Final Conference

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.

Muttin, F. ISDAMP Project: Improving Shorelines Defenses Against Marine Pollution. 6th Oil Spill Studies Workshop, EIGSI La Rochelle, 11 March 2015.
Braunschweig, F. A software framework to improve preparedness and response activities to marine pollution incidents. 6th Oil Spill Studies Workshop, EIGSI La Rochelle, 11 March 2015.
Fernandes, R., C. Viegas, I. Ascione, L. Pinto, H. de Pablo, J. Sobrinho, G. Franz and F. Braunschweig. Using high resolution metocean forecasting systems to improve preparedness and response activities to marine pollution incidents. 6th Oil Spill Studies Workshop, EIGSI La Rochelle, 11 March 2015.

 

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.

Fattal, P., F. Ebner, N. Rollo, A. Kuznetsov, and Y. Fedorov. Coastal Sensitivity Indices, 6th Oil Spill Studies Workshop, EIGSI La Rochelle, 11 March 2015.
Breitwieser, M., D. Fichet, A. Fontanaud, V. Huet, C. Churlaud and H. Thomas-Guyon. Multibiomarker approach in the estuarine species under chronic and acute pollution conditions : a realistic measure of environmental quality of the Marina of La Rochelle, 6th Oil Spill Studies Workshop, EIGSI La Rochelle, 11 March 2015.
Rabuteau, Y. Improving compensation from oil spills: a lawyer’s perspective. 6th Oil Spill Studies Workshop, EIGSI La Rochelle, 11 March 2015.

 

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.

Campbell, R., T. Ternisien and F. Muttin. Booming strategies in small harbours: From modeling to real life tests. 6th Oil Spill Studies Workshop, EIGSI La Rochelle, 11 March 2015.
Paul, D. and H. Knowles. Pollution Preparedness and Training, 6th Oil Spill Studies Workshop, EIGSI La Rochelle, 11 March 2015.

 

This workshop has benefited of the funding of the Civil protection financial instrument (DG-ECHO).