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Title: Workshop on the ERDA Marine Sciences Research program for the west coast of the U. S

Abstract

Thirty marine scientists involved in Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA)-supported marine research on the west coast of the United States met March 17-19, 1976, at the Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey, California. The objective of this workshop was to define the elements of an integrated research program that would contribute to a better knowledge of the potential impact of pollutants on coastal ecosystems from energy-related fuel cycles. One of the long-range objectives of the Division of Biomedical and Environmental Research in ERDA is to support research on processes and mechanisms that occur in the coastal waters that would allow assessment of the impact of energy technology fuel cycles, i.e., nuclear, oil and gas, coal, and solar. Additionally, the research has an objective of providing a basic environmental data base which will aid in the technological development and deployment of energy supply systems. While the research is not designed for the purposes of standard setting or for regulatory processes; nevertheless, it may, in the long term, contribute to a better basis for setting standards that are in the balanced best interest of both energy production and the preservation of our valuable coastal ecosystems. It was recognized that other Federal agencies alsomore » have charter responsibilities in this area and support research and monitoring programs that potentially overlap into ERDA programs. One of the working considerations was to identify where any significant overlap was perceived. Three panels were formed: Transport and Diffusion, Sediment Interaction, and Bioavailability and Effects. Each panel was asked to identify the major problem areas and gaps in our knowledge and define the needs of research programs that would increase and enhance our understanding of the mechanisms and processes that occur in each area of concern.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. (ed.)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC (USA). Div. of Biomedical and Environmental Research
OSTI Identifier:
7303028
Report Number(s):
CONF-760397-
TRN: 77-014040
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Workshop on Marine science research program for the West Coast, Pacific Grove, CA, USA, 17 Mar 1976
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 58 GEOSCIENCES; CHEMICAL EFFLUENTS; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; ENERGY SOURCES; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; PACIFIC OCEAN; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS; COASTAL WATERS; RADIOACTIVE EFFLUENTS; US ERDA; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; FUEL CYCLE; ECOSYSTEMS; MASS TRANSFER; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SEAS; SURFACE WATERS; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTES; 520100* - Environment, Aquatic- Basic Studies- (-1989); 580500 - Oceanography- (1980-1989); 520200 - Environment, Aquatic- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 520300 - Environment, Aquatic- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (1989)

Citation Formats

Templeton, W.L. Workshop on the ERDA Marine Sciences Research program for the west coast of the U. S. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Templeton, W.L. Workshop on the ERDA Marine Sciences Research program for the west coast of the U. S. United States.
Templeton, W.L. Thu . "Workshop on the ERDA Marine Sciences Research program for the west coast of the U. S". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/7303028.
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abstractNote = {Thirty marine scientists involved in Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA)-supported marine research on the west coast of the United States met March 17-19, 1976, at the Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey, California. The objective of this workshop was to define the elements of an integrated research program that would contribute to a better knowledge of the potential impact of pollutants on coastal ecosystems from energy-related fuel cycles. One of the long-range objectives of the Division of Biomedical and Environmental Research in ERDA is to support research on processes and mechanisms that occur in the coastal waters that would allow assessment of the impact of energy technology fuel cycles, i.e., nuclear, oil and gas, coal, and solar. Additionally, the research has an objective of providing a basic environmental data base which will aid in the technological development and deployment of energy supply systems. While the research is not designed for the purposes of standard setting or for regulatory processes; nevertheless, it may, in the long term, contribute to a better basis for setting standards that are in the balanced best interest of both energy production and the preservation of our valuable coastal ecosystems. It was recognized that other Federal agencies also have charter responsibilities in this area and support research and monitoring programs that potentially overlap into ERDA programs. One of the working considerations was to identify where any significant overlap was perceived. Three panels were formed: Transport and Diffusion, Sediment Interaction, and Bioavailability and Effects. Each panel was asked to identify the major problem areas and gaps in our knowledge and define the needs of research programs that would increase and enhance our understanding of the mechanisms and processes that occur in each area of concern.},
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