In the past few years, EIGSI has led research projects funded by the French National research Agency (SIMBAR (2003-2006) and BAR3D (2007-2010)) which produced software dedicated to the numerical modeling of floating barriers (BAR3D). This software is used to select the best location for a boom during different conditions. Selecting a location is critical to the success of a containment operation, especially under strong current conditions.
Building on this know-how, and in collaboration with several partners, the ISDAMP project was launched. ISDAMP means Improving Shorelines Defenses Against Marine Pollution. ISDAMP is a European project funded by the Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (European Commission). The project runs from January 1st 2013 through to January 1st 2015 (2 years).