WIT Press


The U.S. Minerals Management Service - Oil Spill Response Research Program

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OIL980101

Volume

27

Pages

11

Published

1998

Size

1,129 kb

Author(s)

Joseph V. Mullin

Abstract

The Minerals Management Service (MMS), is the principal U.S. Government agency funding offshore oil spill response research. The MMS, a bureau of the Department of the Interior, maintains a comprehensive Oil Spill Response Research program in support of oil spill prevention and response. Through funding provided by MMS, scientists and engineers from the public and private sectors worldwide are working to address outstanding gaps in information and technology concerning the cleanup of oil spills. A large portion of the program is executed through cooperation with major research centers to leverage funds and maximize sharing of research results. This paper outlines the program, its goals, results from recently funded projects and future research d

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