Resources and videos from the Crude Move Symposium held June 8-9, 2017 in Cleveland, OH

Crude Move Symposium: Oil Transportation Infrastructure, Economics, Risk, Hazards and Lessons Learned

On June 8-9, 2017, U.S. and Canadian government, industry, academic and non-governmental (NGO) stakeholders assembled at a first-of-its-kind crude oil movement symposium for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin and other critical northern watersheds including Lake Champlain and the Hudson River.

Hosted by the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program, Great Lakes Commission, and International Joint Commission, the symposium provided an opportunity to increase stakeholder understanding of the complexity of crude oil movement in these important northern basins. Topics presented included regional transportation, economics, hazards and risk, emergency response and lessons learned from the Gulf of Mexico.

A final agenda is available here.
The symposium proceedings are available here.

Media resources

A playlist of the recordings from the symposium sessions are available here.

Great Lakes Now interview and series of videos following the symposium can be found here.

Additional resources can be found at the Sea Grant in the Gulf of Mexico website.

If you have questions, please contact:

Katherine Bunting-Howarth, New York Sea Grant at

Looking for more information related to this effort?
Check out the Hazardous Material Transport Outreach Network Webinar Series.

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