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Integrated oil spill response actions and environmental effects

Objective

Objectives: 1) to improve the observation and predictions of oil spreading in the sea using novel on-line sensors on-board vessels, fixed structures or gliders, and smart data transfer into operational awareness systems; 2) to examine the true environmental impacts and benefits of a suite of marine oil spill response methods (mechanical collection in water and below ice, in situ burning, use of chemical dispersants, bioremediation, electro-kinetics, and combinations of these) in cold climate and ice-infested areas; 3) to assess the impacts on biota of naturally and chemically dispersed oil, in situ burning residues and non-collected oil using biomarker methods and to develop specific methods for the rapid detection of the effects of oil pollution; 4) to develop a strategic Net Environmental Benefit Analysis tool (sNEBA) for oil spill response strategy decision making.
A true trans-disciplinary consortium will carry out the project. Oil sensors will be applied to novel platforms such as ferry-boxes, smart buoys, and gliders. The environmental impacts of the oil spill response methods will be assessed by performing pilot tests and field experiments in the coastal waters of Greenland, as well as laboratory tests in Svalbard and the Baltic Sea with the main focus on dispersed oil, in situ burning residues and non-collected oil. The sNEBA tool will be developed to include and overarch the biological and technical knowledge obtained in the project, as well as integrate with operational assessments being based on expertise on coastal protection and shoreline response. This can be used in establishing cross-border and trans-boundary cooperation and agreements. The proposal addresses novel observation technology and integrated response methods at extreme cold temperatures and in ice. It also addresses the environmental impacts and includes a partner from Canada. The results are vital for the off-shore industry and will enhance the business of oil spill response services.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/bioremediation

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2015-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 946 768

Participants (12)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 743 791
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 396 837
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 447 093
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 410 000
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 325 000
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 299 863
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GREENLAND OIL SPILL RESPONSE AS
Greenland
EU contribution
€ 229 952
Address
Aqqusinersuaq 48
3900 Nuuk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LAMOR CORPORATION AB
Finland
EU contribution
€ 548 250
Address
Urakoitsijantie 12
06450 Porvoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MERITAITO OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Porkkalankatu 5
00180 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SSPA SWEDEN AB.
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 330 000
Address
Chalmers Tvaergata 10
40022 Goeteborg
Activity type
Research Organisations
SINTEF NARVIK AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Rombaksveien E6-47
8517 Narvik
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
Canada
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Administration Building Room 202
R3T 2N2 Manitoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments