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Oil Industry Chemical Characterization Data



This data set was collected as part of the Chukchi Sea Environmental Studies Program (CSESP), a multi-year, interdisciplinary ecological study focused on areas in outer continental shelf oil and gas leases in the northeastern Chukchi Sea. In 2008 when the program began, two 30 x 30 nautical mile study area boxes were developed around areas of interest to ConocoPhillips and Shell. The ConocoPhillips study area (named Klondike), and the Shell study area (named Burger) became the focus of data collection. Data were collected from these two study areas again in 2009. Then, in 2010, Statoil joined the program, and a third study area, Statoil, was created and sampled as well as Klondike and Burger. This dataset is part of the Pacific Marine Arctic Regional Synthesis (PacMARS) Project.

The objectives of the Chukchi Sea Environmental Baseline Studies Program are:
1. To provide data for pre-exploration and development-related activities
2. To provide data for permit applications
3. To provide input to planning of future operations and associated mitigation
4. To provide additional baseline data that can be used to assess and measure the potential environmental effects of offshore oil and gas exploration and development in the northeastern Chukchi Sea

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Additional information

  • 1.0 (2013-05-29)
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Spatial Type point
Frequency no set schedule
Language English
ISO Topic Categories
  • oceans
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2008-07-25 00:00:00
End datetime 2011-10-14 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 71.61899, Minimum (South) Latitude: 70.64806
Minimum (West) Longitude: -166.02744, Maximum (East) Longitude: -162.32632

Primary point of contact information

Christie Cowee <>

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Battelle Memorial Institute, et al. 2013. Oil Industry Chemical Characterization Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 25 Jun 2024.

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