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Prof. Dr. Henner Hollert
Dr. Thomas Benjamin Seiler
Faculty / Institution:
Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.03.2016 to 31.08.2019
EU contribution:
5.277.554 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 679266.  


Integrated oil spill response actions and environmental effects


Objectives: 1) to improve the observation and predictions of oil spreading in the sea using novel on-line sensors on-board vessels, fixed structures or gliders, and smart data transfer into operational awareness systems; 2) to examine the true environmental impacts and benefits of a suite of marine oil spill response methods (mechanical collection in water and below ice, in situ burning, use of chemical dispersants, bioremediation, electro-kinetics, and combinations of these) in cold climate and ice-infested areas; 3) to assess the impacts on biota of naturally and chemically dispersed oil, in situ burning residues and non-collected oil using biomarker methods and to develop specific methods for the rapid detection of the effects of oil pollution; 4) to develop a strategic Net Environmental Benefit Analysis tool (sNEBA) for oil spill response strategy decision making.


  • Suomen Ympäristökeskus, Finland (Coordinator)
  • Aarhus Universitet, Denmark
  • Tartu Ülikool, Estonia
  • Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, Estonia
  • Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Spain
  • Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet NTNU, Norway
  • Greenland Oil Spill Response AS, Greenland
  • Lamor Corporation AB, Finland
  • Meritaito OY, Finland
  • SSPA Sweden AB, Sweden
  • Northern Research Institute Narvik AS, Norway
  • University of Manitoba, Canada