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Projects - PAC:MAN - Management system of the risk of pollution accidents in coastal areas

The goals of PAC:MAN are to investigate:

  • past accident data to develop environmental indicators of spill-prone atmospheric and oceanographic conditions in the Iberian shelf and to validate them in a coastal system;
  • the usefulness of high-accuracy modelling systems for risk prevention and early-warning, including the relevant processes in a coastal oil spill;
  • the feasibility, advantages and scalability of an alert system based on recent communication technologies;

the usefulness of information technology systems to integrate and provide relevant environmental information on the ecological elements at risk, and to assess how these innovative aspects can be integrated in a risk management early-warning and alert system for spill accidents in coastal regions.

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