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The Arctic Nearshore Impact Monitoring in Development Area (ANIMIDA) III program broadens understanding of contaminants, sources, and bioaccumulation in the Beaufort Sea area. The program includes a comprehensive sampling plan to characterize the lease area and surrounding area's chemistry and biota, generating data that are comparable to current and past sampling efforts in the lease area (e.g., past ANIMIDA and cANIMIDA work). A team of scientists from The University of Texas at Austin, the Florida Institute of Technology, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Battelle, and Olgoonik-Fairweather conduct the work, which includes sampling in summers 2014 and 2015, with data synthesis in 2015-2016. This work is funded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).



  • Dr. Dan Holiday / Cathy Coon
    Contracting Office Representative
    Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
  • Dr. Ken Dunton
    Professor and Senior Research Scientist
    The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
  • Dr. John Trefry
    Florida Institute of Technology, Division of Marine and Environmental Systems
  • Sheyna Wisdom
    Arctic Program Manager
    Olgoonik Fairweather
  • Dr. Jeremy Kasper
    Chief Scientist, ANIMIDA III
    Research Assistant Professor
    University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Dr. Bodil Bluhm
    Professor, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway
    Affiliate, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Greg Durell
    Senior Research Scientist and Program Manager
  • Susan Schonberg
    Research Associate
    The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
  • Dr. Tim Whiteaker
    Research Scientist
    The University of Texas at Austin


  • Eddy Carmack
    Senior Researcher (retired)
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences
  • Jerry Neff
    Neff & Associates, LLC
  • Philippe Archambault
    Associate Professor
    University of Quebec at Rimouski