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Call for Abstracts

27th Annual

No-Spills Conference

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Acme, Michigan * January 4-6, 2017

Submittal Deadline - September 16, 2016

The Northern Michigan Waterways Hazardous Material Spill Planning Committee (No-Spills) coordinates, educates and analyzes issues to prevent and mitigate hazardous material spills on Michigan’s Great Lakes and its tributaries.  The theme for our premier environmental and emergency response conference is New and Innovative Technology for Spill Prevention & Response. Past conference topics include:

Pipeline Spills & DrillsOil Under Ice Spills
Oil Detection & Recovery​​Modeling Scenarios for Potential Oil Spills
Micro Plastics in the Great LakesToxic Algae Blooms​


Abstract should include a 1- 2 page summary of the topic you are willing to present. Please include your name, contact information, email address, phone number, and your affiliation.  Abstracts should be submitted to the following email address: 
Once your abstract is received, the No Spills Committee will contact you with results. 

Submittal Deadline - September 16, 2016

Thank you for your interest in the No-Spills Conference!

Questions regarding the abstract review process can be directed to Julie Lowe ( or Jeff Taylor (
For more conference information, please visit our website at