Experimental surveys and tools test

The developed system will be assessed in five test sites located on the coastal areas near the outlets of major existing or planned oil pipelines and on high traffic areas with:

  • Installation of HF radars in the test sites and development of sampling strategy for main instruments (surface drifters, profilers and gliders).
  • Ad-hoc experimental surveys in the test sites to assess the performance of the prediction system, combining monitoring and forecasting.
  • Oil spill and SAR simulations.

Test sites are located in: Gulf of Trieste (Italy), Gulf of Naples (Italy), Var coastal area (France), area between Mallorca Islands (Spain) and North-Eastern Aegean Sea (Greece).

Expected project deliverables:

  • Network and sampling strategy.
  • Integrated observation-modelling system report.
  • Performance evaluation studies.

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