TROPICAL OIL POLLUTION INVESTIGATIONS IN COASTAL SYSTEMS (TROPICS) Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • Research Planning Institute, Inc. (RPI) and Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Inc. (BBS) have implemented a long-term program of research on the fate and effects of oil spills and dispersants on coastal tropical areas. Tropical Oil Pollution Investigations in Coastal Systems (TROPICS) is an integrated study to allow examination of possible tradeoffs of impacts between intertidal and subtidal tropical ecosystems and to establish whether the application of dispersants to spilled oil in nearshore tropical areas is an ecologically safe means of minimizing damages to these habitats. Baseline studies have been conducted at selected field sites to characterize and measure biological, chemical, and physical parameters prior to experimental spills. The fate and effects of dispersed and undispersed oil in the nearshore tropical ecosystem are being monitored.

author list (cited authors)

  • Getter, C. D., Baca, B. J., Ballou, T. G., Brown, M. S., Knap, A. H., Dodge, R. E., & Sleeter, T. D.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • February 1985