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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

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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