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Projects - C-WOS - A computational system for early warning of oil spills in estuaries and coastal regions
This project aims to integrate complementary research strengths at the National Civil Engineering Laboratory (LNEC, Portugal) and the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU, U.S.A.) towards the timely prediction of the fate of oil spills in coastal zones, in support of the early warning of these accidents and the corresponding risk assessment. The research will consist of
  1. Parallelization of an innovative oil spill code developed at LNEC;
  2. Cross-assessment of that code with a lower-complexity oil spill code developed at OHSU;
  3. Exploration of strategies that combine different complexity codes into an effective automated nowcast-forecast system for oil spills.

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