Last year, Scenic Hudson commissioned the first-ever, comprehensive Hudson River Oil Spill Risk Assessment to analyze the likelihood of an oil spill occurring and the threats a spill could pose to drinking water, critical wildlife habitats and waterfront communities. The assessment also takes a comprehensive look at current spill-prevention measures and response preparedness, and offers strategies to improve them.
On October 16 and 17 Scenic Hudson will host a robust discussion at the Empire State Plaza in Albany to discuss report report findings. The workshops will be led by the highly-experienced professional team that prepared the Oil Spill Risk Assessment: Dr. Dagmar Schmidt Etkin of Environmental Research Consulting, Dr. Deborah French McCay and Jill Rowe of RPS Ocean Science, John Joeckel of SEAConsult and Dr. Andrew Wolford of Risknology, Inc.The Oct. 16 (9:00am - 4:00pm) workshop will be geared toward stakeholders with a vested interest in advocating for and protecting sensitive environmental resources in the Hudson River Estuary. Presenters will provide an overview of the potential impacts of oil spills on the Hudson, existing measures to protect its key resources and recommendations to improve these measures.
The Oct. 17 (9:00am - 4:00pm) workshop will be offered to individuals with technical expertise in contingency planning, risk assessment, vessel traffic planning and/or emergency response planning. The discussion will focus on the probability of spills occurring under varying conditions (season, tide, climate, etc.) and examining current prevention, preparedness and response measures. This workshop will be highly technical.
A draft agenda for both workshop days can be found here.
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