Arctic Nearshore Impact Monitoring in the Development Area (ANIMIDA)

Updated 2001-02-19

1. Sediment study for heavy metals and selected organic contaminants. 2. Analysis of benthic organisms for heavy metals and selected organic contaminants. 3. Study of suspended sediment distribution, composition and sources. 4. Determination of partitioning of heavy metals between dissolved and particulate phases.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project
Comments and additional information:

Study area focuses on Northstar and Liberty Development Projects near Prudhoe Bay in the coastal Beaufort Sea.

Time frame

Project time span
1999 - 2003
Data collection
1999 - 2003
Data processing
1999 - 2003
Data reporting
2000 - 2004

Contact information

Contact person
John H. Trefry
Department of Marine & Environmental Systems Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL 32901 USA
+1 321 6747305
+1 321 6747212
Other project contacts
Project contact: Principal Investigator for Heavy Metals and Suspended Sediment Richard T. Prentki (Program Technical Coordinator) Minerals Management Service U.S. Department of Interior 949 East 36th Avenue, Suite 300 Anchorage, AK 99508-4302 John Brown (Principal Investigator-Organics) Arthur D. Little, Inc. 20 Acorn Park Cambridge, MA 02140-2390

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Heavy metals
Petroleum hydrocarbons
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Marine benthos
Marine sediments
Seawater/suspended particulate matter


Regions studied
Marine TDC

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
Data centres
Marine TDC
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored?
No data have been transferred to AMAP yet. We will facilitate such transfer during 2001.
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
Specimen banking information

Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, MA

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
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