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TitleMarine oil spill studies (MOSS) / Études sur les déversements pétroliers marins (EDPM)
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LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorBringué, MORCID logo
SourcePublic presentations of May 21st, 2019: Environmental Geoscience Program, current status of research projects for the 2019-2024 program cycle; by Jacob, N; Bringué, MORCID logo; Galloway, J MORCID logo; Gammon, P R; Outridge, P MORCID logo; Desbarats, A JORCID logo; Rivard, CORCID logo; Ahad, J M EORCID logo; Duchesne, M JORCID logo; Geological Survey of Canada, Scientific Presentation 103, 2019 p. 5-9, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Lang.English; French
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in Public presentations of May 21st, 2019: Environmental Geoscience Program, current status of research projects for the 2019-2024 program cycle
RelatedThis publication is related to Project MOSS: Marine Oil Spill Studies
File formatpdf (Adobe® Reader®)
ProvinceBritish Columbia; Western offshore region
NTS103H/15; 103I/02
AreaKitimat; Douglas Channel
Lat/Long WENS-129.0000 -128.5000 54.2500 53.7500
Subjectsenvironmental 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
Illustrationsphotographs; location maps
ProgramEnvironmental Geoscience Program Management
Released2019 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.
Knowledge gaps/Objectives
Baseline of natural variability in Douglas Channel (e.g., temperature, O2, productivity) on seasonal to millennial time scales.
Capacity 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.

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