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SICMA

Development of a system for the prevention and response to marine and air pollution by Hazardous Noxious Substances

The main aim of this project is to develop a system called SICMA for the prevention and response of marine and air pollution derived from spills of Hazardous Noxious Substances (HNS) in loading, unloading and handling operations in the marine and port environments.

SICMA will be implemented in three pilot areas which are maritime terminals operated by CEPSA. These terminals are located in the Bay of Algeciras (Spain), the Ría de Huelva (Spain), and Port of Livorno (Italy).

To achieve the main aim, the following specific technical goals are proposed:

 

  1. To define the functionalities and requirements of SICMA system.
  2. To develop a new interface (SICMA Data Hub) for the management of operational databases (numerical, measured and satellite).
  3. To carry out laboratory experiments to analyse the physical an chemical behavior of main substances handeld in marine facilities.
  4. To develop new algorithms for the operational forecast of marine and atmospheric pollution from HNS spills.
  5. To develop new methodologies to evaluate risk and enhance safety in the response to HNS spills.
  6. To deploy the system in real situations and calibrate and validate it using laboratory experiments (results of goal 3) and field experiments (e.g. buoy deployments).
  7. To develop a user-oriented interface to facilitate the decision making in emergency situations.

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SICMA

Development of a system for the prevention and response to marine and air pollution by Hazardous Noxious Substances

RTC-2017-6642-2, 2019-2021

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