Coordination of Arctic Council’s Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program

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

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

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

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

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

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