Finding ways of seeing oil under ice
OSRI tests the use of surveillance balloons and underwater vehicles for detecting oil caught below ice following an oil spill
If the unthinkable happens and oil is spilled in sea ice conditions in the Arctic, spill responders will be faced with the challenge of locating oil trapped under ice floes. Oil, being lighter than water, would float towards the sea surface but would likely become caught in hollows in the underside....
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