Continuing with the work started in ARCOPOL projects, now MARINER project focuses on improving planning, preparedness and response to HNS spills in Europe by:
Knowledge compilation and facilitation
The aim of this task is to identify and compile existing HNS preparedness and response knowledge generated by EU funded public research as well as other existing resources and make them easy available to end users.
Modelling and environmental impact
Under this task partners focus on two actions. On the one hand, partners are working to improve the operational use of tools for modelling HNS transport, behaviour and biological impact, and on the other hand they are defining protocols and guidelines for environmental impact assessment of HNS spills.
The aim of this task is to improve the response-at-sea protocols making the most of the available knowledge for responding to chemical spills in other environments (e.g. expertise from chemical industry, civil protection, and fire crews working on-land, inland waters, etc.).
This task aims to provide tools that help to reinforce the training and exercising of responders. On this regard, MARINER partners are:
The project partnership involves organisations from 4 countries: United Kingdom, France, Portugal and Spain. This geographical coverage assures a transnational exchange of knowledge and good practices and that a wide geographical area will benefit from the outputs of the project, which in addition will be fully transferable to other regions. Furthermore, MARINER is being supported by an Advisory Body comprising key authorities and experts from the participating countries.
Centro Tecnológico del Mar - Fundación CETMAR
CETMAR is the coordinator of MARINER project.
CETMAR is a non-profit public foundation that aims to promote a sustainable development of marine environment & resources and to foster links and cooperation between R&D agents, the maritime-fishing industry and other major stakeholders. Control and Management of the Marine Environment and Resources area: Aimed at the protection, regeneration and improvement of the management of the marine environment and resources. Its basic lines of action are prevention, response and abatement of marine contamination of natural or anthropogenic origin and the development of studies on the state of the environment and its resources, besides other actions aimed at minimising the environmental impact of fishing and aquiculture.
Instituto Tecnolóxico para o control do medio mariño de Galicia
INTECMAR is in charge of the quality control, monitoring and research on shellfish growing areas. The contingency plan for marine pollution incidents of Galicia includes INTECMAR as one of the official centres for advising.
Universidade de Vigo
Action Modulers is a private consulting company, composed by two units:
Action Modulers emerged in early 2004 with the mission of providing high quality consulting services. Through a strong connection to the university environment, the company continuously participates in scientific and technological development reaching a high level of skills.
Centro interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental
The CIIMAR is a research and advanced training institution of the University of Porto. Its mission is to develop high-quality research, promote technological development and support public policies in the area of Marine and Environmental Sciences.
Public Health England
Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution
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