Port Valdez Environmental Studies Program

Project Description

The Port Valdez Environmental Studies Program (PVESP) is a long-term environmental study currently focused on monitoring of sediments adjacent to the Valdez marine oil terminal. The long-term effort begun in 1968 with initial surveys and the work in 1971 was the first multi-disciplinary environmental study in Alaska. The study provides a long-term record of biological and chemical characteristics of sediments throughout the fjord but also includes extensive oceanographic and biological investigations of the environment.

Research Team

Principal Investigator

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Arny Blanchard

Research Full Professor
  • Environmental Statistics
  • Benthic Ecology
  • Invertebrate Taxonomy
(907) 474-1123
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David Shaw

Professor Emeritus
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Project Funding

Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.
Start Date: 1968-00-00 End Date: 0000-00-00

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