The choice of response measures for an oil spill in ice will depend on a number of factors including the ice regime (dense ice, slush ice, low ice concentration etc.) and the presence of different natural resources.
There is a need to prepare a generic guidance to which response measure or combination of response measures should be recommended for different ice regimes (scenarios). Preparation of a generic oil spill contingency plan for Arctic and ice-infested waters based on a set of (5-6) ice regimes will function as a guidance when more specific OSCPs are going to be prepared for specific Arctic areas or oil fields prior to oil activities.
Published November 13, 2006
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