In the context of the ISDAMP project, the 6th Oil Spill Studies Workshop was held at EIGSI Engineering School La Rochelle, France on March 11th 2015. All presentations are available for download (zip archive), as well as the collection of abstracts.
Session 1 : ISDAMP software results based on models
The objective of this session was to present the main results of the ISDAMP Project. EIGSI, leader of the project, recalls the need for software based on models to improve barrier positioning, and the need for validation experiments (session 3). Action Modulers’ present several existing tools (built on MOHID Land and Water). IST/Maretec illustrated hydrodynamic model integration with high spatial resolution.
Session 2 : Coastal sensitivity, Ecotoxicology analysis & Juridical concerns
To place the ISDAMP response objective in a broader context, this session focuses on the fields of eco-toxicology, geography and law. University of Nantes presents a meta-index on Coastal Sensitivity. University of La Rochelle presents a study to quantify contaminants in La Rochelle harbour (ecological status) and University of Brest (ALLEGANS) presents juridical suggestions to improve the compensation claim procedure.
Session 3 : Experiments and case studies in Ports and Harbours
The final session discusses the validation of barrier models and response innovations after accidental pollution. EIGSI presents two innovative strategies for sweeping boom and circling small place of refuge in basin. Falmouth Harbour Commissioners’ present their protocol for V-boom system deployment and associated training.
This workshop has benefited of the funding of the Civil protection financial instrument (DG-ECHO).