US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

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Biogeochemical Assessment of the OCS Arctic Waters (AK-08-12-03)

The oil and gas industry has expressed interest in leasing part of the North Aleutian Basin (NAB) to search for and possibly develop oil and gas deposits. This study would provide an assessment of the current status of the ecosystem and its vulnerability to acidification or other aspects of climate change to use in evaluation of potential local and regional impacts from offshore exploration and development activities that may occur in federal waters. The study initiated for NEPA analysis and documentation for the North Aleutian Basin but has shifted emphasis north into the Chukchi Sea. This study addresses aspects of USGS Recommendations 4.01, 7.03 and 7.04.

Data and Resources

  • View report
    Report :: BOEM Document

  • View website
    Website :: BOEM Alaska Environmental Stewardship Website

Status: Complete
Start Date: 2008/01/01
Type: Project
End Date: 2014/12/31
Primary Contact
Deschu, Nancy
Primary Agency
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Funding Agency
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Other Agencies
Coastal Marine Institute UAF, University of Alaska Fairbanks

ISO Topics

Alaska, Northslope Borough

Source Portal
North Slope Science Catalog ::

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