In an emergency response scenario, rapid access to weather data and trajectory forecasts is crucial. Emergency Response Interface (ERI) on MetOceanView (MOV) forecast portal, has been designed to meet this need.

ERI is an online pre-emptive planning tool providing real-time oil spill trajectory forecasts. Set-up for designated locations, a real time forecast trajectory is available 24/7, with spill simulations updated every 6 hours, with results displayed  on MetOceanView forecast website. Emergency managers and reponding crews can gain an instant understanding of the trajectory and dispersal characteristics, should an event occur.

For any location, responders can enter the time, location and details of an oil spill or incident into ERI. Latest wind and current forecasts are used to predict trajectory at hourly increments out to a 7-day horizon, including interaction with the coast and beaching. Trajectory results are delivered within minutes.

ERI support emergency response with:

  • Instantly predicts location
  • Shows likely outcome with hourly data
  • Available 24/7 via web access
  • Distributes data to response teams
  • International standards used

This service was used by New Zealand authorities following the grounding of the Rena  cargo vessel in October 2011. ERI was the primary forecasting tool for oil spill modelling and trajectory of floating and submerged containers.

MetOcean Solutions offer training and a call-out service for technical support during an emergency.

  • Real-time oil spill trajectory forecasts
  • Web-based tools
  • File download for use in GNOME or OILMAP
  • Can be adapted for SAR or other plume trajectory simulation

Our scientists regularly undertake scenario modelling of oil spill, produced water or drill cuttings dispersal, and can provide this service for any location worldwide.

View demo here.

See article and simulation of Rena oil spill here.
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