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  MPERSS

   Marine Pollution Emergency Response Support System for the high seas

 

 

 

Marine Pollution Incident (MPI) AREA III (A)

The Western Mediterranean Sea.

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

Greece
Hellenic National Meteorological Service,

Operational Section , Direction D,

HELLINIKON, G.R.

16777 ATHENS, GREECE
Tel: + 30-210-9699-101
Fax: + 30-210-9628-952
Fax: 30 19 64 96 46
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Other relevant contact points

 Algeria
Office National de la Météorologie, Avenue Khemisti, BP 153 Dar El Beida, Alger Directeur de la prévision
Tel: + 213-21-50-89-53
Tel: +213-21-50-93 ou 94
Fax: + 213-21-75-33-33
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Spain
Jefe de turno del Centro
national de Prediccion,
Apartado de Correos 285
28071 MADRID
Tel: 34-91-58-19-748
Fax: 34-91-58-19-743
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Italy
CNMCA, 1° Servizio Analisi et Previsioni, Aeroporto di Pratica di Mare, 00040 Pratica di Mare - Pomezia, ROMA, ITALIA
Tel: 39-06-9129-2664
Fax: 39.06.9129.2457
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Malta
Service Météorologique, Civil Aviation Department, Luga Airport, LUQA LQA 05
Tel: + 356-21-249-600
Fax: + 356-21-249-563 

Morocco
Maroc
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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Tunisia
Institut National de la Météorologie, B.P. 156, 2035 TUNIS-CARTHAGE, TUNISIE
Tel: + 216-71-773-400
Fax: + 216-71-772-609
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REMPEC
Centre Régional Méditerranéen pour l’intervention d’urgence contre la pollution marine accidentelle, "Maritime House"
Lascaris Wharf
Valletta VLT 1921 MALTE
Tel: + 356-21-337-296 ou 297 ou 298

Emergency line 
Tel: + 356-99-49-79-78 (mobil)
Fax: + 356-21-339-951
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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 MED
Fort Sainte Marguerite, BP 69, 83953 LA GARDE Cédex
Tel: 04 94 61 71 10
Tel: 04 94 61 71 21
Fax: 04 94 27 11 49
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CROSS MED en Corse
BAN d’Aspretto, BP 50968, 20700 AJACCIO CEDEX
Tel: 04 95 20 13 63 (transfert d’appel sur le Cross La Garde, hors heures d’ouvertures)
Fax: 04 95 22 51 91
Telex: 460187 (hors heures transmettre au Cross La Garde)
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Préf. Maritime Méditerranée (division « action de l’Etat en mer »)
CECMED/OPS, 83800 TOULON NAVAL
Tel: 04 94 02 03 72 AEM
Tel: 04 94 92 89 38 OPEM
Fax: 04 94 02 05 70 trans
Fax: 04 94 02 10 17 meteo
Fax: 04 94 02 13 63 AEM
Telex: 430007
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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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REMPEC
Centre Régional Méditerranéen pour l’intervention d’urgence contre la pollution marine accidentelle, "Maritime House"

Lascaris Wharf

Valletta VLT 1921 MALTE
Tel: 356-33-72-96
Tel: 356-33-72-97
Tel: 356-33-72-98
Tel: 356 949 79 78 (mobil)
Fax: 356-33-99-51
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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
April 2004: exercise with Greek Meteorological Service 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
 

 

(Last Updated: 03-07-2013)

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