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   Marine Pollution Emergency Response Support System for the high seas




Training and outreach

Potential sources for open code or online models for Marine Accident Emergency Support

Search & Rescue

The LEEWAY maritime drift model is not as sophisticated as SAROPS, but is web based and open source code. Search and Rescue Optimal Planning System (SAROPS) is a comprehensive search and rescue (SAR) planning system used by the United States Coast Guard in the planning and execution of almost all SAR cases in and around the United States and the Caribbean.

CANSARP is the Canadian Search and Rescue Planning software application. CANSARP is essentially a simulation tool which determines the search area, coupled with a decision support system to assist the Maritime SAR Coordinator in planning a search.

Oil spill

Oil spill model is web based and open source code for the trajectory part.

GNOME is a trajectory forecasting tool, used primarily for estimating where oil might go after a spill.

ADIOS is an oil weathering model that provides planners and responders with information on how thousands of different oils could physically--or chemically--change over time under various scenarios.

MEDSLIK-II is designed to be used to predict the transport and weathering of an oil spill, using a lagrangian representation of the oil slick.

OSERIT is an online integrated tool designed to help assessing the short term (1-5 days) environmental impact of oil pollution at sea.

Seatrack Web: Official HELCOM oil drift forecasting system developed and administrated by SMHI and DAMSA with SINTEF oil weathering technology included

Training material

Mersea oil spill forecast demonstrations on the web

The Mersea project includes demonstrations of the use of Mersea ocean forecast products in marine oil spill modelling and forecasting. Two separate demonstration experiments were carried out in the Mediterranean Sea in the Fall of 2007. A web-site has been set up to publish information about the demonstrations and results.

Training Local Responders: Emergency Response to Shipping Pollution Incident

Training support for anyone who may be or become involved in responding to a coastal pollution incident, is available in English and French.

Clean-up Methodologies in the Event of an Oil Spill

What we need to know: influential environmental processes, pollutants, response.

What to do: preventives measures, clean-up, choice of techniques.

The WMU SAR Information Platform

The WMU SAR Information Platform gathers information about research projects, training courses and other relevant developments within the Search and Rescue community.

(Last Updated: 19-10-2012)

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