Hosted by the Great Lakes Sea Grant Crude Oil Transport Network

The movement of crude oil through the Great Lakes basin and other critical northern watersheds presents a complex suite of opportunities and risks for the region. In partnership with the Great Lakes Commission and International Joint Commission, a network of Sea Grant professionals from throughout the Great Lakes region have assembled to provide stakeholders with risk-related resources on economic and environmental issues associated with transportation of crude oil in the Laurentian-Great Lakes basin and to create a forum to share knowledge, concerns, challenges, and progress.

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.

Topics and speakers

All presentations at @ 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET

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

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

A series of four webinars were hosted in the summer of 2016

You can view the archived webinars by clicking on the images below.