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POllution Prevention and Control - Safe Transportation of Hazardous Goods by Tankers (POP&C)

Objective

The consequences of tanker accidents are often catastrophic, as can be vividly attested by the recent disasters of the Erika and Prestige, raising the issue of oil spills to the highest priority for the EU community. The POP&Cproject aims to address this issue head on by focusing on prevention and mitigation in ship design and operation for existing and new vessels. Specific objectives include: To develop a risk-based methodology to measure the oil spill potential of tankers To develop a risk-based passive pollution prevention methodology To develop a risk-based active post-accident pollution mitigation and control framework. The objectives will be achieved by identifying and ranking critical hazards such as collision and grounding, fire and explosion and structural failure (WP2), leading to estimates of probability of capsizing/sinking from loss of stability or structural failure (WP3, WP4), which combined with estimates of consequences within a risk-based framework will provide pollution risk (WP5). Risk reduction through preventative measures (WP6) and post-accident mitigation and control measures (WP7) will also be developed. This STREP proposal perfectly addresses the objectives of the Sustainable Surface Transport thematic priority, and in particular increasing safety of waterborne transport, through integrating technologies for driving, piloting and manoeuvring assistance to improve safety and maximise the effective capacity of the infrastructure, including the secure transportation of hazardous goods. The consortium comprises prime protagonists in the area of maritime safety in Europe and is organised to provide althea complimentary capabilities that are necessary to satisfy the project objectives. Deliverables include pollution risk methodology and assessment tools, decision support tools for pollution prevention and crisis management, and design and operational guidelines for containment of pollution risk.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-TRANSPORT-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

INTERTANKO
Address
Nedre Vollgate 4
761 Sentrum Oslo
Norway

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Address
Richmond Street 16
Glasgow
BUREAU VERITAS S.A.
France
Address
Place Des Reflets 17 Bis Immeuble B22
Paris La Defense
SIREHNA - SOCIETE D'INGENIERIE, DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES EN HYDRODYNAMIQUE NAVALE SA
France
Address
1 Rue De La Noe
BP 42105 Nantes
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9
Zografos
STC B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Lloydstraat 300
Rotterdam
NAVANTIA S.A.
Spain
Address
Velazquez 132
Madrid
SSPA SWEDEN AB
Sweden
Address
Chalmers Tvaergata 10
Goeteborg
ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
Address
Maslak
Istanbul
OSG SHIP MANAGEMENT (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Quorum 4, Quorum Business Park, Benton Lane
Newcastle Upon Tyne
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Address
6 Kensington Terrace
Newcastle Upon Tyne
CENTER OF MARITIME TECHNOLOGIES E. V.
Germany
Address
Bramfelder Strasse 164
Hamburg
STOCZNIA GDYNIA S.A.
Poland
Address
Czechoslowacka Str.3
Gdynia