pdf (Adobe® Reader®)|
|Province||British Columbia; Western offshore region|
|Area||Kitimat; Douglas Channel|
|Lat/Long WENS||-129.0000 -128.5000 54.2500 53.7500|
|Subjects||environmental geology; marine geology; fossil fuels; geochemistry; Nature and Environment; Science and Technology; Economics and Industry; environmental studies; environmental impacts; energy resources;
petroleum industry; transportation; oil spills; pollutants; sea water geochemistry; water temperature; isotopic studies; oxygen isotopes; biological communities; microorganisms; marine sediments; marine sediment geochemistry; marine sediment cores;
pH patterns; Environmental Geoscience Program (EGP); Phytoplankton; environmental baseline studies; cumulative effects|
|Illustrations||photographs; location maps|
Geoscience Program Management|
|Released||2019 10 10|
Active port of Kitimat (BC's North Coast) is a gateway for the export of Canada's energyresources (LNG, dilbit) to international markets. Current and future projects translate into
dramatically increased tanker traffic in Douglas Channel for decades to come.
Baseline of natural variability in Douglas Channel (e.g., temperature, O2, productivity) on seasonal to millennial time scales.
of in-situ microbial communities to mitigate accidentally-released petroleum products under reduced O2and lower pH conditions.
|Summary||(Plain Language Summary, not published)|
This presentation was an introduction about the research that will be undertaken over the next 5 years under the Environmental Geoscience Program. The
goal is to distinguish the environmental effects of natural resources development of those from natural processes. This new phase of research will be looking at marine spills, Canada's largest watershed, permafrost geochemistry, volcanic mercury
contribution, mining impacted watersheds, assessments of aquifers, diluted bitumen and permafrost degradation.