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The objective is to check the preparedness of operational tools and existing Baltic Sea monitoring data for forecasting an oil spill dispersion and estimating the likelihood that sensitive coastal habitats or species or tourist beaches will be affected.
To be able to meet the objective the following inputs are needed:
Before the accident:
During the exercise (provided by DG-MARE):
The DMI ocean model is composed of:
Ocean models are forced by the weather forecast, as produced by a numerical weather prediction (nwp) model that provides the surface forcing - mechanic, thermodynamic and radiative - that sets the ocean in motion and changes its physical and chemical state.
For further info see:
SEATRACK (https://stw-tst.smhi.se/) is the oil drift forecasting system developed by SHMI. An example of model simulation result can be fond here: https://stw.smhi.se/oil/player/?id=1fd82f9e-729c-42ac-a008-cb77aca874aa. This is a 72h simulation of an oil spill off the Swedish east coast in the Stockholm archipelago. The simulation shows how an oil spill of 500 cubic meters of heavy oils will drift and where the oil will reach the shore. In this example Hiromb is used as the ocean model, and the meteorological data is from the ECMWF global model
If you’re interested in the service please contact: email@example.com
The service is provided by:
- Jacob Woge Nielsen, Tel: +45 39157206
- Tel: +46 114958092
oil leak simulation :
10/05/2016 - Oil leak Alert - description
11/05/2016 - Oil leak Alert -
12/05/2016 - Oil leak Alert -
13/05/2016 - Oil leak Alert -
48h HIRLAM forcing, made on the 10th
48h HIRLAM forcing, made on the 11th
48h HIRLAM forcing, made on the 12th
72h ECMWF forcing, made on the 10th
72h ECMWF forcing, made on the 11th
72h ECMWF forcing, made on the 12th
72h DMI model animation
At 8:15 CET this morning (10/05/2016), a borehole located at (55,39974N ; 18,72303E) started to leak oil at a rate of 2500 barrels/day for a period of 3 days (1BBL=159L), which is equivalent to about 15tons/hour.
The accident area is about 119 km northeast of Polish coast (Wladyslawowo) and 153 km west of Klaipeda, where there are Spatial Protected Areas in Natura2000. The oil spill site has a water depth of about 86 meters.
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