The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) contracted Nuka Research in producing a characterization report of vessel activity in Cook Inlet for 2011-2020. Using Automatic Identification System (AIS) data, this report identified the movements of various vessel types and sizes frequenting Cook Inlet, along with changes in vessel density and estimated oil exposure in … Read more
On contract to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Nuka Research has coordinated the Arctic Council’s Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program. Working closely with the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group and experts from around the Arctic, we supported the Marine and Coastal coordinated monitoring efforts and the program overall. This included facilitating … Read more
Nuka Research supported the Cowichan Tribes with early strategic planning as part of the Co-development of Community Response capacity effort underway in British Columbia. During the height of COVID lockdown, in early 2021, Nuka Research led virtual sessions with Cowichan Tribes staff and leadership to identify areas of concern in their territory, develop geographic response … Read more
Nuka Research convened and facilitated a virtual workshop on behalf of the Makah Tribal Council and Office of Marine Affairs, with participation from Nuu-Chah-Nuulth Tribes, where Tribes and First Nations participated in two-day dialogue focused on enhancing the role of Indigenous governments in addressing shipping safety, oil spill risks, and eco-cultural resource protection in transboundary waters. … Read more
Nuka Research was contracted by a consortium of non-governmental organizations to develop and report on a series of offshore well blowout scenarios in Guyana. With support from DNV, we created a comprehensive report identifying potential oil spill trajectories and overlaying these analyses with important and sensitive ecological, cultural, and socio-economic receptors.
The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) contracted Nuka Research in developing an easy-to-navigate resource website that highlights the best information available for how a Regional Stakeholder Committee (RSC) might work and what a member of the RSC may need to be completely prepared in oil spill response emergencies. The RSC is a … Read more