Coastal First Nations Geographic Response Strategies Development

The Coastal First Nations contracted Nuka Research to develop a multi-year-long workflow for thirteen coastal Nations to broaden their marine response capacity. With collaboration from community members, 230 geographic response strategies have been created thus far. Each geographic response strategy was prepared with local knowledge on sensitivities, on-water operating environments, deployment considerations, navigational and safety … Read more

Alaska’s Oil Spill Response Planning Standard: History and Legislative Intent

The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council contracted Nuka Research to create a report that tells a compelling story of how regulators, politicians, oil industry executives, and international spill response experts came together to analyze the response capacity of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. This report looked closely at the history and legislative … Read more

Massachusetts Oil and Hazardous Materials Commodity Flow Study

This study was prepared for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) to provide a comprehensive review of the transportation and storage of bulk oil and hazardous materials (OHM) throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This study analyzes transportation of materials across four modes: ship, truck, rail, and pipeline based on substance type and Department of … Read more

Modernizing Marine Liability Regimes to Address the Concerns and Priorities of Indigenous Communities

WWF- Canada contracted Nuka Research to consider how Canada’s ship-source oil spill liability regime addresses claims for the types of losses that Indigenous communities may experience. Nuka Research conducted an extensive literature review and also considered past claims against the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund (SOPF).  The resulting report identifies opportunities to expand and enhance Canada’s … Read more