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Title: Environmental studies results: 1973-1992. Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. Final report

The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Environmental Studies Program was initiated in 1973 under the Bureau of Land Management by the Secretary of the Interior. The Purpose of the program was to conduct studies needed to predict, assess and manage impacts on the human, marine and coastal environments of the OCS and nearshore areas that may be affected by oil and gas activities. The narrative summary updates the version printed in 1986, which covered studies managed by the MMS in the Atlantic OCS region between 1973 and 1985. Descriptions of the study results are divided into the following categories: baseline studies and environmental inventories, biology/ecology, drill site monitoring, endangered species, geology/chemistry, oil spill studies, physical oceanography/meteorology, and social and economic studies. Results of each major type of study are subdivided into North Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, and multiregional studies in chronological sequence.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6323769
Report Number(s):
PB-93-202893/XAB; OCS/MMS--92/0057
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Minerals Management Service, Herndon, VA (United States). Atlantic OCS Region
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; OFFSHORE DRILLING; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; ATLANTIC OCEAN; BIOLOGY; CHEMICAL SPILLS; COASTAL REGIONS; CONTINENTAL SHELF; ECOLOGY; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; ENDANGERED SPECIES; GEOLOGY; INVENTORIES; MANAGEMENT; METEOROLOGY; OCEANOGRAPHY; OFFSHORE OPERATIONS; OIL SPILLS; OILS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SOCIAL IMPACT; WATER CHEMISTRY; CHEMISTRY; CONTINENTAL MARGIN; DRILLING; ECONOMICS; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OTHER ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; SEAS; SURFACE WATERS 020900* -- Petroleum-- Environmental Aspects; 540320 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 290200 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Economics & Sociology