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Born in spill planning, uses for Alaska ShoreZone tool expanding

Born in spill planning, uses for ShoreZone tool expanding Molly Dischner, Alaska Journal of Commerce Screen shot/AJOC A program originally brought to Alaska to support oil spill planning and response efforts in Cook Inlet has since expanded to most of the state with uses from coastal monitoring to art and education. The coastal mapping endeavor » Learn More

Cook Inlet RCAC Board announces appointments

April 28, 2014—Kenai–The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (RCAC) met for their Council and Annual Meeting in Kenai on April 25, and confirmed the following appointments and reappointments to the Board of Directors and committees: Board of Directors (3-year term): Michael Opheim, representing Alaska Native Interest Groups Deric Marcorelle, representing Environmental Interest Groups Grace » Learn More

2013 Annual Report

To learn more about Cook Inlet RCAC, our current projects and accomplishments, we invite you to download our 2013 Annual Report. If you would like a hard copy, call us at 907-283-7222 and we’ll add you to our mailing list.

Furie applies for new Cook Inlet platform

Alaska Public Media–Furie Alaska has submitted an operations plan for a new offshore drilling platform in Cook Inlet. If the project is approved, natural gas production could begin as soon as this fall. This is a big project for Furie. They were one of the first companies on the scene at the beginning of the » Learn More

Locals get face time with representatives

Locals get face time with representatives By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Peninsula Clarion Local representatives listened to central Kenai Peninsula residents’ concerns and comments about various state and peninsula issues at a town hall meeting Saturday. About one dozen people stopped by the meeting at the George A. Navarre Borough Administration Building in Soldotna where Reps. Kurt » Learn More

Cook Inlet Beluga research presented during local symposium

By Rashah McChesney Peninsula Clarion Several organizations which did research on the endangered population of Cook Inlet Beluga whales will be presenting the results of several projects during a Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Symposium Thursday and Friday at the River Center in Soldotna. Using federal grant money, about $700,000, provided through the Marine Mammal Data » Learn More

US Coast Guard approves recertification

The U.S. Coast Guard has approved Cook Inlet RCAC’s annual recertification, allowing the organization to continue its mission of representing the citizens of Cook Inlet in promoting safe marine transportation and oil facility operations in the Inlet. The council learned of the recertification by letter dated August 12, from Rear Admiral Thomas Ostebo, Commander, Seventeenth » Learn More

Jack-Up Rig Specifications

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New Work Plan

The Cook Inlet maritime risk assessment management team has signed off on a work plan for the remainder of the project, which is expected to wrap up in September 2014. Among the remaining tasks is to research and analyze five risk reduction options, including current towing resources, constructing a trans-Cook Inlet subsea pipeline, enhanced situational » Learn More