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IOSC Short Course: Basic Oil Forecasting and Modeling (virtual)

NOAA, SINTEF, RPS (formerly ASA)
Thursday, May 6, 2021 10am PDT

The triennial International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) provides an excellent opportunity to foster and strengthen relationships with government and industry partners, to share experiences, and keep up-to-date with the latest developments and technologies. As part of this effort, IOSC 2021 offers twelve Short Courses, of which scientists from OR&R will teach or co-teach three.

This course will introduce the fundamentals of oil spill transport, fate, and effects analyses using computer modeling. Applications include forecasting for spill response, hindcasting, response planning, and risk assessment in marine and inland waters.

The session will introduce the basics of oil spill science as it pertains to modeling. It will then provide an overview of modeling use cases, with examples using oil spill models from RPS (formerly ASA), Sintef, and NOAA. We will highlight differences in approach between offshore versus terrestrial modeling, as well as the inclusion of response activities, use in response, drills, spill response planning, environmental risk assessment, and injury (natural resource damage) assessment.

NOTE:  This course will be held at 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time (1800-2200 UTC).