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An evaluation of the science needs to inform decisions on Outer Continental Shelf energy development in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, Alaska

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2011/3048

We need refined regional understanding of climate change, effective oil-spill risk assessment, preparedness, and response, an analysis of cumulative effects (natural and human), better geospatial data for the area, in an integrated approach.

by Holland-Bartels, Leslie E. and Pierce, Brenda S.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3048
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Decision support methods, Earth sciences, Human impacts, Natural gas resources, Natural resource management, Oil resources, Petroleum, Mineral deposit areas
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