Characterization Report of Vessel Activity in Cook Inlet for 2011-2020

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) contracted Nuka Research to produce 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 traffic density and estimated oil spill … Read more

Coordination of Arctic Council’s Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program

On contract to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Nuka Research has helped coordinate 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 … Read more

Development of Geographic Response Strategies and Strategic Plan for BC Coastal Community during COVID-19

Nuka Research supported the Cowichan Tribes with early strategic planning as part of a 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

Trans-Boundary Indigenous Oil Spill Risks and Eco-Cultural Resources Workshop

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, during which Tribes and First Nations participated in a two-day dialogue focused on enhancing the role of Indigenous governments in addressing shipping safety, oil spill risks, and eco-cultural resource protection in … Read more

Worst Case Discharge Analysis for Offshore Oil and Gas Development in Guyana

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, a comprehensive report was developed identifying potential oil spill trajectories and overlaying these analyses with important and sensitive ecological, cultural, and socio-economic receptors. 

Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council Regional Stakeholder Committee Web Resources

The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) contracted Nuka Research to develop 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 for oil spill response emergencies. The RSC is a … Read more