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Decision support system for emergency management of oil spill accidents in the Mediterranean Sea

Liubartseva, Svitlana; Coppini, Giovanni; Pinardi, Nadia; De Dominicis, Michela; Lecci, Rita; Turrisi, Giuseppe; Cretì, Sergio; Martinelli, Sara; Agostini, Paola; Marra, Palmalisa; Palermo, Francesco. 2016 Decision support system for emergency management of oil spill accidents in the Mediterranean Sea. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 16 (8). 2009-2020. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-2009-2016

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This paper presents an innovative web-based decision support system to facilitate emergency management in the case of oil spill accidents, called WITOIL (Where Is The Oil). The system can be applied to create a forecast of oil spill events, evaluate uncertainty of the predictions, and calculate hazards based on historical meteo-oceanographic datasets. To compute the oil transport and transformation, WITOIL uses the MEDSLIK-II oil spill model forced by operational meteo-oceanographic services. Results of the modeling are visualized through Google Maps. A special application for Android is designed to provide mobile access for competent authorities, technical and scientific institutions, and citizens.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-2009-2016
ISSN: 1684-9981
Date made live: 03 Nov 2016 12:03 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/515035

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