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Implementation of Risk Assessment Methodologies for Oil and Chemical spills in the European Marine Environment (RAMOCS) - ME1312

Key Customer Purpose
The Oslo and Paris (OSPAR) Commission in 2006 requested that ICES, through the Working Group on the Biological Effects of Contaminants (WGBEC), consider and assess the long term impact of oil spills on marine and coastal life.

Summary Objective
The primary objective of this proposal is to develop fingerprinting tools for heavy oils and new products (Hazardous Noxious Substances) and to assess their risk in spills in different european regional seas scenarios. The proposal is closely aligned with the TOXPROF proposal and will provide data and use the same protocols where necessary as TOXPROF in order to maximize synergy. TOXPROF and RAMOCS will as far as possible work on the same oils and hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) and all workshops will be common to the two projects.
Project Documents
• Two Page Summary : How can risk assessment methodolgies for oil and chemical spills in the European marine environment be implemented?   (228k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2008

To: 2011

Cost: £60,032
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Environmental Protection              
Water Pollution              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine