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Nature’s first responders to arctic oil spills

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Nature’s first responders to arctic oil spills

As a result of reduced sea ice cover and ice-free summers, the Northwest Passage is a high traffic route. With increased shipping and cruise ship activity, the risk of accidental releases of diesel or bunker fuel, or other transportation-related contaminants, has grown. Together with Genome Prairie and Genome Alberta, we support GENICE: Microbial Genomics for Oil Spill Preparedness in Canada’s Arctic Marine Environment. The project uses microbial genomics to generate credible, science-based evidence on the role and potential of bioremediation to deal with oil spills in the Arctic Ocean.

In partnership with Genome Alberta & Genome Prairie