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Review of the Inland Estimated Recovery System Potential (ERSP) Prototype Calculator

Committee on the Review of the Inland Estimated Recovery System Potential (ERSP) Prototype Calculator

Ocean Studies Board

Division on Earth and Life Studies


Consensus Study Report

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Review of the Inland Estimated Recovery System Potential (ERSP) Prototype Calculator. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26649.
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Suggested citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Review of the Inland Estimated Recovery System Potential (ERSP) Prototype Calculator. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26649.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Review of the Inland Estimated Recovery System Potential (ERSP) Prototype Calculator. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26649.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Review of the Inland Estimated Recovery System Potential (ERSP) Prototype Calculator. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26649.
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COMMITTEE ON THE REVIEW OF THE INLAND ESTIMATED RECOVERY SYSTEM POTENTIAL (ERSP) PROTOTYPE CALCULATOR

Berrin Tansel, Chair, Florida International University, Miami

Victoria Broje, Shell Projects & Technology, Houston, Texas

Brian House, Moran Environmental Recovery, LLC (ret.) & Spill Control Association of America, Scituate, Massachusetts

Scott Pegau, Prince William Sound Science Center, Cordova, Alaska

Malcolm Spaulding, Spaulding Environmental Associates, LLC & University of Rhode Island (ret.), Wakefield

William Stafford, Marine Spill Response Corporation, Herndon, Virginia

Staff

Susan Roberts, Director, Ocean Studies Board

Stacee Karras, Senior Program Officer, Ocean Studies Board

Vanessa Constant, Program Officer, Ocean Studies Board

Kenza Sidi-Ali-Cherif, Senior Program Assistant, Ocean Studies Board (until April 2022)

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Review of the Inland Estimated Recovery System Potential (ERSP) Prototype Calculator. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26649.
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OCEAN STUDIES BOARD

Claudia Benitez-Nelson, Chair, University of South Carolina, Columbia

Mark Abbott, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Rosie ‘Anolani Alegado, University of Hawai’i, Manoa

Carol Arnosti, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Amy Bower, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Lisa Campbell, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Thomas S. Chance, ASV Global, LLC (ret.), Broussard, Louisiana

Daniel Costa, University of California, Santa Cruz

John Delaney, University of Washington (ret.), Seattle

Timothy Gallaudet, Ocean STL Consulting, LLC, North Beach, Maryland

Scott Glenn, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Marcia Isakson, University of Texas, Austin

Lekelia Jenkins, Arizona State University, Tempe

Nancy Knowlton, Smithsonian Institution (ret.), Washington, District of Columbia

Anthony MacDonald, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey

Galen McKinley, Columbia University, Palisades, New York

Thomas Miller, University of Maryland, Solomons

S. Bradley Moran, Ex-Officio, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Ruth M. Perry, Shell Exploration & Production Company, Houston, Texas

Dean Roemmich, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (ret.), Solana Beach, California

James Sanchirico, University of California, Davis

Mark J. Spalding, The Ocean Foundation, Washington, District of Columbia

Paul Williams, Suquamish Indian Tribe, Seattle, Washington

OSB Staff Members

Susan Roberts, Director

Stacee Karras, Senior Program Officer

Kelly Oskvig, Senior Program Officer

Emily Twigg, Senior Program Officer

Vanessa Constant, Program Officer

Thanh Nguyen, Financial Business Partner

Elizabeth Costa, Program Assistant

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Acknowledgments

This Consensus Study Report was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published report as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process.

We thank the following individuals for their review of this report:

Anna Burkholder, California Fish and Wildlife

Erick M. Carreira, ETH Zurich

Dylan Righi, NOAA

Matthew A. Tarr, University of New Orleans

Peter Velez, Shell (ret.)

Glenn Watabayashi, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (ret.)

Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations of this report nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Andrew Solow, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Glen Daigger, University of Michigan. They were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with the standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the authoring committee and the National Academies.

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In the wake of major oil spills, including the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989 and Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010, the United States developed tools for calculating the clean-up capability of oil spill response equipment. These tools, while useful for open-water spills, had limited applicability in nearshore and inland environments, leading the U.S. Coast Guard and partners to develop a new, inland Estimated Recovery System Potential (ERSP) calculator for oil recovery. The present review evaluates the inland ERSP calculator and accompanying documentation.

While acknowledging the complexities associated with developing such a calculator for inland environments, the report recommends changes to the methodologies used and the software developed to better meet user needs. The calculator should be modified to more clearly establish the scope of its capabilities, so users understand the limitations on data they can input as well as what the calculator outputs tell them about the recovery potential of selected clean-up equipment. The calculator should also undergo thorough third-party validation and verification as well as quality assurance testing, to ensure it operates as intended.

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