Hosted by the Hazardous Material Transport Outreach Network

The crude oil transport webinar series is meant to provide the latest research and resources to stakeholders in the region to inform decision-making around this complex issue. Anyone with a vested interest in how crude oil and associated products move throughout the region will find the content informative.

Each webinar will be available in a variety of formats: live on Zoom (see registration links below), live on Michigan Sea Grant’s Facebook page, and archived with captions on this webpage.

Topics and speakers

June 24, 2020, 10:30-11:30 am ET

Ramping up and ramping down: Crude oil rail shipments and community responses 2015 to present from a Lake Champlain perspective – Mark Malchoff, aquatic resources specialist, Lake Champlain Sea Grant


July 22, 2020, 10:30-11:30 am ET

Conceptualizing a risk-based, hazardous material routing tool – Kristin Lewis, principal technical advisor, U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center

August 2020 (date and topic TBD)

Additional details

  • Webinars are free, but registration is required.
  • All webinars will be recorded and posted online at the conclusion of the series.
  • For questions about the webinars and/or registration, please contact Mark Breederland, Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educator, at (231) 922-4628, breederl@msu.edu or Mark Malchoff, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, Aquatic Resources Specialist, at (518) 564-3037, Mark.Malchoff@plattsburgh.edu.

Past Webinars

June 26, 2019

Collaborative efforts to model potential oil spills in the Great Lakes – Dr. Guy Meadows, Director, Great Lakes Research Center, Michigan Technological University: Watch the video here

July 23, 2019

Oil spill response exercises and planning – Steven Keck, Chief of Contingency Planning and Force Readiness, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste Marie, Michigan: Watch the video here

August 19, 2019

Oil spill response capability for heavy oil products – Bill Hazel, Vice President of Marine Services, Marine Pollution Control in Detroit, Michigan: Watch the video here

September 11, 2019

NOAA scientific support for oil spills Lt. Michael Doig, NOAA Scientific Support Coordinator, U.S. Coast Guard Great Lakes District: Watch the video here

Summer 2016 Webinar Series

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