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Integrated oil spill response actions and environmental effects

From 2016-03-01 to 2019-08-31, ongoing project | GRACE Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 5 513 252,50

EU contribution:

EUR 5 277 554

Coordinated in:

Finland

Call for proposal:

H2020-BG-2015-2See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Objective

Deliverables

  • State-of-art in biological monitoring

    Literature review report on the monitoring of biological effects of oil spills and oil spill responses in the northern Atlantic and Baltic Sea

  • Oil detection trials using oil sensors on glider

    Based on results of technological survey of D1.1 suitable oil detecting sensor will be tested on glider (underwater autonomous vehicle), which is increasingly important as cost-effective monitoring asset. Deliverable will analyse performance of oil detecting capability of specially equipped gliders, their possible use as oil detecting and monitoring tools especially in the Baltic Sea, giving beside horizontal also vertical dimension for oil spill detection and monitoring.

  • Report on influence of salinity and temperature on bioassay responses, and derivation of thresholds for proper application of the biounits

    Deliverable analyses the bio-units developed to use zebrafish larvae until age 120 hours post fertilization as an alternative to animal testing. Biounit features a custom designed flow-through well plate made of polyamide, generated by selective laser sintering. To adapt the biounit to the specific parameters of the Baltic Sea influence of temperature and salinity on zebrafish larvae behaviour will be determined in accordance with similar experiments using zebrafish embryos. Thresholds for temperature and salinity tolerance of zebrafish larvae for behavioural monitoring will be determined.

  • Project Management Plan

    The project management plan will contain a draft plan for time and places of consortium meetings, steering group meetings and advisory board meetings.

  • Dissemination and exploitation plan, draft 2

    The dissemination and exploitation plan will contain an updated draft of planned publications, participation in conferences and other outreaching activities. It will also contain an overview of the products to be developed in GRACE and the plan for commercialization of these.

  • Simulations of oil spill dispersion report

    Report on simulations on vertical and horizontal oil spill dispersion according to a range of selected scenarios for the Disko Bay and northern Baltic Sea areas.

  • Dissemination and exploitation plan, draft 1

    The dissemination and exploitation plan will contain a first draft of planned publications, participation in conferences and other outreaching activities. It will also contain an overview of the products to be developed in GRACE and the plan for commercialization of these.

  • Project brochure

    A project brochure printed in colour with information on the project goals and participants with contact information will be printed and distributed to stakeholders.

  • Baseline monitoring report

    Report including results from the baseline monitoring and baseline condition at test site for the field experiment.

  • Literature review report of oil in ice

    Report on oil in ice, including behaviour and burning, based on a review of the latest literature.

  • Sample and data inventory

    Inventory of samples and data suitable for biological effects assessment in the northern Atlantic and Baltic Sea

  • Mitigation plan for pilot scale oil spill field experiment

    Report including detailed test and mitigation plan, including approval for the pilot scale oil spill field experiment.

  • Modeled effects of oils

    Report on expected and missing environmental effects of the selected oils based on the PETROTOX model, and derivation of the impact on the experimental design

  • Preliminary screening of design and data requirement report

    Report on preliminary screening of design and data requirements based on input from relevant stakeholders, interviews obtained by skype, video link, telecon as well as physical meetings

  • Test conditions for zebrafish

    Report on suitable environmental parameters for investigation of oil spills and oil spill responses using zebrafish

  • Report on natural removal of stranded oil in Arctic climatic regimes

    Report on results for studies on natural removal of stranded oil on the coast in Arctic climatic regimes.

  • SmartBuoy technology and integration with oil spill detection networks

    Deliverable present and discuss the SmartBuoy technology which turn conventional navigational buoys into platform for the environmental and oceanographic data collection and real time delivery. As navigation buoys are naturally located in key points of the fairways, SmartBuoys would provide the data about sea state exactly from where the vessels need it the most. Probability of oil spills is also highest on fairways, which motivates to equip SmartBuoys with oil detection sensors and having a real time early warning reporting system.

  • Information about oil biodegradation in seawater and impact of dispersants on remediation process

    Oil-degrading microbial community structure in geographically different marine environments and impact of dispersant and environmental parameters on natural oil biodegradation kinetics is assessed and analysed.

  • Integration of oil detection functionality to FerryBox system

    Deliverable analyses aspects of on-line detection and monitoring of oil spills is the main approach that we will contribute into the new system for oil spill response and search/development of sensors/platform technologies. Flow-through systems on board,Ships Of OPportunity (SOOP) so-called Ferryboxes, allow to enhance the system with oil detection capability. Relevant desing and test results of systems reporting the oil detection results in real time will be presented in the deliverable.

  • In-situ oil detection sensors – technology overview and experiment design

    Deliverable deals with technology review and tests of available on market oil sensors is made and tests with selected sensors performed both in lab and field conditions. Prevailing measurement method of oil sensors commercially available today is the UV fluorescence, performance of every particular sensor technology is dependent on oil type to be detected and therefore related to fluorescence intensity in case of different wavelengths, will be analysed in deliverable.

  • Project web pages

    Project web pages including information on the consortium and the objectives of the project will be launched on the web site of SYKE

Publications

  • Toxicity assessment of a naphtenic North Sea crude oil using multi-level endpoints in zebrafish early live stages
    Author(s): Sarah Johann, Leonie Nüßer, Vivian Götzen, Beat Thalmann, Andreas Schiwy, Henner Hollert and Thomas-Benjamin Seiler
    Published in: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Europe SETAC 2017 Abstract book, issue 2017, 2017. 
  • Can zebrafish larvae be used as a biosensor for contaminant detection in the Baltic Sea?
    Author(s): S. Johann, L. Nüßer, H. Hollert & T.-B. Seiler
    Published in: Fish and Amphibian Embryo as Alternative Models in Toxicology and Teratology, issue 2016, 2016. 
  • Determination of oil spill and response impacts on biota using effect-based tools and ecological risk assessment – GRACE project WP3
    Author(s): S. Johann, H. Hollert, L. Nüßer, K. Lehtonen, A. Ahvo, J. Nuutinen, R. Turj, S. Pärt, A. Reunam, I. Marigómez, M. Soto, N. Etxebarria, U. Izagirre, A. Olsen, B. Munro Jensen, I. Salaverria-Zabalegui, D. Alitin, T. Kouts & T.-B. Seiler
    Published in: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry – Europe German Language Branch e.V. Abstract Book, issue 2016, 2016. 
  • Oil spill and response impacts on biota in cold climates – effect-based tools and ecological risk
    Author(s): T.-B. Seiler, S. Johann, L. Nüßer, K. Lehtonen, A. Ahvo, R. Turja, A. Reunamo, J. Nuutinen, I. Marigómez, M. Soto, N. Etxebarria, U. Izagirre, A. Orbea, X. Lekube, E. Gil-Uriarte, A.J. Olsen, B.M. Jenssen, I. Salaberria, T.M. Ciesielski, D. Altin, T. Kõuts, S. Pärt, M. Duchemin, K. Jørgensen & H. Hollert
    Published in: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Europe SETAC 2017 Abstract book, issue 2017, 2017. 
  • Zebrafish larvae behaviour as a biological early warning system for aquatic systems
    Author(s): Leonie Nuesser, Sarah Johann, Elad Salomons, Olya Skulovich, Sarah Hartmann, Caroline Ganal Catrina Cofalla, Holger Schuettrumpf, Avi Ostfeld, Kirsten Jørgensen, Tarmo Kõuts, Henner Hollert and Thomas-Benjamin Seiler
    Published in: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Europe SETAC 2017 Abstract book, issue 2017, 2017. 
  • "EU H2020 project GRACE: Experimental design for assessing the impact of oil and oil-dispersant exposure on Norwegian Sea and Baltic Sea mussels (Mytilus spp.) under ""natural"" conditions"
    Author(s): X. Lekube, A. Ahvo, D. Altin, T.M. Ciesielski, E. Gil-Uriarte, U. Izagirre, K.S. Jørgensen, I. Marigómez, J. Nuutinen, M. Soto, R. Turja, K.K. Lehtonen
    Published in: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Europe SETAC 2017 Abstract book, issue 2017, 2017. 
  • Real time in situ oil-spill monitoring using FerryBox system equipped with UV-fluorometer
    Author(s): Siim Pärt, Tarmo Kõuts, Kaimo Vahter
    Published in: The 11th Baltic Sea Science Congress ‘Living along gradients: past, present, future’ Abstracts 2017, issue 2017, 2017. Page(s) 333. 
    DOI: 10.12754/procs-2017-bssc
  • Biomarker responses to chemically dispersed crude oil in the Baltic Sea sediment dwelling bivalve, Macoma balthica
    Author(s): Aura Nousiainen, Raisa Turja, Aino Ahvo, Lisandra Alves, Kari Lehtonen, Kirsten S. Jørgensen
    Published in: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Europe SETAC 2017 Abstract book, issue 2017, 2017. 
  • Effect of temperature on the responsiveness of tissue-level biomarkers in Norwegian mussels exposed to WAF and Dispersed WAF.
    Author(s): Irati Ranero
    Published in: MSc in Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 2017. 
  • Tissue-level biomarkers and histopathological alterations in mussels from the Baltic Sea exposed to Oil WAF and CEWAF in extreme brackish conditions
    Author(s): Joyanta Bir
    Published in: Erasmus Mundus Master in Marine Environment and Resources, 2017. 

Coordinator

SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 946 768


Mechelininkatu 34a
00251 HELSINKI
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Participants

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark

EU contribution: EUR 743 791


NORDRE RINGGADE 1
8000 AARHUS C
Denmark
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

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TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia

EU contribution: EUR 396 837


ULIKOOLI 18
51005 TARTU
Estonia
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TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL
Estonia

EU contribution: EUR 447 093


Ehitajate tee 5
12616 TALLINN
Estonia
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

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RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 410 000


TEMPLERGRABEN 55
52062 AACHEN
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

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UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 325 000


BARRIO SARRIENA S N
48940 LEIOA
Spain
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

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NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway

EU contribution: EUR 299 863


HOGSKOLERINGEN 1
7491 TRONDHEIM
Norway
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

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GREENLAND OIL SPILL RESPONSE AS
Greenland

EU contribution: EUR 229 952


AQQUSINERSUAQ 48
3900 NUUK
Greenland
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

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LAMOR CORPORATION AB
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 548 250


URAKOITSIJANTIE 12
06450 PORVOO
Finland
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

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MERITAITO OY
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 300 000


PORKKALANKATU 5
00180 HELSINKI
Finland
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SSPA SWEDEN AB.
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 330 000


Chalmers Tvaergata 10
40022 GOETEBORG
Sweden
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Northern Research Institute Narvik AS
Norway

EU contribution: EUR 300 000


Rombaksveien (E6) 47
8504 Narvik
Norway
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UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
Canada

EU contribution: EUR 0


ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ROOM 202
R3T 2N2 MANITOBA
Canada
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