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OSRI Annual report 2011 – The organization’s annual report covering fiscal year 2011. This provides a descriptive list of all projects funded during this year.  This year includes the transition to the 2011-2015 Science Plan

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OSRI Annual report 2010 – The organization’s annual report covering fiscal year 2010. This provides a descriptive list of all projects funded during this year.

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Arctic NRDA – OSRI helped to support a workshop led by the Coastal Response Research Center to discuss the information needs to support potential natural resource damage assessment work in the Arctic.  More on the workshop can be found at CRRC’s website http://www.crrc.unh.edu/workshops/nrda_arctic/index.html.

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PWS Saline Layering and mixed layer depth – As part of the physical oceanographic research conducted for OSRI a report was developed that examined the climatological oceanographic conditions observed in the Sound.  Particular emphasis was placed on the depth of the mixed layer in which dispersed oil would be expected to be entrained.  Included is an analysis of the expected wind conditions necessary to mix oil down to ten meters depth.

OSRI Annual report 2008

OSRI Annual report 2009 – The organization’s annual report covering fiscal year 2009. OSRI Advisory Board, staff and Scientific and Technical Committee members are detailed, as well as an organizational history, description of the mission and goals and a descriptive list of all projects funded during this year.

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OSRI Annual report 2008 OSRI Annual report 2008 – The organization’s annual report covering fiscal year 2008. OSRI Advisory Board, staff and Scientific and Technical Committee members are detailed, as well as an organizational history, description of the mission and goals and a descriptive list of all projects funded during this year.
Met and Ocean Data Report Hydrocarbon sensors– A workshop on detecting hydrocarbons in the marine environment was held in Seward, Alaska in the spring of 2008.  The workshop was a collaboration between the Alliance for Coastal Technology and the Oil Spill Recovery Institute.   Researchers, manufacturers, and resource managers were brought together to identify the state of technology and determine what were the needs for new detection systems. 
Met and Ocean Data Report OSRI Annual report 2007 – The organization’s annual report covering fiscal year 2007. OSRI Advisory Board, staff and Scientific and Technical Committee members are detailed, as well as an organizational history, description of the mission and goals and a descriptive list of all projects funded during this year. For copies of this report, refer to our contacts page.
Met and Ocean Data Report OSRI two-year report 2005-2006 – The organization’s annual report covering fiscal years 2005 and 2006.  OSRI Advisory Board, staff and Scientific and Technical Committee members are detailed, as well as an organizational history, description of the mission and goals and a descriptive list of all projects funded during these years. For copies of this report, refer to our contacts page.
Met and Ocean Data Report Analysis of Meteorological and Oceanographic Data for Prince William Sound, Alaska - This report, sponsored by the shipping industry, depicts the climatology in Prince William Sound, Alaska. It results from a study to assemble and analyze the available meteorological and oceanographic data, so that oil shipping corporations may identify those environmental and operational conditions that limit the effectiveness of the chosen response tactics in the event of an oil spill in Prince William Sound.
OSRI Two-year report
OSRI Two-Year Report 2003-2004 - The organization's annual report covering the federal fiscal years 2003 and 2004 (through Sept. 30, 2004). OSRI Advisory Board, staff and Scientific and Technical Committee members are detailed, as well as an organizational history, description of the mission and goals and a descriptive list of all projects funded during these years. For copies of this report, refer to our contacts page.
  Biotelemetry Options for Tracking and Monitoring Marine Organisms in Prince William Sound and the Copper River Delta Region - This paper is intended to provide a brief overview of the rich and developing field of biotelemetry, or remote sensing of mobile organisms, with specific reference to those organisms that reside within and migrate through the Gulf of Alaska and the Prince William Sound and Copper River delta ecosystem. This paper can serve as an initial reference for those unfamiliar with the field of biotelemetry and as a bridge to additional information for those interested in furthering their understanding. This paper includes a series of appendices with greater detail on specific aspects of the field of biotelemetry including a glossary of biotelemetry terms (Appendix A); a listing of telemetry studies within the Gulf of Alaska (Appendix B); a listing of larger acoustic telemetry programs (Appendix C); and information on biotelemetry manufacturers (Appendix D).

The Prince William Sound 2004 Lagrangian Field Experiment - This 125-page report describes a two-week drifter buoy field experiment conducted in central Prince William Sound (PWS) in August 2004. During the 2004 Lagrangian Field Experiment, 10 surface drifters and 10 drifters drogued at 10 meters were released from a central point in the Sound. They were then tracked, telemetered and modeled in near real-time from a base station at the Prince William Sound Science Center in Cordova. The results were compared to several ocean circulation and oil spill trajectory models. The final report describes the methods and results and includes numerous figures and drifter trajectories. (note: this is a large file – approx. 23 MB; you may also request a CD copy of the report to be mailed by contacting pwssc@pwssc.gen.ak.us)
JVOPS report
Final Report of The Joint Viscous Oil Pumping Workshop, June 2005. The US and Canadian Coast Guards and the international oil spill response community from seven nations met and tested systems designed for high density oil collection and pumping. Workshop coordinated by Hyde Marine in December 2003. The report is 230 pages, with 14 appendices. Copies available by download or on CD (see contacts page).
Advancing Oil Spill Response in Ice-Covered Waters - This report details a 2003 project identifying programs and research and development projects that will improve the ability of responders to deal with accidental oil spills in fresh or salt-water marine environments where there is ice. The multi-phased project concluded with a two-day workshop held in November 2003 in Anchorage. This report, published in cooperation with the Arctic Research Commission, summarizes and prioritizes the projects reviewed both before the workshop and at the workshop. Now Available: Russian Translation
Best Practices for Migratory Bird Care During Oil Spill Response - is the result of a Fish and Wildlife Countermeasures Coordination Project undertaken by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service USFWS) over the course of two workshops held in March 2000 and February 2001.


OSRI Two-Year Report 2001-2002 The organization's annual report covering the federal fiscal years 2001 and 2002 (through Sept. 30, 2002). OSRI Advisory Board, staff and Scientific and Technical Committee members are detailed, as well as an organizational history, description of the mission and goals and a descriptive list of all projects funded during these years. For copies of this report, refer to our contacts page.

Proceedings from December 2000 Prince William Sound Meteorological Workshop. This workshop served as one of the main public input and planning efforts leading to the development of the Prince William Sound Ocean Observing System. Participants included a broad spectrum of end-user groups including governmental agencies, NGO's, academia, industry and community representatives. Click on the icon at left or follow the link to download a .pdf version of the workshop report (note: this is a large file - approx. 3 MB).

2002 Intensive Observing Period Report
Report from the 2002 Intensive Observing Period (IOP) workshop. This workshop, held at the Prince William Sound Science Center in Cordova, Alaska, focused on designing a series of Prince William Sound process studies for evaluating system physics and comparison of model results. Click on the icon at left or follow the link to open a draft .pdf version of the workshop report. (file size: 24 KB)

Report from the June 2003 Prince William Sound Nowcast-Forecast (PWSNF) workshops. This pair of workshops, held in Anchorage and funded by the Oil Spill Recovery Institute, brought together representatives of observation and modeling efforts from within the state of Alaska and from around the country to provide input and planning for future development of the observation and modeling components of PWSOOS. Click on the icon at left or follow the link to open a .pdf version of the workshop report (file size: 203 KB).
Dispersant Application Report Dispersant Application in Alaska: A Technical Update Anchorage, Alaska, March 18 and 19, 1998. Presentations and transcripts of panel discussions from a 1998 conference on the use of dispersants in Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet, Alaska. The report is 341 pages. Copies available by download or on CD (see contacts page).

Workshop Report: Forging a New Alliance Summary Report of the OSRI Educators Workshop August 23-25, 2001. Government agencies, educational institutions and natural resource non-profits met to review goals for new programs and identify existing program overlaps. Organized by Alaska Natural Resource and Outdoor Education Association (ANROE) of Anchorage. The 88 page report contains pre-workshop surveys and listing of opportunities for collaboration in the overall goal of improving the quality of environmental education in south central Alaska. PFD 6.0 file 2MB