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  MPERSS

   Marine Pollution Emergency Response Support System for the high seas

 

 

 

Marine Pollution Incident (MPI) AREA VIII (C)

0° - 30°S, 55°E - 95°E

AMOC : Mauritius

Contact point
Mohamudally Beebeejaun, Mauritius Meteorological Services, St Paul road, Vacoas, Mauritius
Tel: 230 686 1031
Fax: 230 686 1033
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Website: metservice.intnet.mu
Operational contact point (24 h)
Duty Forecaster, Meteorological Services, St. Paul Road, Vacoas, Mauritius
Tel: 230 686 1031
Fax: 230 686 1033
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Supporting Services

France (La Réunion)
Météo-France, Le Chaudron, La Réunion
Tel: 262-262-92-11-00

Other relevant contact points

Météo Madagascar
Duty forecaster
Fax: 261-202-240-823
Marine Rescue Coordinating Center, Seychelles
Duty forecaster, Coast Guard Base, Bois de rose avenue, Mahe
Tel: (248) 224-411/224-616
Fax: 248-384-078
Fax: 248-322-945

Marine Pollution Emergency Response Authority

 

Marine pollution transport model available under MPERSS

Type of pollution model Oil
Name of model ADIOS
References  
Free Yes
Input (pollutant data)  
Input (Environmental data) Wind, current and temperature
Trajectory algorithm: Wind From model prediction and meteorological observations wherever available.
Trajectory algorithm: Current Climatology. Tidal data are actual data from the tide gauge station
Trajectory algorithm: Waves (generation method, effect on advection) Actual wave data from the wave rider
Fate algorithm: evaporation, emulsification...  
Model Validation  
Application area  
Real-time response capacity  

MPERSS trials

Date(s) and period(s) of trials Brief summary of results
November 2002 The results were satisfactory but duplications of work were being noted. The stakeholders responsibility had to be redefined with more precision.
Materials like charts to monitor the oil spill trajectory was not available or they do not cover the incidence area. The communication center had to be reorganised with more facilities.
The command control center under the Director of Environment/NOSP functioned well. The minister of Environment also came personally to boost up the moral of all the stakeholders involved in the simulation exercises.

Actual marine pollution emergencies

Date(s) and duration(s) of incidents Brief summary of results
   

(Last Updated: 30-03-2009)

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