BOEM Alaska Environmental Studies Program (ESP)
The Alaska Environmental Studies Program was initiated by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1974 in response to the Federal Government’s decision to propose areas of Alaska for offshore gas and oil development. The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act requires the Secretary of the Interior to conduct environmental studies to obtain information pertinent to sound leasing decisions as well as to monitor the human, marine and coastal environments.
Alaska Annual Studies Plan
The Plan contains brief profiles of ongoing and proposed studies. The Plan also describes background, strategic overview, projected Outer Continental Shelf activities, examples of affected decisions, information sorted by discipline, and information needs.
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
BSEE actively researches and evaluates current and emerging technologies for operations ranging from the drilling of oil and gas exploration wells to the removal of platforms and related infrastructure in an ongoing effort to reduce risks across all offshore operations.
Technology Assessment Program
Operational Safety and Engineering Research (OSER)
Moorings and Anchors
Offshore Technology Research Center (OTRC)
Renewable Energy and Alternate Use
Arctic Oil Spill Response
Chemical Treating Agents
In Situ Burning of Oil
Ohmsett Oil Spill Test Tank Facility
Behavior of Oil
Decision-Making Support Tools
NSSI Scenarios Final Reports: Prioritizing Science Needs Through Participatory Scenarios for Energy and Resource Development on the North Slope and Adjacent Seas.
Subsistence Harvest for Villages on the North Slope of Alaska, 1994-2003
Conduct of Traditional Knowledge Research - A Reference Guide
Long Term Monitoring - Data Summary Reports
Long-Term Ecological Monitoring in BP's North Slope Oil Fields (through 2013)
Arctic Marine Synthesis: Atlas of the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas
Slope Working Interest Ownership
Slope Oil and Gas Activity
Land Status, Mineral/Mining Claims and Historic Transport Routes in N. Alaska http://catalog.northslope.org/catalog/entries/8298-land-status-mineral-mining-claims-and-historic Oil
Exploration and Development in America's Arctic
Alaska ShoreZone mapping system
University of Alaska Fairbanks Coastal Marine Institute
U.S. Geological Survey
USGS Alaska http://www.usgs.gov/state/state.asp
Alaska Real-Time Information:
Real-Time Water Data Real-time water information
WaterWatch—Current Streamflow Conditions Real-time tracking of changes to rivers and streams within this location
Floods & High Water Flows Real-time tracking of flood conditions within the State
Drought Watch Real-time tracking of drought information within this location
Ground Water—Climate Response Network Real-time monitoring of the effects of droughts and other climate variability on ground-water levels.
Current Volcanic Activity in Alaska Current volcanic activity from the Alaska Volcano Observatory.
Earthquake Activity Real-time and historical earthquake information
Highlighted Alaska Links:
A source of diverse information about Alaska’s natural resources issues and hazards assessments, including circumpolar regions.
Search for USGS science in Alaska
Activities to support the sound management and conservation of our Nation’s biological resources
The latest information on earthquake related activity
Statistics and information on the worldwide supply of, demand for, and flow of minerals and materials essential to the U.S. economy, national security, and protection of the environment
A network that cultivates and maintains long-term relationships with partners and develops agreements which advance the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) and support USGS science.
Timely information essential to understanding the Nation’s water resources