Report 534 – Impacts of oil spills on shorelines

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This GPG provides an overview of how oil spills can impact on marine and estuarine shorelines and how quickly they can recover.

IOGP report 534

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This GPG provides an overview of how oil spills can impact on marine and estuarine shorelines and how quickly they can recover.

The document describes the fate of oil on different shorelines and the characteristics that are relevant to impacts and recovery, together with the ecological impacts of oil on shorelines. It outlines current best practice in shoreline clean-up, and summarizes some of the fundamental approaches and requirements of impact assessment.

IOGP report 534

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2016