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  MPERSS

   Marine Pollution Emergency Response Support System for the high seas

 

 

 

Marine Pollution Incident (MPI) AREA II

Atlantic waters east of 35°W, from 7°N to 48°27'N, and east of 20°W from 7°N to 6°S.

AMOC : France

Contact point
Joël Hoffman, Météo-France, DPrévi/MAR, 42 avenue Coriolis, F-31057 Toulouse Cedex 1, France
Tel: +33 5 61 07 82 90
Fax: +33 5 61 07 82 09
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Website: www.meteo.fr
Operational contact point (24 h)
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

Supporting Services

Spain
Jefe de turno del Centro national de Prediccion, C/Castro Leonardo 8, 28040 MADRID
Tel: 34-91-581-97-48/51
Fax: 34-91-581-97-42/43
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Portugal
Instituto de Meteorologia, Rua C ao Aeroporto, 1749 - 077 LISBOA
Tel: +351-218-447-000
Fax: +351-218-402-370
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Other relevant contact points

Angola

INAMET, Luanda airport, P.O. Box 841, Luanda - ANGOLA
Tel: 244-239-1048
Fax: 244-239-6726

Benin

Service Météorologique

B.P. 379, Cotonou
Tel: 229-301-413
Fax: 229-301-839 (ASECNA)

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Cameroun

Direction de la Meteorologie

296, rue Ivy Bonanjo, B.P. 186 Douala, Cameroun
Tel: 237-33-42-16-35
Fax: 237-33-42-16-35
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Congo
Direction de la Meteorologie

B.P.  208, Brazzaville
Tel: 242-281-20-90
Fax: 242-281-20-90
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Cote d'Ivoire
Service de la Météorologie Nationale

Agence Nationale de l'Aviation Civile et de la Météorologie (ANAM), 15

B.P. 990, ABIDJAN 15
Tel: 225-36-99-11
Tel: 225-36-71-63
Fax: 225-27-71-85

Gabon
Météorologie nationale

B.P. 10377, Libreville
Tel: 241-72-15-51

Fax: 241-76-15-51 

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Ghana
Kotoca International Airport, Meteorological Office (Mr Kwa Wurodu), P.O. BOX 9471

Accra, Ghana
Tel: 223-21-77-83-88
Fax: 223-21-77-48-11

Fax: 223-21-77-75-72
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Guinea
Météorologie Nationale

B.P. 566, Conakry
Tel: 224-45-48-19
Fax: 224-41-35-77
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Guinea-Bissau
Service météorologique national, Direçao-Geral de Serviço Meteorologico, Nsvopmsé, Caixa Postal N° 75, Bissau
Tel: 245-202-059
Fax: 245-202-059

Liberia
Meteorological Services, Roberts International Airport, P.O. Box 1, ROBERTSFIELD
Tel: 231-72-10-31

Mauritania
Service de l’exploitation de la Météorologie, Boite Postale 205, NOUAKCHOTT
Tel: 222-252-838
Fax: 222-258-859
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Morocco
Direction de la Météorologie Nationale, D.M.N. - BP. 8106 - Casa-Oasis - Casablanca 20203
Tel: + 212-522-91

-38-03 ou 05
Fax: + 212-522-91-37-97
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Nigeria
Meteorological Department, Private Mail Bag 12542, LAGOS
Tel: 234-1-263-33-71
Fax: 234-1-263-60-97

Senegal
Agence nationale de la Météorologie l

Bureau CRTM, BP 8257, Dakar-Yoff
Tel: + 221-33-820-48-37 ou 51
Fax: + 221-33-820-13-27
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Sierra Leone
Meteorological Department

F. 18 Charlotte Street, FREETOWN
Tel: 232-22-26-692

Fax: 232-22-22-44-39 

Togo
Météorologie Nationale, Boite Postale 1505, LOME
Tel: 261-57-52

Tel:261-27-60

Fax: 261-27-60

Fax: 226-52-36

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United Kingdom
EMARC Forescaster, MET OFFICE, FITZYROY ROAD, EXETER, DEVON, UK EXI 3P8
Tel: 44 13 92 44 79 47
Tel: 44 13 92 88 41 67

Fax: 44 13 92 88 45 49
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Marine Pollution Emergency Response Authority

CEDRE
715, Rue Alain Colas

CS 41836

29218 BREST Cédex 2
Tel: 02 98 33 10 10
Fax: 02 98 44 91 38
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CROSS Gris nez
62170 AUDINGHEN
Tel: 03 21 87 21 87 (standard)
Tel: 03 21 87 78 21 (Chef)
Tel: 03 21 87 78 22 (Chef ops)
Fax: 03 21 87 78 55
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CROSS Jobourg
Route d’Auderville, BP 5, 50440 JOBOURG
Tel: (H24) 02 33 52 16 16
Tel: (HB) 02 33 52 78 23
Fax: (H24) 02 33 52 71 72
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CROSS Corsen
Pointe de Corsen

29810 PLOUARZEL
Tel: 02 98 89 31 31
Fax: 02 98 89 65 75
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CROSS Etel
40, av. Louis Bougo, Château de la Garenne BP 48, 56410 ETEL
Tel: 02 97 55 35 35
Fax: 02 97 55 49 34
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Préf. Maritime Manche (division « action de l’Etat en mer »)
50115 CHERBOURG OCTEVILLE cedex
Tel: 02 33 92 60 41 (H24)
Tel: 02 33 92 60 61 (std)
Fax: 02 33 92 59 26 (H24)
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Préf. Maritime Atlantique (division « action de l’Etat en mer »)
BP 46, 29240 BREST ARMEES
Tel: 02 98 22 12 23 (AEM)
Tel: 02 98 22 05 36 (OPS)

Tel: 06 70 31 76 83 (H24)
Fax: 02 98 22 09 45
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Cellule de crise TOTAL
TOTAL S.A.

PC de crise - TRANSPORTS MARITIMES     26E52     Tour Coupole

92078 Paris la Défense cedex
Tel: 01 41 35 85 51
Fax: 01 47 44 62 05
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Marine pollution transport model available under MPERSS

Type of pollution model Oil and floating objects
Name of model MOTHY
References http://www.meteorologie.eu.org/mothy/references/
Free Subject to conditions
Input (pollutant data) Oil spill position, time and duration of the release, oil density.
Object dimensions.
Input (Environmental data) Wind and sea surface pressure provided by IFS or ARPEGE models.
Current provided by a limited area ocean model.
Trajectory algorithm: Wind From IFS or ARPEGE models.
Used as a forcing in the ocean model.
Trajectory algorithm: Current Wind driven current and tidal current are computed from a shallow water model.
Climatology of large scale currents is included in the Mediterranean Sea.
Trajectory algorithm: Waves (generation method, effect on advection) The effect on advection is neglected
Fate algorithm: evaporation, emulsification... Yes
Model Validation North sea (Tricolor, 2002), English Channel (Torrey Canyon 1967, Amoco Cadiz 1978, Tanio 1980, Ievoli Sun 2000), Bay of Biscay (Aegean Sea 1992, Erika 1999, Prestige 2002), West Portugal (Cercal 1994), Mediterranean Sea (Haven 1991, Lyria 1993), New Caledonia (Konemu, 1997). Two exercises per year are conducted jointly with Cedre.
Application area The model is applicable for any location in the world, but with a better accuracy in the English Channel, the Bay of Biscay, West Portugal and around some French islands in the tropics.
Real-time response capacity The model is available 24h/day, 365 days/year.
Request by fax with a specific form.

MPERSS trials

Date(s) and period(s) of trials Brief summary of results
Early October 2001: test of backup system with MetOffice Very prompt reaction and efficient provision of meteorological and drift model information.

Actual marine pollution emergencies

Date(s) and duration(s) of incidents Brief summary of results
Prestige, 2002, several months Drift forecasts sent to Meteorological Services of Spain, Portugal and Morocco for Prestige Incident (November 2002).

 

(Last Updated: 03-07-2013)

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