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An Operational Supporting System for Oil Spill Emergencies Addressed to the the Italian Coast Guard

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Institute for the Study of Anthropic impacts and Sustainability in marine environment (IAS), National Research Council (CNR), loc. Sa Mardini snc—Torregrande, 09170 Oristano, Italy
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CInstitute for Educational Technology (ITD), National Research Council (CNR), 90146 Palermo, Italy
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Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR), National Research Council (CNR), via Pietro Castellino 111, 80131 Napoli, Italy
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Institue of Anthropic impacts and Sustainability in marine environment (IAS), National Research Council (CNR), 00146 Rome, Italy
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J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2020, 8(12), 1035; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8121035
Received: 23 November 2020 / Revised: 10 December 2020 / Accepted: 14 December 2020 / Published: 19 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Marine Pollution and Disaster)
Oil spill models are used to simulate the evolution of an oil slick that occurs after an accidental ship collision, malfunctioning of oil extraction platforms, or illegal discharges intentionally released by ships into the marine environment. We present an integrated operational oil spill prediction system that improves capacities in preventing and mitigating maritime risks from oil spills. The objective is to provide forecast information about the transport and the fate of a hypothetical oil spill under Nearly-Real Time hydrodynamic conditions in the western and central Mediterranean Sea. This complex forecast system is developed in the framework of the project SOS-Piattaforme & Impatti Off-Shore to the needs of Italian Coast Guard and other institutions, such as the Ministry of the Environment. This service has been operational since July 2020. The innovative aspect of this work is a graphical user interface (the GUI), which allows to select properties, time, and location of a potential oil spill and show the evolution of oil slick concentration and oil fate parameters. This platform represents the first component of a future Decision Support System aimed to identify the risk assessment of oil spills in order to better manage emergencies and minimize economic damages. View Full-Text
Keywords: oil spill; DSS; Graphical User Interface; emergency oil spill; DSS; Graphical User Interface; emergency
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Sorgente, R.; La Guardia, D.; Ribotti, A.; Arrigo, M.; Signa, A.; Pessini, F.; Oliva, G.; Pes, A.; Perilli, A.; Di Maio, A. An Operational Supporting System for Oil Spill Emergencies Addressed to the the Italian Coast Guard. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2020, 8, 1035. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8121035

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Sorgente R, La Guardia D, Ribotti A, Arrigo M, Signa A, Pessini F, Oliva G, Pes A, Perilli A, Di Maio A. An Operational Supporting System for Oil Spill Emergencies Addressed to the the Italian Coast Guard. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 2020; 8(12):1035. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8121035

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Sorgente, Roberto, Dario La Guardia, Alberto Ribotti, Marco Arrigo, Alessandro Signa, Federica Pessini, Gennaro Oliva, Andrea Pes, Angelo Perilli, and Antonia Di Maio. 2020. "An Operational Supporting System for Oil Spill Emergencies Addressed to the the Italian Coast Guard" Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 8, no. 12: 1035. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8121035

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