Intro to Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique (SCAT)

Polaris Applied Sciences, Inc.
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (26 ratings)
428 students
Intro to Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique (SCAT)
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (26 ratings)
428 students
High-level introduction to Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique (SCAT)
Basics of Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique (SCAT) and how SCAT fits into the Incident Command System and a response
Basic Shoreline Response Program fundamentals

Requirements

  • None

Description

This course provides a high-level overview and introduction to Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique (SCAT) Programs and how they support and fit within an Incident Command System during an oil spill response. 

Information gathered by shoreline cleanup assessment technique (SCAT) surveys is a critical element of the response decision process and the development of practical operational plans and strategies. SCAT involves a standardized methodology for the documentation and description of oiled shorelines. This data is used by strategists and planners within the ICS decision process to develop a shoreline cleanup plan. SCAT teams are involved throughout the response operation from the initial field surveys to inspection and the sign off process.

For a detailed review SCAT we will be developing a longer course available at a later date.

Who this course is for:

  • Decision makers in oil spill response looking for an understanding of what SCAT is and how it fits into a response
  • Oil spill responders who may interact with a SCAT program during a response (EU, Planning, Operations, Command Staff, etc.)
  • Future SCAT team members
  • People with SCAT experience (class or field) looking for a refresher

Course content

5 sections • 5 lectures • 1h 58m total length
  • Introduction
    07:23

Instructors

Marine Scientist
Andy Graham
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Mr. Graham has over 17 years of experience in the emergency response field providing scientific and technical support, including Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team (SCAT) surveys, coral reef assessment, chemical, water and sediment sampling, bathymetry work, and data analysis. He has responded to a variety of oil and chemical spills and ship groundings throughout the world. In addition to field support, Mr. Graham is a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and computer specialist for Polaris, utilizing GIS software to generate maps to aid emergency response operations and for natural resource damage assessment studies.

Principal at Polaris Applied Sciences
Elliott Taylor
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  • 428 Students
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Dr. Elliott Taylor has a PhD in Oceanography from Texas A&M University and is a Principal with Polaris Applied Sciences, Inc. Dr. Taylor is recognized as a leader in oil spill response preparedness, development and implementation of contingency plans, and technical support for environmental issues in oil spill response. He has over 30 years of experience in oil spill response and was a technical advisor for the shoreline program on the Deepwater Horizon spill.