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  MPERSS

   Marine Pollution Emergency Response Support System for the high seas

 

 

 

Marine Pollution Incident (MPI) AREA I

The North Atlantic Ocean east of 35°W, from 48°27'N to 71°N.

AMOC : United Kingdom

Contact point
Nick Ashton
Met Office
FitzRoy Road, Exeter, Devon, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1392 885402
Fax: +44 8709005050
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Website: www.met-office.gov.uk
Operational contact point (24 h)
Met Office
FitzRoy Road, Exeter, Devon, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1392 886095
Fax: +44 (0)1392 884549
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Supporting Services

Norway
Meteorologist on duty, Vervarslinga Pa Vestlandet
Regional division of DNMI
Bergen, Western Norway
Tel: +47 55 23 66 00
Fax: +47 55 23 67 03
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Norway responsible for Arctic waters north of 71°N
Iceland
Operations centre, The Icelandic Coast, PO 7120, 127 Reykjavic, Iceland
Tel: +354 511 2222
Fax: +354 511 2244
Telex: 2040 VARDS
Ireland
General forecasting Office, MET EIREANN, Glasnevin Hill, Dublin 9, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 806 4217
Tel: +353 1 806 4255
Tel: +353 1 806 4219
Fax: +353 1 806 4275
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France
Forecaster on duty, Météo-France, DPrévi/MAR, 42 avenue Coriolis, F-31057 Toulouse Cedex 1, France
Tel: +33 5 61 07 82 28
Fax: +33 5 61 07 84 84

Other relevant contact points

none notified

Marine Pollution Emergency Response Authority

Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Kevin Colcomb
Spring Place, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 IEG, UK
Tel: +44 (0)2380 329 000

Marine pollution transport model available under MPERSS

Type of pollution model Oil, Chemical, Nuclear
Name of model OSIS (oil), NAME (Chemical, Nuclear)
References BMT Model (OSIS)
Free No
Input (pollutant data) Pre-set standard oil types
Input (Environmental data) Manual input of Wind + temperature
Current data stored within the model
Trajectory algorithm: Wind From Met Office model
Trajectory algorithm: Current Hydrodynamic model (Proudman) includes wind, tide & mean currents.
Trajectory algorithm: Waves (generation method, effect on advection) unkown
Fate algorithm: evaporation, emulsification... Yes
Model Validation Done by BMT/AEA Technologies
Application area Global (although only tidal currents for UK waters)
Real-time response capacity Fully able

MPERSS trials

Date(s) and period(s) of trials Brief summary of results
Early October 2001: test of backup system with Météo-France Backup system worked effectively. Pollution data charts delivered by fax within 6 hours.

Actual marine pollution emergencies

Date(s) and duration(s) of incidents Brief summary of results
Details not available

 

(Last Updated: 22-05-2013)

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