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This website was used to assist the Cook Inlet Potential Places of Refuge Workgroup in the development of a document describing Potential Places of Refuge (PPOR) in the Cook Inlet Subarea. The project was completed in September of 2007 and has been forwarded to the Cook Inlet Subarea Committee for inclusion in the Subarea Contingency Plan.
The Cook Inlet Subarea is depicted in the map shown below. Similar projects have taken place for the Prince William Sound, Aleutian and Kodiak Subareas. View more info about the workgroup record and products from those projects.
The objective of this project has been to identify docking, anchoring and mooring locations that may be selected as Potential Places of Refuge in order to enhance the overall response process.
The map below depicts some of the risk factors the workgroup used in selecting potential places of refuge. The workgroup identified candidate sites for potential places of refuge and a site assessment matrix and site assessment key were developed. This matrix summarizes the resources at risk for each site and aided in the final selection of potential places of refuge. Download a copy of the Site Selection Matrix and the Key.
Download a low resolution copy of this map in pdf format (198 kb pdf).
Download a low resolution copy of the risk maps in layers that was used in identifying the Cook Inlet PPOR sites in pdf format (1.12 mb pdf).
Index of PPOR Maps
The map above is an Index Map of the Cook Inlet Subarea. Outlined on the map are 6 areas that contain the individual sites selected by the workgroup as Potential Places of Refuge. Each area has a corresponding map that shows the locations of these sites and three tables for each map that give specific information for each individual site. This information includes site considerations, stakeholders, and physical and operational characteristics.
Download a copy of the index map in pdf format in print resolution.
The following is a list of the Cook Inlet Subarea Potential Places of Refuge maps identified on the index map with links to the corresponding file in pdf format:
- Cook Inlet PPOR Map 01 (3.1MB PDF)
- Cook Inlet PPOR Map 02 (3.1MB PDF)
- Cook Inlet PPOR Map 03 (3MB PDF)
- Cook Inlet PPOR Map 04 (3.6MB PDF)
- Cook Inlet PPOR Map 05 (10.4MB PDF)
- Cook Inlet PPOR Map 06 (3.1MB PDF)
PPOR Introduction Section
These plans have been reviewed and approved by the public and the workgroup. They are included as a section to the Places of Refuge portion of the Subarea Contingency Plan. There is an introductory section to the Places of Refuge portion of the Subarea Contingency Plan that explains the context and use of the plans.
Download a copy of the introduction section to the Places of Refuge portion of the Subarea Contingency Plan.
An associated project is the Cook Inlet Geographic Response Strategy (GRS) Project.
Primary Project Participants
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation,
Alaska Department of Natural Resources,
Alaska Department of Fish and Game,
Alaska Marine Pilots Association,
Aleutians East Borough
Aleut Marine Mammal Commission
City of Akutan
City of Unalaska
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
U.S. Coast Guard, District 17,
U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Coast Guard COTP Western Alaska
U.S. Coast Guard Unalaska Marine Safety Detachment
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Websites of Interest
Invasive species informative websites:
If you have local knowledge about the Cook Inlet Subarea or for more information or questions pertaining to this project, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need a special program to open some of the files (pdf) that you may download from this site. If you do not already have one, you may download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open them. If you have special accessibility needs, Adobe offers several free accessibility programs for reading pdf files as well.
This page was updated: June 30, 2008 by Nuka Research & Planning Group, LLC