After three years of research, the final project conference has taken place the last 10th of July at the Maritime Prefect Residence, institutional partner of the project. The Amiral Yann Tainguy commented: "This is a major stake for the Mediterranean, which is a closed sea, as the pollution is likely to end up on the coast if a maritime accident occurs".
Thanks to the development of innovative approaches and tools composed of HF radars and drifters, TOSCA has demonstrated that drift forecast can be sensibly enhanced. TOSCA innovative approach and tools were presented during the conference and illustrated to the general public through a colorful entertainment in the center of Toulon. TOSCA tools will be tested soon during a real anti-pollution exercise organized by the Maritime Prefecture coming September, off the coast of Corsica.
The presentations of the conference are available for download on this page:
TOSCA project: Context & OverviewDownload
Tools developed: Success and failures of forecasting systemsDownload
Tools developed: How do numerical models workDownload
Tools developed: How to combine HF radars & driftersDownload
Tools developed: How to optimize the drifters deployment strategyDownload
Tools developed: How to merge data and models using LAVADownload
Tools developed: An interactive web-based oceanographic information system (GIS)Download
Authoritites Point of view: Alexandroupolis' demonstration exerciseDownload
Authoritites Point of view: How TOSCA can be a relevant tool for antipollution controlDownload
TOSCA project: Conclusions and PerspectivesDownload
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