Seldovia Bay Ferry Dock Refurbishment

Nuka Research was contracted by the Seldovia Village Tribe to complete the environmental analysis in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act for the Seldovia Bay Ferry Dock Refurbishment project, funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) through the Tribal Transit Program. This project included close coordination with federal, state, and local government agencies. Nuka … Read more

Council of the Haida Nation – Places of Refuge Exercise

Nuka Research facilitated the development and execution of a virtual Places of Refuge exercise which was sited near Haida Gwaii. The exercise was developed at the request of the Council of the Haida Nation and Transport Canada. It involved over 60 participants from 14 organizations receiving training on the Places of Refuge Contingency Plan, Haida … Read more

Coastal First Nations Geographic Response Strategies Development

The CFN RFA 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 GRS was prepared with local knowledge on sensitivities, on-water operating environments, deployment considerations, navigational and safety hazards, etc., and … Read more

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

The PWSRCAC funded 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 intent behind the actions taken following … 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

Marine Incident Preparedness and Response for BC First Nations

Nuka Research has supported a multi-year project to support the implementation of the Reconciliation Framework Agreement for Oceans Governance and Management on behalf of British Columbia First Nations.  We have provided technical support to First Nations from Haida Gwaii, the North Coast, the Central Coast, and North Vancouver Island to develop First Nations marine response … Read more

Council of the Haida Nation – Places of Refuge Exercise

Nuka Research facilitated the development and execution of a virtual Places of Refuge exercise which was sited near Haida Gwaii. The exercise was developed at the request of the Council of the Haida Nation and Transport Canada. It involved over 60 participants from 14 organizations receiving training on the Places of Refuge Contingency Plan, Haida … Read more

Inland Geographic Response Plan Development for the Housatonic and Naugatuck Rivers in Connecticut.

Nuka Research was contracted by the US EPA to work with Connecticut communities and stakeholders around the Housatonic and Naugatuck rivers to develop Geographic Response Plans with input through a workgroup process. This project included the development of 10 GRPS providing workgroup approved oil spill response tactics. These tactics can be used by first responders … Read more

Vessel Traffic Services: Review of Technology, Training, and Protocols

Nuka Research compared the Prince William Sound Vessel Traffic Service to others in the United States, Norway, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and Canada to search for opportunities for improvement to the Prince William Sound system. Nuka Research found that the Prince William Sound system was comparable to the systems in other locations, although with a … Read more