Soundings - Spring 2016 - (Page 11)

FeatUre The criSk iniTiaTive Assessing the Risk of Wrecks in the Caribbean t he problem of potentially-polluting shipwrecks has become fairly well known with an international study that estimated that there were at least 8,500 large wrecks that may contain 2.8 to 23 million cubic meters of oil. anecdotes about leaking oil causing ecological damages, such as the thousands of seabirds oiled from the S.S. Jacob Luckenbach off the central california coast, are well known, as are case histories of millions of dollars in cleanup costs from By dagmar schmidt etkin, Phd continuous spillage from leaking wrecks. the wrecks are spread throughout the world's seas, with particular concentrations in a number of regions. spring 2016 * 11

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Soundings - Spring 2016

ASA President’s Report
The Search for Oil Spill Data
The Crisk Initiative
ASA-CIP to Co-Host Joint Seminar
Events & Announcements
Meet the ASA Membership
Index of Advertisers/

Soundings - Spring 2016