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Prof. Dr. Henner Hollert
Dr. Thomas Benjamin Seiler
Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.03.2016 to 31.08.2019
EU contribution:
5.277.554 euros


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