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MEPC/Circ.367 10 April 2000

CATALOGUE OF COMPUTER PROGRAMS AND INTERNET INFORMATION RELATED TO RESPONDING TO OIL SPILLS

1 The Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization through its Oil Pollution Preparedness Response and Co-operation (OPRC) Working Group addresses a range of programs and systems to increase knowledge and expertise among countries requiring assistance in the development and enhancement of their oil spill response capabilities. 2 With the increased acceptance and use of computers in the workplace and the ever changing area of electronic communications, it is seen that these systems will become the major information medium into the 21st century. In view of this, the OPRC Working Group developed the Catalogue of Computer Programs and Internet Information Related to Responding to Oil Spills. The Catalogue contains computer based information sources, including software, as a prime data source for those involved in the prevention and response to oil spills in the marine environment. The Catalogue is not considered exhaustive and only currently available in English. The Secretariat will keep the Catalogue updated regularly. 3 This circular is issued to disseminate the Catalogue as an important guide to Internet information access and on computer software related to responding to oil spills to Member States, Parties to the OPRC Convention (1990) and regional bodies as well as a supplemental reference document for OPRC Model Training Courses.

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INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION

CATALOGUE OF COMPUTER PROGRAMS AND INTERNET INFORMATION RELATED TO RESPONDING TO OIL SPILLS

DISCLAIMER
The contents of this publication (document) do not necessarily reflect the views or the policies of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) or contributory organizations. The designations employed and the presentations do not imply the endorsement or the expression of any opinion, whatsoever on the part of IMO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authority, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

CONTENTS

ACRONYMS.......................................................................................................................................................ii INTRODUCTION............................................................................................................................................... 1 BACKGROUND................................................................................................................................................. 1 INFORMATION FORMS ................................................................................................................................... 1 COMPUTER PROGRAMS ................................................................................................................................ 1 Education ...................................................................................................................................................... 2 Oil Spill Education Kit ............................................................................................................................... 2 Spill Trajectory Modelling.............................................................................................................................. 3 Current Analysis for Trajectory Simulations (CATS®).............................................................................. 3 Trajectory Analysis Planner (TAP)............................................................................................................ 5 Oil Spill Prediction Modelling System (OILMAP) ...................................................................................... 6 WinOIL...................................................................................................................................................... 8 OSSM ....................................................................................................................................................... 9 WOSM and Oil Map Worldwide.............................................................................................................. 10 Oil Spill Information System (OSIS)........................................................................................................ 11 Environmental / Scientific Assessment ....................................................................................................... 13 The Oil & Chemical Spill Impact and Assessment Model System (SIMAP) ........................................... 13 Shoreline Oil Clean-up Recovery and Treatment Evaluation System (SOCRATES) ............................. 15 BMT Geographical Information System (BMT GIS) Incorporating MapEdit ........................................... 17 Response Techniques ....................................................................................................................... 18 Mechanical Equipment Calculator (MEC)............................................................................................... 18 Dispersant Mission Planner (DMP)......................................................................................................... 20 In-Situ Burn Calculator ........................................................................................................................... 21 Equipment Databases................................................................................................................................. 22 World Catalogue of Oil Spill Response Products ................................................................................... 22 Transport and Logistics Databases / Systems............................................................................................ 23 Inventory Maintenance Management System (IMMS) ........................................................................... 23 Crude Oil and Refined Product Databases................................................................................................. 24 Automated Data Inquiry for Oil Spills (ADIOS)®..................................................................................... 24 Oil Properties Catalogue ........................................................................................................................ 25 Spill Response Cost Tracking Databases / Systems .................................................................................. 26 Pollution Costing Template (PCT) .......................................................................................................... 26 Training ....................................................................................................................................................... 27 National Exercise Program Information Management System (NEPIMS).............................................. 27 Oil Spill Response Management Simulator (Oil Guard) ......................................................................... 28 Pollution Incident Simulation, Control and Evaluation System (PISCES) ..... ……………………………...30 Other Databases / Systems ........................................................................................................................ 32 Mapping Application for Response, Planning, and Local Operational Tasks (MARPLOT) ® ................. 32 Marine Pollution Incident Reporting System (MPIRS) ............................................................................ 34 Port Emergency Response Information System (PERIS)....................................................................... 35 Canadian Coast Guard Air (CCGAIR) Reporting System.......………………………………………………36 Sea Empress Response Information System (SERIS)........................................................................... 37 Search and Rescue Information System (SARIS) .................................................................................. 38 Internet Addresses For Oil Spill Responders & Planners ....................................................................... 40

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ACRONYMS
ADIOS® AEA AIS AMSA ASA BMT CATS® CCG CCGAIR CONCAWE DAC DMP DOR ESI GIS HAZMAT IMMS IMO ISB MARPLOT® MCA MEC MPIRS NASP NCP NEPIMS NOAA OILMAP OPRC OSIS OSSM PCT PERIS PISCES SAC SAR SARIS SERIS SIMAP SOCRATES TAC TAP URL WAC Automated Data Inquiry for Oil Spills AEA Technology Plc Automatic Identification of Ships Australian Maritime Safety Authority Applied Science Associates Limited BMT Marine Information Systems Limited Current Analysis for Trajectory Simulations Canadian Coast Guard Canadian Coast Guard Air Reporting System The International Companies’ European Organization for Environmental Health Protection Diagnostic Analysis of Currents Dispersant Mission Planner Dispersant to Oil Ratio Environmental Sensitivity Index Geographic Information System Hazardous Materials Inventory Maintenance Management System International Maritime Organization In-Situ Burn Mapping Application for Response, Planning, and Local Operation Tasks Maritime Coastguard Agency Mechanical Equipment Calculator Marine Pollution Incident Reporting System National Aerial Surveillance Program National Contingency Plan National Exercise Program Information Management System National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Oil Spill Prediction Modelling System Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response Co-operation Oil Spill Information System On-Scene-Spill Model Pollution Costing Template Port Emergency Response Information System Pollution Incident Simulation, Control and Evaluation System Streamline Analysis of Currents Search and Rescue Search and Rescue Information System Sea Empress Response Information System The Oil and Chemical Spill Impact and Assessment Model System Shoreline Oil Clean-up Recovery and Treatment Evaluation System Tidal Analysis of Currents Trajectory Analysis Planner Universal Resource Locator (Internet address) Wind Driven Analysis of Currents

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INTRODUCTION
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) through its Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response Cooperation (OPRC) Technical Working Group has compiled this catalogue of available computer based information sources, including software, as a prime data source for those involved in the prevention and response to oil spills in the marine environment. The prime target of this information is developing countries to assist in the enhancement of their response capabilities and knowledge base in relation to responsibilities for oil spill prevention and response activities. IMO thanks all of those organisations and individuals who contributed information for inclusion in the catalogue. BACKGROUND As part of the assistance to the development of oil spill response capabilities in developing countries IMO through its OPRC Technical Working Group addresses a range of programs and systems to increase the knowledge and expertise in target countries. This includes the formation and delivery of training programs, assistance in the identification of equipment sources and support in such areas as enhancement of knowledge and experience via publications, education programs and the sponsoring of attendance at workshop, course and seminars With the increased acceptance and use of computers in the workplace and the ever changing area of electronic communications it is seen that these systems will become the major information medium into the 21st century. In view of this, IMO has developed a catalogue of computer based information sources considered suitable to assist developing countries respond to marine oil spills. IMO has also acknowledged the usefulness of the Internet by identifying sites containing information considered suitable for use in oil spill response operations. INFORMATION FORMS There are essentially three forms of computer based information systems which can be used to assist the response to marine oil spills. This includes read only Internet based information, interactive Internet based functions and commercially available software programs. The information provided in this document is provided by a range of organisations involved in oil spill prevention and response operations from around the world.

The catalogue concentrates on those areas that are likely to be of interest or assistance. Information has been categorised into the following broad areas: • • • • • • • • • • • Education programs Spill Trajectory Modelling Environmental/Scientific Assessment Response Techniques Equipment Databases Transport & Logistic Databases/Systems Maintenance Databases Crude Oil and Refined Product Databases Spill Response Cost Tracking Databases/Systems Training Other Databases / Systems

COMPUTER PROGRAMS The catalogue is not considered exhaustive but rather an outline of systems that contributing countries currently support or are systems known to exist within the commercial domain. In addition the catalogue includes a list of related Internet sites.

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Education
7. Operational Experience

Oil Spill Education Kit

The oil spill education kit has been available since late 1996. 8. Originator and Technical Support

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Purpose and Objectives

The education kit was developed by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). 9. Availability

An education resource kit on the prevention of and response to pollution from ships. 2. Description

Targeted primarily at secondary level (junior high) school pupils, the kit is also useful as an introductory tool to the basics of oil spill response. The kit comprises a video with information on Australia’s National Plan to Combat Pollution of the Sea by Oil (National Plan) and records a simulated exercise in response to an oil spill; a range of posters promoting protection of the seas; school projects containing mathematical calculations, scientific experiment and legal jurisdiction tasks relating to spills and an oil spill cleanup simulation game. 3. Input

Information concerning the availability of the kit may be obtained from The Manager, Environment Protection Group, Australian Maritime Safety Authority, GPO Box 2181, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia. 10. Condition on Use None as the kit is provided for educational purposes.

User provides input in response to questions posed concerning cleanup techniques and options during the oil spill simulation game. 4. Output

The output of the oil spill cleanup simulation game are responses acknowledging the adequacy of the answers provided by the user. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

The oil spill cleanup simulation game requires an IBM compatible 386DX PC or better with 4 Mb RAM minimum and Microsoft Windows 3.1 or later. For optimum performance a VGA256 colour display monitor, sound-blaster compatible sound system and Microsoft Video for Windows are desirable. 6. Form of Presentation

The oil spill cleanup simulation game is presented on CD-ROM.

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Spill Trajectory Modelling

Current Analysis for Trajectory Simulations (CATS®)

Tidal Analysis of Currents (TAC) is currently under development. TAC will calculate phase in addition to amplitude to simulate progressive wave tides and is useful for tidally dominated regions that are not easily represented as a standing wave. 3. Input

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Purpose and Objectives

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hazardous Materials Response & Assessment Division (HAZMAT) CATS® application quickly generates a 2-D current pattern from digitized finite element vertices and assumptions regarding the local physical oceanographic dynamics and boundary conditions. The current patterns created can be output in a public domain digital format and can be used directly in all of the NOAA HAZMAT trajectory models (OSSM, ClassOSSM). 2. Description

CATS® requires the vertices (positions and depths) of the finite element domain. Details of the required file format are included with the application. CATS® will create the finite element triangle topology and its directional acyclic graph. Users are required to set the parameters relevant to their choice of dynamic model (frictional coefficients, Coriolis parameter, wind stress, depth scale, etc.). Over the years NOAA HAZMAT has created an extensive collection of American and international finite elements bathymetric data sets. The appropriate data is generally in the public domain and can be made available with the application. 4. Output

CATS® solves for barotropic steady-state current patterns in topographically complicated domains efficiently and quickly using the finite element method. This allows the user to easily experiment with boundary conditions and model parameters to create a desired current pattern within the constraints of a chosen dynamical regime. Three different dynamic models are currently in use with more under development. Streamline Analysis of Currents (SAC) is most useful for calculating current patterns in complex channels and small bays where tides can be approximated by a standing wave. Diagnostic Analysis of Currents (DAC) calculates current patterns subject to geostrophic and bottom Ekman dynamics for an irregular continental shelf region. DAC solves for the required barotropic mode and subsequent bottom frictional layer that satisfies continuity and the assumed boundary conditions. Wind Driven Analysis of Currents (WAC) is the third in the series of geophysical flow models. The WAC model solves a subset of the shallow water and continuity equations. WAC was originally developed to simulate wind driven shallow lagoon dynamics where the flows result from a wind driven response constrained by a complex shoreline. The WAC model can also be used to simulate river flows in multiply connected or braided channels.

CATS® current patterns can be displayed and printed in graphical format. The current patterns data may be exported as scaled and unscaled triangle velocities, scaled and unscaled grided velocities (interpolated onto a user specified n x n element grid). Also, the boundary conditions set by the user, the finite element triangle topology and the directional acyclic graph of the topology derived by the application can each be exported separately. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

CATS® runs on Macintosh platforms. Windows versions are available, though development for this platform lags the Macintosh version. 6. Form of Presentation

CD-ROM, 3.5” diskettes. 7. Operational Experience

The model was created in 1974 and continues to be developed and extended. 8. Originator and Technical Support

Comments regarding this program can be directed to

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Dr. CJ Beegle-Krause, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Hazardous Materials Response & Assessment Division, Seattle, Washington. Phone: Email: 9. (206) 526-6961
krause@hazmat.noaa.gov.

Availability

Information on the program can be obtained from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Hazardous Materials Response & Assessment Division, Seattle, Washington.. Contact Dr. CJ BeegleKrause. Phone: Email: (206) 526-6961
krause@hazmat.noaa.gov.

Available in English only. 10. Conditions of Use Contact NOAA.

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floating concentration of six types of oils for six different time intervals.

Trajectory Analysis Planner (TAP)

Additional features: • TAP can provide a list of sensitive sites that might be contacted by oil spilled based upon the amount you specify at a location that is selected. • With this information, TAP would then estimate the amount of boom need to protect all areas with a greater than the probability of impact that was selected. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

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Purpose and Objectives

This program is designed to assist in planning for an oil spill based upon a selected scenario for their areas of responsibility. 2. Description

This program can be used by all members of Area Committees. 6. Form of Presentation

TAP is a simple application program that you use to investigate how spilled oil might move and spread within a particular local area (typically a large bay or inlet with substantial ship traffic). You can use TAP to gain insights into the potential risks of oil spills within that area. 3. Input

The program includes a user manual and is available for multiple computer platforms. 7. Operational Experience

TAP is a redesign of the NOAA spill trajectory model. 8. Originator and Technical Support

Tap is localised, displaying a map of a specific area. Thousand of trajectories are run to determine statistical threat probabilities for a set number of sites. These sites generally represent sensitive areas defined by Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps or by committees working through Local Area Plans or Geographic Response plans. As part of its analysis, TAP uses bathymetry, historical wind patterns, and both tidal and non-tidal circulation. The On-Scene-Spill Model (OSSM) uses this information for the next step, generating a series of tens of thousands of individual analyses, each representing a different potential oil spill. OSSM sorts its analytical results and compresses them into a data base that TAP uses to generate its graphic displays. 4. Output

Comments regarding this program can be directed to Dr. Jerry Galt, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Hazardous Materials Response & Assessment Division, Seattle, Washington. Phone: Email: (206) 526-6323
galt@hazmat.noa.gov

Additional information can be found on the Internet at:
www-orca.nos.noaa.gov/projects/hazmat/software/tap.html

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Availability

Check the Internet at :
www-orca.nos.noaa.gov/projects/hazmat/software/tap.html

Graphical output from TAP includes: • A colour contour map showing the locations of potential spills that could threaten a selected sensitive site; • A graph that shows the probability that a spill at a given area will travel to the site over time; • Tabular data that gives more quantitative information about the threat; • TAP generates two types of tables: - First, a concentration table which requires the amount spilled as input; - Second, based on the amount spilled, TAP displays a table with the predicted maximum

to determine TAPs availability in specific areas. 10. Condition on Use Contact Jerry Galt for conditions of use at phone: (206) 526-6323 or email: galt@hazmat.noa.gov.

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Input

Oil Spill Prediction Modelling System (OILMAP)

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Purpose and Objectives

OILMAP requires environmental data. The resolution and scope of data is dependent upon the intended application of the respective models. In general this data should include both hydrodynamic and meteorological data for the area under study, details on the type of oil and the level and scope of the spill scenario. 4. Output

OILMAP - The Oil Spill Prediction Modelling System is intended to provide both technical staff and management within industry, government regulators and international agencies to help address a range of oil spill and pollution activities including: • Help review and upgrade emergency oil spill contingency plans; • Help develop and support oil spill exercises and training; • Provide immediate trajectory and fate predictions in the event of a real spill incident, and thereby help priorities oil spill response activities; • Perform risk assessments for important resources (beaches, fisheries, marine wildlife, marine parks and other protected coastal areas); • Help develop coastal planning and management data bases using OILMAP’s GIS. 2. Description

OILMAP’s user interface and embedded GIS can display the following model outputs: • Location and extent of surface/subsurface slicks; • Location and extent of shoreline oiling; • A detailed breakdown of the fate of the oil, in both a temporal text and graphical format, showing levels of evaporation, entrainment/dispersion in the water column, and impact ashore; • Stochastic model outputs including the probability distribution of sea-surface and shoreline oiling; • All model outputs integrated within the model’s GIS system, with additional capability of supporting other GIS systems including MapInfo and Arc View. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

OILMAP Version 2.0d is an industry standard PCbased trajectory and fates oil spill model system. A range of modes are available within the model system including trajectory and fate, stochastic, receptor and shoreline response, offering the user with a range of applications. Linked to an integrated geographic information system (GIS), the model’s main features and functions presently include: • Predict the weathering and surface/subsurface transport of spilled oil; • Predict the probability of key areas being impacted from a given site; • Backtracking the model to help determine the likely spill source; • Overflight update facility; • Provision of environmental data including relevant current and wind data; • Provision of customised shoreline response decision software; • Predict the transport and fate of a range of subsurface spill incidents; • Provision of an integrated GIS data management system.

OILMAP requires an IBM-compatible 486 or better PC, with 16 Mb RAM, 30 Mb minimum free disk space on the hard drive, a VGA colour monitor, and Microsoftcompatible mouse, running Microsoft Windows 3.1, Windows NT or Windows 95. OILMAP can be used by most technical staff and management, who have a reasonable understanding and experience of using computers. 6. Form of Presentation

OILMAP software systems are delivered with a series of diskettes and technical manuals. A comprehensive three day training program is provided by Applied Science Associates (ASA) staff. In addition ongoing technical maintenance support and software upgrades are available to the user. 7. Operational Experience

ASA has 17 years experience in the development of oil spill modelling systems and support services. OILMAP is constantly being updated to meet users needs. The system is presently used by both industry and government clients in over 200 locations worldwide, including the offshore oil industry, shipping and port operators, government regulators, universities and research institutes.

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Originator and Technical Support

Comments regarding OILMAP can be directed to Mr Roddy Thomas, Applied Science Associates Limited, 54 South Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9JT, Scotland. Phone: Fax: Email: 9. 01334 478354 01334 472893
asa@sol.col.uk

Availability

Contact Applied Science Associates Limited, 54 South Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9JT, Scotland. Phone: 01334 478354 Fax: 01334 472893 Email: asa@sol.co.uk Internet: www.appsci.com 10. Conditions on Use Contact Applied Science Associates Limited.

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5.

Operational Requirements and Restrictions

WinOIL

The program requires an IBM compatible Pentium with 16 Mb RAM and an unknown amount of free disk space, a VGA monitor or better and a Microsoft-compatible mouse. The operating system can be Microsoft Windows 3.1, Windows NT or Windows 95. 6. Form of Presentation

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Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of this program is to predict the motion of oil on and under water. 2. Description

This model is still being developed, but will be available on CD-ROM or 3.5 diskettes. 7. Operational Experience

WinOil uses algorithms developed over the past decades by research groups in a number of countries including Canada, United States, England, Netherlands, Norway and Australia. These algorithms and vector addition are used to calculate the motion (trajectory) and fate (weathering) of the oil. Four different modes are included: • Simple trajectory (advection due to winds and currents); • Trajectory and fate (advection plus weathering {oil on shoreline, evaporation, dispersion, dissolution, emulsification, sedimentation}); • Stochastic mode (probability of oil hitting a given area based on wind statistics); • Receptor (working the trajectory backwards from an impact to a probable source). 3. Input

Information concerning operational experience is available from the consortium that developed the model (see below). 8. Originator and Technical Support

This model was developed by a consortium including Chevron, Imperial Oil and the US Minerals Management Service. 9. Availability

Information concerning availability are available from the consortium that developed the model (see paragraph 8). 10. Condition on Use Information concerning availability are available from the consortium that developed the model (see paragraph 8).

The input to the model includes: • Wind speed and direction (can be both spatially and temporally variable); • Ocean currents speed and direction (background and tidally variable) Spatial variability can be input by using map graphics or input from a hydrographic model; • Oil properties (catalogue available within model); • Base map for area; • GIS data in a number of layers. 4. Output

The output of the model is a time series of maps showing the motion of the oil. The various layers of the GIS can be displayed. The fate (mass balance) of the oil can be displayed either as a table or graphically.

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OSSM

• The oil fate model can be used to generate mass balance tables and graphs; • All graphic outputs can be printed, saved as bitmaps viewable on Macintosh and Windows machines, or saved in a MOSS file format that can be imported into a GIS. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

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Purpose and Objectives

All of the applications will run on a Macintosh platform, most have also been ported to Windows. 6. Form of Presentation

OSSM predicts the motion of pollutants (like oil) on the water. 2. Description

OSSM is available on CD-ROM or 3.5” diskettes. 7. Operational Experience

OSSM is a series of interconnected models which calculate oil motion, oil fate and hydrographic parameters. Models include: • Hydrographic and graphic digitising programs to generate model and bathymetry; • Hydrographic models that are used to generate currents for various oceanographic regimes; • Oil fate model that estimates evaporation, emulsification and dispersion of oil; • A trajectory model that: - Advects oil with wind, currents and turbulent diffusion; - Provides error bounds for the movement of the oil; - Generates statistical probabilities for where oil can come from or go to; • A display program that allows the user to select, compute and display various output formats. 3. Input

Operational since the late 1970’s. Major support programs such as the oil fate and display modules have been developed in the last 5 years. All programs continue to be maintained, enhanced and used operationally. 8. Originator and Technical Support

OSSM, and it’s support programs, was developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hazardous Materials Response and Assessment Division (HAZMAT). 9. Availability

Information concerning the availability of the program can be obtained from NOAA HAZMAT: NOAA/Hazardous Materials Assessment Division 7600 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, Washington Phone: Email: (206) 526-6317
Jeff_Lankford@hazmat.noaa.gov

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Input to the various modules include: • Wind data (can be both spatially and temporally variable); • Current data (can be both spatially and temporarily variable); • Oil name (library includes over 1000 oils) or properties if not in library; • Base map area. 4. Output

Available in English only. 10. Condition on Use None.

The model output options are: • A computer movie showing either oil particles or contours that move over time; • Individual frames at specific times show high, medium, and low concentrations of oil at specific times, along with uncertainty lines; • Probability contours if statistical winds and currents used;

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Operational Requirements and Restrictions

WOSM and Oil Map Worldwide

The program requires an IBM compatible 486 PC with 8 MB RAM and 30 MB free disk space, a VGA monitor or better and a Microsoft- compatible mouse. The operating system can be Microsoft Windows 3.1, Windows NT or Window 95. A three day training course is recommended for persons using this model.

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Purpose and Objectives

6.

Form of Presentation

The purpose of this program is to predict the motion of oil on and under water. 2. Description

The model is available on CD-ROM and 3.5” diskettes. Additional base map, wind and current data on a global basis are available on separate disks. 7. Operational Experience

WOSM uses algorithms developed over the past decades by research groups in a number of countries including Canada, United States, England, Netherlands, Norway and Australia. These algorithms and vector addition are used to calculate the motion (trajectory) and fate (weathering) of the oil. Four different models are included: • Simple trajectory (advection due to winds and currents); • Trajectory and fate (advection plus weathering {oil on shoreline, evaporation, dispersion, dissolution, emulsification, sedimentation}); • Stochastic mode (probability of oil hitting a given area based on wind statistics); • Receptor (working the trajectory backwards from an impact to a probable source.) 3. Input

This model has been used for the past two years by a number of major oil companies (Exxon, Chevron, Mobile, Aramco as well as Environment Canada and the US Army Corp of Engineers) 8. Originator and Technical Support

This model was developed by a consortium of (US Oil companies, Environment Canada, the US Army Corp of Engineers and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers) by a consultant ASA (Applied Science Associates) of Narrangansett, Rhode Island. ASA has the responsibility for the model from its offices in Narrangansett. 9. Availability

Contact: Applied Science Associates (ASA) 70 Dean Knauss Dr, Narragansett Rhode Island 02882, USA Phone: (401) 789-6224

The input to the model includes: • Wind speed and direction (can be both spatially and temporally variable); • Ocean currents speed and direction (background and tidally variable). Spatial variability can be input by using map graphics or input from a hydrographic model; • Oil properties (catalogue available within model) • Base map for area; • GIS data in a number of layers. 4. Output

10. Conditions on Use Contact Applied Science Associates.

The output of the model is a time series of maps showing the motion of the oil. The various layers of the GIS can be displayed. The fate (mass balance) of the oil can be displayed either as a table or graphically.

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Oil Spill Information System (OSIS)

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Purpose and Objectives

Oil Spill Information System (OSIS) has been specifically designed to provide government regulators, response organisations and scientists alike with a fully validated and calibrated software tool for prediction of oil spill trajectory, fate and oil weathering characteristics. A wide range of easy to understand out puts from OISIS can be used for: • Prediction of oil spill trajectory, fate and oil weathering characteristics; • Contingency Planning - review and modification; • Emergency response operations and planning; • Environmental sensitivity mapping using the in built BMT Geographical Information System (GIS); • Risk Assessment; • Training of operational, planning and technical staff. 2. Description

• Surface oil slick trajectory and spreading • Status panel display of model run oil properties and time • Weathering characteristics of oil e.g. volume, viscosity, evaporated volume, water content and flashpoint • Location and extent of beached oil • Impacted resource identification • Graphical display stochastic model results through colour coded probability distribution patterns • Graphical displays of results in a variety of graphs 3D bar, 2D bar, line graph, plot, Z cluster in either horizontal vertical 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

OSIS has been designed to operate on an entry level PC running Windows 3.x, Windows 95 and Windows NT. OSIS Version 3 (due for release at the end of 1998) is a 32 bit software application and will operate on Windows 95 and Windows NT. System requirements are 486 or higher processor, 16 Mb RAM, 10 - 50 Mb free hard disk space, VGA compatible colour monitor, 3 ½ ” floppy drive or CD ROM, keyboard and mouse or pointing device. 6. Form of Presentation

OSIS is a PC- based fully validated and calibrated trajectory, fate and oil weathering oil spill model. Jointly developed by BMT MIS and AEA Technology (formerly Warren Spring). OSIS combines over 20 years of scientific investigation and full-scale field trials with state-of-the-art software user interfaces. Central to the system is the GIS which has been specifically developed for ease of use and incorporates electronic admiralty standard charts. 3. Input

OSIS is available in a variety of formats according to customer requirements including floppy disk, CD ROM, ZIP Disk etc. Video is available on CD ROM. The system is supplied with a full documentation (user manual) together with context sensitive help and inbuilt on-line help systems similar to those used in Microsoft software applications. Training is provided with the single user licence agreement. 7. Operational Experience

OSIS is supplied and configured with in-built databases of oil properties, tides and currents together with relevant scale maps or charts reducing the amount of user input. The environmental, metocean, mapping detail and extent is configured according to user requirements and best available information/data. 4. Output

OSIS has a long history of development starting 25 years. OSIS can be configured to work anywhere in the world and is currently used by government regulators, offshore oil & gas industry, emergency response organisations, shipping and port operators, universities and research organisations. OSIS has been configured and installed in the UK, NE Europe, Thailand, Indonesia, Mediterranean, Middle East, Black Sea, Caspian Sea, Indian Ocean, Falkland Islands etc. 8. Originator and Technical Support

OSIS has been specifically designed to provide the user with a range of outputs in a variety of easy to understand formats. These include:-

OSIS has been jointly developed by BMT Marine Information Systems Limited and AEA Technology plc. For information regarding OSIS contact BMT Marine Information Systems. Limited, Grove House, Meridians Cross , 7 Ocean Way, Ocean Village, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3TJ,

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Phone: Fax: Email: Internet: 9.

01703 232222 01703 232891
mis@bmtmis.daemon.co.uk www.bmtmis.com.

Availability

Contact BMT Marine Information Systems Limited. 10. Condition on Use Contact BMT Marine Information Systems Limited.

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Environmental/Scientific Assessment
• 2D/3D biological effects models, which estimate biological impacts of surface oil and subsurface hydrocarbons on wildlife, fisheries and other ecosystems; • stochastic models, which estimate probabilities of impacts in space and time; • an integrated GIS data management system. 3. Input

The Oil & Chemical Spill Impact and Assessment Model System (SIMAP)

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Purpose and Objectives

The Oil & Chemical Spill Impact and Assessment Model System (SIMAP) is intended to provide scientific staff and management within industry, government regulators and international agencies to help address a range of oil and chemical spill impact assessment activities including: • Provide scientific model output data during spill response planning to help minimise adverse impacts on important resources (beaches, fisheries, marine wildlife, marine parks and other protected areas); • Help assess the ecological risk from potential spill incidents; • Help support environmental impact and cost/benefit analyses; • Determine impacts in fisheries, wildlife and the ecosystem after a spill incident; • Help assess the appropriate level of damages after a spill incident. 2. Description

SIMAP requires environmental data. The resolution and scope of data is dependent upon the intended application of the respective models. In general this data should include both hydrodynamic and meteorological data for the area under study, details on the type of oil and the level and scope of the spill scenario. In order to develop SIMAP’s marine habitat grid, a wide range of well researched data covering wildlife, fisheries and other ecosystems is also required. For 3D applications bathymetric data is required. 4. Output

SIMAP’s user interface and embedded GIS can display the following model outputs: • Location and extent or surface/subsurface slicks; • Location and extent of shoreline oiling; • A detailed breakdown of the fate of the oil, in both a temporal text and graphical format, showing levels of evaporation, entertainment/dispersion in the water column, and impact ashore; • Stochastic model outputs including the probability distribution of sea-surface and shoreline oiling; • Water column concentration of total hydrocarbons in submerged droplets and dissolved aromatic concentrations in the water column; • Sediment concentrations of both total hydrocarbons and dissolved aromatics; • Impacts assessed and listed for each of a series of habitats affected by the spill all model outputs integrated within the model’s GIS system, with additional capability of supporting other GIS systems including MapInfo and Arc View. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

SIMAP is a sophisticated software application, which estimates physical fates and biological affects of releases of oil and hazardous chemicals. Both the physical fates and biological effects models are threedimensional. There is also a two-dimensional oil spill model to support quick trajectories and screening of emergency spill scenarios incorporated similar to OILMAP. SIMAP’s models are coupled to a GIS which contains environmental and biological data, and also to chemical properties and biological abundance databases containing necessary input for the models. In brief SIMAP contains several major components including: • 2D trajectory and fate model; • 3D trajectory and fate model, which simulates surface oil, entrained fuel droplets, and dissolved aromatic hydrocarbons;

SIMAP requires an IBM-compatible 486 or better PC, with 16 Mb RAM, 30 Mb minimum free disk space on the hard drive, a VGA colour monitor, and Microsoftcompatible mouse, running Microsoft Windows 3.1, Windows NT or Windows 95. SIMAP requires the user to have a suitable marine science degree, and a more

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intimate knowledge and experience of software systems. 6. Form of Presentation

SIMAP’s software systems are delivered with a series of diskettes and technical manuals. A minimum five day comprehensive training programme is provided by Applied Science Associates (ASA) staff. In addition, ongoing technical maintenance support and software upgrades are available to the user. 7. Operational Experience

ASA has 17 years experience in the development of oil spill modelling systems and support services. SIMAP is constantly being updated to meet users needs. 8. Originator and Technical Support

Contact Mr Roddy Thomas, Applied Science Associates Limited, 54 South Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9JT, Scotland. Phone: Fax: Email: 9. 01334 478354 01334 472893 asa@sol.col.uk.

Availability

Contact Applied Science Associates Limited. 10. Conditions on Use Contact Applied Science Associates Limited.

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set of logically ordered dialog boxes which allow planning and decision making supported by the decision support system.

Shoreline Oil Cleanup Recovery and Treatment Evaluation System (SOCRATES)

4.

Output

SOCRATES has been specifically designed to provide the user with a range of outputs in a variety of easy to understand formats. These include: • Graphical and text display of beached oil locations and extents; • Beach impact reports on cleanup methods, resource requirements and sourcing automatically generated to preferred word processor, spreadsheet (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel); • Drop down menus showing most appropriate cleanup methodologies; • Graphical and text display of coastal details; • access sites, environmental sensitive sites and equipment bases; • Output to paper/OHP, etc. via windows supported printer; • Output to fax function. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

1.

Purpose and Objectives

Shoreline Oil Clean-up Recovery and Treatment Evaluation System (SOCRATES). SOCRATES has been specifically designed to provide national and local government regulators, response organisations and scientists alike with a fully validated and calibrated decision support software tool for shoreline cleanup and resource management. A wide range of easy to understand outputs from SOCRATES can be used for:• Decision support for best oil spill clean-up methods and resources; • Contingency Planning; • Emergency response operations & planning; • Environmental sensitivity mapping using the in built BMT Geographical Information System (GIS); • Risk Assessment ; • Training of operational, planning and technical staff. 2. Description

SOCRATES is a unique system which acts as an electronic contingency plan, bringing together all the relevant information from contingency databases, as well as an expert system, able to provide advice on the most appropriate forms of cleanup for specific spill scenarios. In addition, once cleanup strategies have been formulated, SOCRATES can provide logistical support by identifying and sourcing equipment from the on-line equipment bases and even providing cost estimates for shoreline cleanup. The new SOCRATES v2.0 system incorporates an advanced spill data management system to track oiling report and beach cleanup reporting data throughout a shoreline cleanup operation. 3. Input

SOCRATES version 1.0 has been designed to operate on an entry level PC running Windows 3.x, Windows 95 and Windows NT. SOCRATES Version 2 is a 32 bit software application designed operate on Windows 95 and Windows NT. System requirements are 486 or higher processor, 16 Mb RAM, 10 - 50 Mb free hard disk space, VGA compatible colour monitor, 3.5” floppy drive or CD ROM, keyboard and mouse or pointing device. 6. Form of Presentation

SOCRATES is available in a variety of formats according to customer requirements including floppy disk, CD ROM, ZIP Disk etc. Video footage is available on CD ROM. The system is supplied with a full documentation (user manual) together with context sensitive help and in-built on-line help systems similar to those used in Microsoft software applications. 7. Operational Experience

SOCRATES requires contingency databases of coastal details, access sites, environmental sensitive sites and equipment bases to be populated with specific information. BMT and AEA Technology provide expert advice about the best methods, data content and formats for populating the SOCRATES databases. Data input on the oil spill scenario is completed via a

SOCRATES was originally developed in the late 1980’s as part of an extensive programme of beach clean-up trials carried out by the UK Marine Pollution Control Unit and AEA Technology. SOCRATES has now been integrated with the BMT GIS and packaged in the Microsoft Windows environment. The new version of SOCRATES includes many of the scientific data and operational experience gathered during the 1996 Sea Empress Oil Spill

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SOCRATES can be configured to work anywhere in the world and is currently used by government regulators in the UK and Thailand. 8. Originator and Technical Support

SOCRATES has been jointly developed by BMT Marine Information Systems Limited and AEA Technology plc. For information regarding SOCRATES contact BMT Marine Information Systems Limited, Grove House, Meridians Cross , 7 Ocean Way, Ocean Village, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3TJ. Phone: Fax: Email: Internet: 9. +44 (0)23 80 232222 +44 (0)23 80 232891 mis@bmtmis.demon.co.uk
www.bmtmis.com

Availability

Contact BMT Marine Information Systems Limited. 10. Condition on Use Contact BMT Marine Information Systems Limited.

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BMT Geographical Information System (BMT GIS) Incorporating MapEdit

free hard disk space, VGA compatible colour monitor, 3.5” floppy drive or CD ROM, keyboard and mouse or pointing device. 6. Form of Presentation

1.

Purpose and Objectives

The BMT Geographical Information System and MapEdit have been designed with the purpose of providing a wide range of users with a specifically designed, extremely easy to use GIS for marine environmental emergency and planning purposes. The BMT GIS provides the basic mapping environment for all BMT modelling applications. It is also available separately as MapEdit to which modelling application modules (e.g., OSIS, SOCRATES, PISCES, SARIS, PROTEUS, etc.) may be added in the future. 2. Description

The BMT GIS and MapEdit are available in a variety of formats according to customer requirements including floppy disk, CD ROM, ZIP Disk, etc. Video is available on CD ROM. The system is supplied with a full documentation (user manual) together with context sensitive help and in-built on-line help systems similar to those used in Microsoft software applications. Training is provided with the single user licence agreement. 7. Operational Experience

A new version will be released at the end of 1998 incorporating enhanced graphical features such complete coastline video footage, higher resolution graphics, object attribute based GIS system, new system preferences, etc. The BMT GIS and MapEdit is used across the world by government regulators, response organisations, the oil & gas industry shipping and ports operators universities and research institutes. 8. Originator and Technical Support

The BMT geographical Information system is supplied together with a comprehensive map editing application - MapEdit. Together they comprise a complete integrated mapping system in which individual or integrated modelling software packages can be configured. The BMT GIS, has been specifically developed for use by emergency planners and operators in the maritime sector. 3. Input

Permanent changes to the mapping environment is controlled using the MapEdit application. Administrative personnel may add, delete, change and update maps and charts using a wide range of easy-touse mapping tools. Consistent with proprietary GIS system, the BMT GIS adopts a layer/object architecture. Using MapEdit additional layers and objects may be added to the system from user defined polygons and objects or from the pre-configured palettes. 4. Output

The BMT GIS and MapEdit have been developed by BMT Marine Information Systems Limited. For information contact BMT Marine Information Systems Limited, Grove House, Meridians Cross, 7 Ocean Way, Ocean Village, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3TJ, UK. Phone: Fax: Email: Internet: 9. +44 (0)23 80 232222 +44 (0)23 80 232891 mis@bmtmis.demon.co.uk
www.bmtmis.com.

Availability

Contact BMT Marine Information Systems Limited. 10. Condition on Use Contact BMT Marine Information Systems Limited.

The BMT GIS and MapEdit have been specifically designed to provide the user with a range of outputs in a variety of easy to understand formats. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

The BMT GIS and MapEdit are 32 bit applications designed to operate on an entry level PC running Windows 95 and Windows NT. System requirements are 486 or higher processor, 16 Mb RAM, 10 - 50 Mb

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Response Techniques
Potential performance is based on encounter rates which are in turn dependent on swath width, skimming speed, and oil slick thickness. For the purposes of this model, a nominal or “average” thickness can be based on output from the NOAA ADIOS™ oil weathering model, estimated volumes and areas, or approximations of barrels of oil/emulsion per acre. Oil slick growth (thickness reduction) due to spreading is not considered over the duration or Operational Period of each simulation. Large changes in area or average thickness or extended utilization times can be handled with a number of short-duration simulations. The model contains data from several sources for specific skimming systems. These data are included as examples only and NOAA does not certify that any of these data are correct. It is the user’s responsibility to insure that correct and reasonable data are entered on Platform cards when using this model. 4. Output

Mechanical Equipment Calculator (MEC)

1.

Purpose and objectives

This program estimates the rates at which mechanical equipment, such as skimmers, can recover oil from a specified oil slick. The MEC assists responders in selecting, staging and deploying response equipment. 2. Description

The Mechanical Equipment Calculator (MEC) is one component of a suite of models and calculators developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hazardous Materials Response and Assessment Division (NOAA HAZMAT), collectively known as Spill Tools. The MEC allows planners to enter a spill scenario, set weather conditions, designate the available equipment systems, and then calculate the oil recovery rate for the situation. The model provides rapid assessment of how changes in a skimmer’s configuration or operation can affect potential recovery of oil from a specified oil slick. Recovery systems can be evaluated for the estimated volume of oil recovered and the area accessed within an operational period. The model can assist in: 1) 2) 3) 3. The selection and staging of appropriate equipment, The optimization of various mechanical recovery systems and operations, and The comparison of performance associated with various response options. Input

The program calculates the oil recovery rate for the scenario. Recovery systems can be evaluated for the estimated volume of oil recovered and the area accessed within an operational period. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

The Spill Tools, including the MEC, are Oracle Media Objects ™ stacks that run on Macintosh computers as well as in Microsoft Windows. To run, one need the runtime application “OMOPlayer” and supporting files, which are distributed with them. 6. Form of Presentation

Available on the Internet at:
www.orca.nos.noaa.gov/projects/hazmat/oilaids.html

The user interface consists primarily of Scenario cards and Platform cards. Each Scenario card defines an oil slick scenario and displays a summary of calculations for recovery systems or platforms assigned to the scenario. For the purposes of this model, a scenario is defined as a slick of oil characterized by a specified “average” thickness. The model will accommodate multiple scenarios for an oil spill incident, each with its own set of up to ten assigned recovery systems. Conversely, each platform may be assigned to multiple scenarios.

7.

Operational Experience

This program was originally developed in hypercard and later changed to Oracle Media Objects stacks. This program will continue to be maintained, enhanced, and used operationally. 8. Originator and Technical Support

The MEC was developed by the Hazardous Materials Response and Assessment Division, National Ocean

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Service, NOAA. Contact Dr. Robert Pavia, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Hazardous Materials Response & Assessment Division, Seattle, Washington. Phone: Email: 9. (206) 526-6319
pavia@hazmat.noaa.gov.

Availability

Contact National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Hazardous Materials Response & Assessment Division Internet Home Page at:
wwworca.nos.noaa.gov/projects/hazmat/oilaids.html.

Available in English only. 10. Condition on Use Contact NOAA.

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Dispersant Mission Planner (DMP)

Oil slick growth (thickness reduction) due to spreading is not considered over the duration or operational period of each simulation. Large changes in area or average thickness or extended utilization times can be handled with a number of short-duration simulations. 4. Output

1.

Purpose and objectives

This program provides a rapid assessment of how changes in dispersant platform configuration or operation can affect potential dispersant application. 2. Description

Using estimates of the thickness and extent of an oil slick, the DMP calculates the dosage required to treat the slick at a given dispersant to oil ratio (DOR). A typical DOR for dispersants listed in the NCP Product List is 1:20, i.e., 1 volume of dispersant to 20 volumes of oil to be treated. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

The Dispersant Mission Planner (DMP) is one component of a suite of models and calculators developed by NOAA HAZMAT collectively known as Spill Tools. The DMP model is a mathematical description of various parameter relationships associated with the application of dispersants to oil slicks. The model can assist in: 1) 2) 3) 3. The selection and staging of appropriate equipment; The optimisation of various dispersant platforms and operations; and The comparison of performance associated with various response options. Input

The Spill Tools, including the DMP, are Oracle Media Objects ™ stacks that run on Macintosh computers as well as in Microsoft Windows. To run, one need the runtime application “OMOPlayer and supporting files, which are distributed with them. 6. Form of Presentation

The DMP was developed by the Hazardous Materials Response and Assessment Division, National Ocean Service, NOAA. Comments regarding this program should be directed to Dr Robert Pavia, NOAA HAZMAT at pavia@hazmat.noaa.gov. 7. Operational Experience

The user interface consists of two primary views provided by Scenario cards and Platform cards. There is one Scenario card for each dispersion mission and one Platform card for each platform loaded into the DMP stack. Each Scenario card defines an oil slick scenario and displays the results of calculations for dispersant systems for the platform assigned to the scenario. For the purposes of this model, a scenario is defined as a slick of oil characterised by a specified “average” thickness. The model will accommodate multiple scenarios for an oil spill incident, each with its own assigned dispersant platform. Each platform may be assigned to one scenario. Platforms can be either “Airborne” or “Vessel”. Each Platform card contains a description of a specific dispersant platform used in the calculations and the simulation results for that platform for the currently selected scenario. The DMP begins with an estimate of the thickness of an oil slick. For the purposes of this model, a nominal or “average” thickness can be based on output from the NOAA ADIOS oil weathering model, estimated volumes and areas, or approximations of barrels of oil/emulsion per acre.

This program was originally developed in hypercard and later changed to Oracle Media Objects stacks. The program continues to be maintained, enhanced, and used operationally. 8. Originator and Technical Support

Contact Dr. Robert Pavia, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Hazardous Materials Response & Assessment Division, Seattle, Washington at phone: (206) 526-6319 or email: pavia@hazmat.noaa.gov. 9. Availability

Contact National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Hazardous Materials Response & Assessment Division Internet Home Page at:
www-orca.nos.noaa.gov/projects/hazmat/oilaids.html.

10. Condition on Use Contact NOAA.

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In-Situ Burn Calculator

The results obtained by this calculator should be used with caution. The calculator permits rapid computations for a range of conditions for a burn scenario which should provide an “envelope” of realistic solutions. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

1.

Purpose and objectives

This program can be used by technical personnel familiar with ISB Operations. 6. Form of Presentation

The In-situ Burn Calculator was designed to provide oil spill planners and responders with time estimates and fire boom lengths to burn oil in two different modes, a batch spill or continuous release spill. 2. Description

The program includes a users guide and is available for multiple computer platforms. 7. Operational Experience

The In-situ burn Calculator ™ is one component of a suite of models and calculators developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hazardous Materials Response and Assessment Division (NOAA HAZMAT),collectively known as Spill Tools. Calculations can be based on either a single release (batch mode) or a continuous release of oil (continuous mode). The model can assist in: 1) the selection and staging of appropriate equipment, 2) the optimization of systems and operations, and 3) the comparison of performance associated with various response options. 3. Input

The In-situ Burn Calculator is a result of numerous years of field experience. The In-situ Burn Calculator was developed under contract to the Hazardous Materials Response Division of NOAA/Department of Commerce. Coding, in Oracle Media Objects, was performed by Genwest Systems, Inc. using algorithms provided by Alan Allen, Spiltec. 8. Originator and Technical Support

Contact Dr. Robert Pavia, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Hazardous Materials Response & Assessment Division, Seattle, Washington Phone: 9. (206) 526-6319.

Potential performance is based on encounter rates which are in turn dependent on oil slick thickness. For the purpose of this mode, a nominal or “average” thickness is based on output from the NOAA ADIOS oil weathering model, estimated volumes an areas, or approximations of barrels of oil and emulsion per acre. Oil slick growth (thickness reduction) due to spreading is not considered over the duration or Operational Period of each simulation. Large area or average thickness changes and extended utilisation times can be handled with a number of short-duration simulations. 4. Output

Availability

Contact National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Hazardous Materials Response & Assessment Division Internet Home Page at:
www-orca.nos.noaa.gov/projects/hazmat/oilaids.html.

10. Condition on Use Contact NOAA.

The in-situ burn Calculator™ predicts the performance of one U configuration of fire boom. A U configuration is a length of fire resistant boom connected to a towing vessel at each end by a bridle. In batch mode, the calculator predicts the number of burns that would be taken by one U configuration to remove the spilled oil. In continuous mode, the calculator predicts the number of U configurations of a specified length needed to burn the oil as it continues to be released.

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Equipment Databases

World Catalogue of Oil Spill Response Products

9.

Availability

Contact: World Catalogue 6154 Rockburn Hill Road Elkridge, Maryland 21227-9950 Phone: (410) 796-0551

1.

Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of this catalogue is to list all the available oil-spill response products and equipment including booms, skimmers, sorbents, oily water separators, pump and beach cleaners. 2. Description

10. Condition on Use None.

The initial compilation is as a document, but the recent edition of the catalogue is available as a searchable data base. 3. Input

The input is a series of questions concerning the equipment specifications needed. 4. Output

The output is a list of equipment as defined by the input data set. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

The program requires an IBM compatible computer. 6. Form of Presentation

Hard copy and 3.5” diskettes which include the database and search system. 7. Operational Experience

This catalogue has been available for a number of years and is updated as needed. 8. Originator and Technical Support

This catalogue was developed by Robert Schulze and is maintained by his company, which also provides technical support.

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Transport and Logistics Databases/Systems

Inventory Maintenance Management System (IMMS)

configured with SQL*Net v2.2 client to provide connectivity to the central database, and Personal Oracle V7.1.4 to support remote operations. The central test data server is currently an HP NetServer running Windows NT 3.51, with Oracle Server 7.2. 6. Form of Presentation

1.

Purpose and Objectives

The Inventory Maintenance Management System is responsible for maintaining an accurate and up-to-date inventory of pollution countermeasures equipment located in each region (District/Sites) and providing input to the national database on pollution equipment. 2. Description

IMMS uses a software package entitled TMA, that has been customised to include CCG nomenclature. It is a menu driven system. There is a user manual as well as Head Quarter support. 7. Operational Experience

IMMS is used by Head Quarter and Environmental Response Regional staff. 8. Originator and Technical Support

The National pollution response equipment inventory and maintenance system enables the CCG to produce Work Orders and Preventive Maintenance Work Orders to maintain a state of readiness for the pollution countermeasures equipment. 3. Input

The IMMS program was identified as a requirement by the Environmental Response National Equipment Committee and IMMS HQ Technical support is provided for the system. 9. Availability

Records inventory of pollution countermeasures equipment located in each region (District/Sites). 4. Output

Contact: Jeanne–Darc Lull Inventory Maintainance Management Officer Environmental Response,RSER Canadian Coast Guard Ottawa Phone: 1-613-993-0602

Provides input to the National database on pollution equipment. The National database enables the CCG to produce preventative work orders to maintain a state of readiness for the pollution countermeasures equipment. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

10. Conditions on Use Contact the Canadian Coast Guard.

The Inventory Maintenance Management System is a fully implemented system, and is presently being upgraded to Windows 95 environment. Access to IMMS is through the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Wide Area Network. The system is not presently available through remote access. The IMMS application uses an off-the-shelf product, TMA-SR, as its client. The database is Oracle Server V7.2 running on Windows NT 3.51 server. All access is expected to be across the WAN, via TCP/IP protocol. Each IMMS officer is equipped with a NEC Versa50 laptop computer running Windows 3.11, on which the TMASR software is loaded. The laptops are also

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Crude Oil and Refined Product Databases
Automated Data Inquiry for Oil Spills (ADIOS)®
itself, such as type of oil, amount spilled, and spill duration or spill rate. On-line help is available for all of the input requirements, explaining the use of the data, allowable inputs, where data may be obtained, and reasonable default values. 4. Output

1.

Purpose and Objectives

ADIOS® is an oil weathering model with a database of over one thousand crude oils and refined products. It provides quick information on the expected characteristics and behaviour of oil spilled into the marine environment. The information provided is specifically designed to incorporate response and cleanup needs. 2. Description

ADIOS displays the predicted oil property changes and estimated oil budget for a given time. These displays can be graphical, tabular, or as a text summary. By choosing a specific time, the user may get an oil budget in the form of a pie chart. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

ADIOS is an oil properties database with a model that forecasts how the physical properties of selected oils will change over time. The oil database was compiled from a number of different sources, including Environment Canada, the Department of Energy, the International Oil Companies’ European Organisation for Environmental and Health Protection (CONCAWE), and industry. Information about the location, density, viscosity, flash point, pour point, hydrocarbon group analysis, and distillation data is included in the database to the extent that it is available. ADIOS uses this information to make predictions about expected changes in physical/chemical properties in a spill event. The model uses the oil database and several algorithms to estimate time-dependent changes in density, viscosity, water content, evaporation, and oil-in-water dispersion. These properties all play some role in answering operational response questions such as determining how effective in-situ burning or dispersant application will be. 3. Input

ADIOS runs on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. 6. Form of Presentation

One floppy diskette. 7. Operational Experience

The current model was developed in 1994. The release of a major upgrade was made in late 1998. 8. Originator and Technical Support

Contact Bill Lehr, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Hazardous Materials Response & Assessment Division, Seattle, Washington by phone: (206) 526-6325 or email: lehr@hazmat.noaa.gov. Additional information on ADIOS can be found at:
wwworca.nos.noaa.gov/projects/hazmat/software /adios.html.

9.

Availability

Required input is based on information that can be readily obtained or estimated in the field. Because this tool provides information for operational response, considerable attention has been given to asking for the minimum amount of input in the simplest format, providing guidance and/or defaults wherever possible. The types of environmental information the model requires include wind speed(s), wave heights, water temperature, and salinity or density. The model also requires some information on the spill

Contact the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Hazardous Materials Response & Assessment Division, Seattle, Washington at: adiosinfo@hazmat.noaa.gov and available in English only. 10. Condition on Use Contact Jerry Galt at galt@hazamt.noaa.gov. for questions on conditions of use.

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9.

Availability

Oil Properties Catalogue

Contact: Dr. Merv Fingas Environment Canada 3435 River Road Ottawa, Ontano Phone: (613) 998-9622

1.

Purpose and Objectives

This catalogue is a compilation of laboratory measurements of the physical and chemical properties of oil. Parameters relevant to oil-spill response such as evaporation, dispersant effectiveness and composition are included. 2. Description

10. Condition on Use None.

This compilation is available in both hard-copy and computer disk. The original version on computer was in a word-processor format and was searchable using the programs find command. A newer version is on a computer data base which is searchable. 3. Input

The input is the name of the oil whose properties are required. 4. Output

The output is two pages of oil properties. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

An IBM compatible computer or bulletin board access using a modem. 6. Form of Presentation

This database is available on 3.5 inch diskettes. 7. Operational Experience

This catalogue has been available for five years and is updated annually. 8. Originator and Technical Support

This compilation is the work of Environment Canada and is supported by that organisation.

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Spill Response Cost Tracking Databases/Systems

Pollution Costing Template (PCT)

9.

Availability

PCT is currently under development. 1. Purpose and Objectives 10. Condition on Use Contact: Nora McCleary Coat Recovery, Revenue and Claims Officer Program Management Rescue, Safety and Environmental Response Canadian Coast Guard Ottawa Phone: 1-613-990 6718

The pollution costing template will address the cost recovery of environmental response, i.e., cleanup costs and/or monitoring costs. It is intended for use by oil spill response management accountants. 2. Description

PCT will be delivered as a Windows application developed in Visual Foxpro. It will be a stand alone application. 3. Input

Personnel - regular and overtime hours. Equipment used on daily basis, include PCM, aircraft, ships, vehicles. Purchased supplies and services. 4. Output

Summary of costs and detailed scheduled costs of clean up and or monitoring. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

The Pollution Costing Template requires an IBM compatible 486-33 MHz PC with 16 Mb RAM operating on Windows 95. The template was developed with Visual FoxPro 5. 6. Form of Presentation

User’s manual plus diskette. 7. Operational Experience

Can be used at spill site to track costs of response operations, and after to complete costing of incident. 8. Originator and Technical Support

Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans Management Accounting and CCG RSER Program Management.

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Training
National Exercise Program Information Management System (NEPIMS)

8.

Originator and Technical Support

1.

Purpose and Objectives

NEPIMS is an Information Management System which collects information on resources and participants involved in marine response exercises. These exercises are held by the oil spill response community to meet the requirements of the Canada Shipping Acts. 2. Description

NEPIMS is an initiative of the Canadian Coast Guard. Contract has been awarded for Intranet Technologies to host the server and maintain database. One year contract for server and database maintenance. 60 day warranty for malfunctions (until end of August). Anticipate awarding contract to Intranet Technologies to do any maintenance/adjustments to the server on a per diem basis. 9. Availability

Contact: Anne Gladman Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Environmental Response Rescue, Safety and Environmental Response Canadian Coast Guard Ottawa. Phone: 1-613-993-4076

NEPIMS is a web application designed to allow the oil spill response community to plan and conduct response exercises. 3. Input

Records information on the organisation’s contacts, scenario, participants and learnings of a marine oil spill response exercise. 4. Output

10. Condition on Use Contact the Canadian Coast Guard (as above).

NEPIMS creates reports on specific areas or combined items of an exercise. Learnings can be recorded and followed up on the system. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

The National Exercise Program Information Management System requires a 486-33 Mhz PC with 16 Mb RAM which has Internet access through Netscape 3.0 or Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02. 6. Form of Presentation

Available on the Internet. Home page and address are being designed. A help program is available on line. A users manual is also available. 7. Operational Experience

NEPIMS has been used by CCG Regional Exercise Officers and the oil spill community.

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3.

Inputs

Oil Spill Response Management Simulator (Oil Guard)

The Oil Guard input consists of both, predefined time dependencies of various parameters entered before the exercise run and dynamic operator input at runtime. Any predefined values can be modified at runtime. The Oil Guard input contains the following categories of data: • Environmental conditions include coastline, currents, wind, wave height, water temperature and density. • Oil spill properties include position and type of oil source (point, area, leakage), the amount of oil spilled or variable spill rate for leak source, specification of the oil product (editable). • Data on the response resources and events includes routes for self-propelled objects or on-line data from GPS-tracking system, equipment parameters (boom length and type, skimmer productivity, etc.) and its efficiency, event script. By using the graphic input in chart windows, context menus for chart object and records in resource tables, ordinary dialog windows and menus, the operator effects control over the environmental conditions, response resources, exercise phases and synchronization. 4. Output

1.

Purpose and Objectives

Oil Guard is an integrated system for oil pollution response simulation. Oil Guard provides a facility for comprehensive training in decision-taking under requirements of Oil Pollution Act of 1990. Oil Guard may be used as an assistance-tool in Contingency Plan development. The simulation process is based on mathematical modelling of an oil spill interacting with, and responding to, a variety of clean-up measures. The program is designed for the preparation and conduct of command centre or area oil spill response exercises and includes tools for collection for assessment information. 2. Description

The exercise cycle consists of three phases: preparation, conduct and debrief. In the preparation phase, an exercise is created for the selected simulation area, which includes oil spill characteristics, weather conditions, field of currents and the initial status of combat facilities. The initial resource locations can be edited as required. In the conduct phase, oils spreading calculations take into account the current environmental conditions and human response. Exercise participants observe the simulation situation and make decisions on human response actions. The operator inputs response actions to the system. At this stage, the data required for the further debriefing is automatically recorded producing a continuous exercise record associated with non-formalised comments made by the instructor at the key moments of the given exercise. In the debrief phase, the modelling results are used for assessment. The exercise record can be played back in forward and reverse mode on any time scale. The report can be prepared and saved in the form of a slide show or printout. In all the exercise phases, an electronic chart of the simulation area with the presentation of an oil spill and conventional symbols for the combat facilities is used for the graphic display of the simulation area and modelling results.

The Oil Guard provides graphical and text-based output in several dedicated windows. Chart windows display current simulated situation overlaid on an electronic nautical chart including exercise area with static objects and zones, an oil spill as a series of contour lines, state and positions of moving response resources and equipment. Text-based windows contain lists of events, alarms, resource records and properties, model statistics. Data in all windows are updated simultaneously. The Oil Guard supports two Large-Screen Displays allowing the exercise controllers to observe both graphical and text-based types of system output. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

The Oil Guard runs under the Windows NT 4.0 Workstation operation system. Minimum hardware requirements are: • 15-inch monitor (1024 x 786 @60 Hz) • Pentium II 333 MHz, 64 Mb RAM, 2 Gb HDD, keyboard, mouse • 4-channel video subsystem (an ordinary singlechannel video system is also supported) with resolution 800 x 600 per channel, 64 k colours

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• 2 LSD projectors with 800 x 600 resolution • Colour printed (A4) 6. Form of Presentation

CD-ROM, user manual (English) 7. Operational Experience

Since 1999, the Oil Guard has been successfully used by Precision Planing and Simulation Corp. (USA) for the preparation and conduct of oil spill response exercises. It was utilised as a prototype system for PISCES (Pollution Incident Simulation Control and Evaluation System) project by the US Coast Guard. 8. Originator and Technical Support

Oil Guard was developed by Transas. 9. Availability

The Oil Guard can be modified to customer’s specific requirements upon request. For further information, demonstration and technical details, contact the following: Peter Mantel Transas Marine Ltd Sea Hawk, Bilton Way Off Airport Services Road Portsmouth PO3 5JN, UK Phone: 44 (0) 23 92 674000 Fax: 44 (0) 23 92 674048 Email: peter.mantel@transas.co.uk Internet: www.transas.com Or Alexey Filippov Transas Software House 21/2. Obukhovskoi Oborony St. Petersburg, Russia Phone: 7(812) 3253131 Fax: 7(812) 5671901 Email: aef@transas.com 10. Condition on Use Contact Transas.

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of resources. 3. Input

Pollution Incident Simulation, Control and Evaluation System (PISCES)

PISCES input consists of data on equipment and personnel resources to be used during the oil spill response exercise, as well as scripted text describing the exercise. Both the resource databases and the text description of the scenario can be modified/updated in “real-time” as a response exercise progresses. 4. Output

1.

Purpose and Objectives

PISCES is a computer simulation and decision support system which collects and displays information on resources and participants involved in oil spill preparedness and response exercises. PISCES is used by the United States Coast Guard’s National Strike Force Co-ordination Center (NSFCC) to plan, control and evaluate large-scale government and industry oil spill response exercises conducted on a regular basis under the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. 2. Description

PISCES provides several types of “real-time” and postexercise output. During an exercise, PISCES provides operational status displays (e.g. response situation information, resource location information), output from an oil spill spread/trajectory model (OSSM, the Oil Spill Mathematical Model) and performance data for skimming systems, containment booms, chemical dispersing agents, in situ burning agents, and other oil spill countermeasures deployed (actual or simulated) during the spill response exercise. At the conclusion of an exercise, PISCES provides for a facilitator controlled slide presentation of important highlights of the exercise, as well as a debrief of the entire drill in the form of a recorded exercise simulation. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

PISCES was developed to assist the United States Coast Guard (or any other user) in the task of planning, conducting and evaluating oil spill response exercises. Since PISCES application software runs under the Windows NT operating system, it is easy to use by anyone who is familiar with Windows 95 or Windows NT platforms. Designed as an aid in assessing the preparedness of oil spill response organizations, PISCES provides a portable computer suite that: .1 Enables the user to design, develop, and document a scenario for conduct of an oil spill response exercise in a harbour or waterway. Provides the capability to initiate, monitor, and control the pollution response exercise at the site through the use of enhanced visualization and resource tracking features. Stores critical exercise data and features a slide development module that can be used to script an effective debrief presentation to the participants immediately following the exercise. Can be used to conduct the after-action debrief, including facilitator control of the slide presentation and the ability to playback the recorded simulation of the oil spill and deployment

The PISCES program requires a Pentium processor with a minimum of 16 Mb RAM, a VGA monitor or better, and a Microsoft compatible mouse. The operating system is Windows NT. A video display unit (e.g., Proxima) is needed to present information on a screen to an audience. PISCES also permits the tracking of real assets (vessels) actually deployed during an exercise via integration of a Vessel Tracking System. Portable shipboard transmitter units of the tracking system can be deployed aboard vessels, while a base station receiving unit is connected to the PISCES control station. When activated, the shipboard units will broadcast their GPS positions continuously to the base station via VHF radio frequencies. This information is received and decoded by the base station and passed to the PISCES control station, which updates the position of vessels on the situation display. 6. Form of Presentation

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PISCES software allows an exercise facilitator to simultaneously control and display multiple, large screen information presentations so the exercise

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situation can be viewed by a large group as it develops. Multiple user-selected windows display information (e.g. oil slick size and trajectory, response equipment locations) against a background of preloaded, standard vector-based electronic charts of the exercise area. Additional text-based displays allow for the presentation of exercise logs, resource databases, alert messages, and related information. PISCES also permits after-exercise debriefs in slide presentation and/or recorded video simulation formats. 7. Operational Experience

Since the beginning of 1997, PISCES has been successfully used by the United States Coast Guard to evaluate the industry and government led oil spill exercises that are required under mandates of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. 8. Originator and Technical Support

PISCES was developed by a consortium of United States Coast Guard, United States Navy and private sector researchers and programmers. 9. Availability

See paragraph 10 below. 10. Condition on Use Questions on availability and conditions on use for PISCES software should be addressed to: Commanding Officer, United States Coast Guard, Research and Development Center 1082 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT 06340-6096, USA. Att: Jim Gynther, Phone: (860) 441 2858, email: jgynther@rdc.uscg.mil, or Dyalantic Corporation, 100 Jfryn Blvd., Deer Park, NY 11729-5759, USA. Att: Dave Nieri, Phone: (516) 242 4300

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Other Databases/Systems
criteria is easy and fast in MARPLOT. You can ask questions ranging in complexity from “What objects are at this point?” to “How many objects on one of these three layers are within 1.5 miles of this threat zone?” 4. Output

Mapping Application for Response, Planning, and Local Operational Tasks (MARPLOT) ®

1.

Purpose and Objectives

MARPLOT® is a general-purpose mapping application program that allows users to select certain objects and get information from databases for response to an oil spill. 2. Description

Inter-application communication allows MARPLOT to share information with databases and other programs. These programs contain information about map objects. User can query the database for certain records, and then show the selected records on the map. From the map, users can select certain objects, and then get information from the database for those objects. Examples include oil facilities, pipelines, hospitals, schools, and other sites of interest to planners and responders, and to examine the geographical extents of real or imagined oil spill emergencies. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

This general-purpose mapping program allows you to create, view, and modify maps quickly and easily. It also allows you to link objects on your computer maps to data in other programs. Seven types of objects make up the content of MARPLOT maps. These are: points (symbols), rectangles, circles, polygons, polylines, text labels, and pictures. You might use a point object to mark the location of a building or monitoring site. Polylines are used to represent things like roads and streams. Polygons are used to represent things like parks or water bodies. Picture objects allow you to take any raster (bit map, PICT) image and display it at fixed geographical co-ordinates. MARPLOT provides functions for creating, examining, and modifying each type of object. Maps and layers are the groups into which objects are organised. Layers usually contain a certain type of object, such as roads, water bodies, hospitals, etc. Maps, which usually cover a specific geographic area and contain some number of layers. There is no limit to the number of maps and layers that can be opened and displayed simultaneously in MARPLOT. It is easy to put a given map/layer in or out of use at a particular MARPLOT installation, or to transfer a map/layer from one installation to another. 3. Input

This program can be used by all members of area and regional planning committees. 6. Form of Presentation

The program includes a user manual and is available for multiple computer platforms. 7. Operational Experience

This software program is the result of many years of experience with mapping oil and hazardous materials spills. 8. Originator and Technical Support

Comments regarding this program can be directed to: Mark Miller National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Hazardous Materials Response & Assessment Division, Seattle, Washington, USA Phone: (206) 526-6317 or Email: mark_miller@hazmat.noaa.gov. Additional information can be found on the Internet at:
www-orca.nos.noaa.gov/projects /hazmat/cameo/marplot.html

Searching for map objects based on geographical

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9.

Availability

Contact:: National Safety Council 1-800-992-2636 or; NOAA (as above). 10. Condition on Use Contact the National Safety Council 1-800-99CAMEO or; NOAA (as above).

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Marine Pollution Incident Reporting System (MPIRS)

Historical Database: generates Incident Report Summaries, National Incident Report Summaries, Regional Report Summaries, Ad hoc Report Samples. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

The system is presently still in development. Once implemented the system will be accessible via Internet/Intranet. 1. Purpose and Objectives 6. Form of Presentation

Canadian Coast Guard is responsible for collecting information on ship-source spills. Standardisation of incident reports with a high level of detail of information will help Rescue, Safety and Environmental Response obtain consistent and complete information to compile meaningful statistics. Statistics on pollution incidents provide information on what, how and where accidents happen. This will enable the branch to plan for and develop effective prevention programs and policies to deter polluter; to better allocate resources to response to oil spills; to monitor the effectiveness of prevention programs and pollution deterrent policies and to forecast future needs in order to meet future demands. 2. Description

To be determined. 7. Operational Experience

To be determined. 8. Originator and Technical Support

Environmental Response is the originator of this project. 9. Availability

Contact: John Latour Senior Officer, Response Policy Standards & Guidelines Environmental Response Canadian Coast Guard Ottawa Phone: or; 1-613-990 3376

A prototype has presently been developed. A detailed review of requirements was conducted, and regional buy-in was obtained. The system is presently in development. 3. Input

All information is recorded on a National Marine Incident Reporting Form. The reporting form includes the following information: Reported by: • • • • • • 4. Cause; Pollutant information; Responsibility/Source information; Response information; Cost Recovery; Narrative Incident Descriptions - including Background, Intentions, Status and Media. Output

Jeanne-D’Arc Lull Inventory Maintenance Management Officer Environmental Response Canadian Coast Guard Ottawa Phone: 1-613-993 0602

10. Conditions on Use Contact the Canadian Coast Guard (as above).

There are two main output component to this system: Situational Report Handling Component: creates Situational Report, Status Reports, Briefing Notes, Note to Minister, QP notes, Media Lines, Communications Strategy, Letter of Undertakings, Response orders, Order in Council.

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8.

Originator and Technical Support

Port Emergency Response Information System (PERIS)

Naomi Katsumi, Canadian Coast Guard, 200 Kent St. Ottawa, ON. K1A 0E6 9. Availability

Contact: Naomi Katsumi Senior Staff Officer, Research and Development Program Management Canadian Coast Guard Ottawa Phone: 1-613-993 4076

1.

Purpose and Objectives

The objective of PERIS is to collect and display information on facilities in harbour areas including emergency contacts, emergency equipment held at the site, site plans and configurations such as piers, pipelines and water intakes and outfalls . The types of facilities include Oil Handling Facilities, marinas, parks, water treatment facilities etc. Currently there is a database for Central and Arctic, and, Maritimes Region. 2. Description

10. Conditions on Use Contact the Canadian Coast Guard (as above).

The program has been written in Microsoft Access with a Mapinfo interface. Currently there is a database for Central and Arctic; and, Maritimes Region. 3. Input

Records information on facilities in harbour areas including emergency contacts, emergency equipment held at the site, and site plans & configurations. 4. Output

10 specific forms, and 2 summary forms. There is also potential for several maps. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

The Port Emergency Response Information System requires an IBM compatible 486-33 MHz PC with 16 Mb RAM. The program has been written in Microsoft Access with a MapInfo 4.0 interface. 6. Form of Presentation

Several options for installation - 3 ½ floppy diskette and CD-ROM. Built in user’s manual via help file. Requires training prior to use. 7. Operational Experience

Currently at prototype version 2 and has been used by operational staff in RSER in the field (Oil spill response). Further modifications are required as a result of feedback from recent use.

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8.

Originator and Technical Support

Contact Sylvain Paquette at Clip Consulting

Canadian Coast Guard Air (CCGAIR) Reporting System

Phone: 9.

1 - 613 - 739-8621

Availability

Contact: 1. Purpose and Objectives Ken Derouin Aircraft Services Environmental Response Rescue Canadian Coast Guard, Ottawa Phone: 1-613-998 1150

CCGAir is a reporting system that is used by the National Aerial Surveillance Program (NASP). The system serves as a means of being able to geographically represent all information that is useful to the NASP such as: vessel overflights, incidents etc., and to be able to keep track of flight times and other pertinent information. 2. Description

10. Condition on Use See paragraph 9 above.

The CCGAir system is basically comprised of 2 components: MapInfo which is the geographic information system (GIS) link; MS Access link which handles the data. 3. Input

All activities relating to pollution surveillance flights. 4. Output

Flight summary (With map) – Incident report (With map) – Month end report - Summary reports (With custom dates) 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

The CCGAir System requires a 500 Mb Hard drive, 16 Mb RAM (Min.), Mapinfo V4.0, MS Access 2.0, MS Word, Windows 95, and GIS Knowledge. 6. Form of Presentation

A brief user’s guide is available. (Currently English version only). 7. Operational Experience

Used on CCG Dash-8 with good results. (Planning future upgrades).

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Sea Empress Response Information System (SERIS)

• Logically ordered text based results of database queries; • Output to paper/OHP etc. via windows supported printer. 5. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

1.

Purpose and Objectives

The Sea Empress Response Information System (SERIS) has been specifically designed to provide a wide audience with electronic documentation of the Sea Empress oil spill incident at Milford Haven, Wales, UK in February 1996. It is believed to be the most comprehensive electronic document of a spill incident in history and therefore represents a unique opportunity to understand the scope and cleanup challenges of a major oil spill incident. 2. Description

SERIS has been specifically designed as a 16 bit application to operate on a PC running Windows 3.x to ensure that a wide audience may use the system. It works equally well under Windows 95 and Windows NT. System requirements are 486 or higher processor, 8 Mb RAM, 5 Mb free hard disk space, VGA compatible colour monitor, keyboard, mouse or pointing device and CD ROM drive. 6. Form of Presentation

SERIS is available in CD ROM format. 7. Operational Experience

The Sea Empress Response Information System (SERIS), has been developed by BMT on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Marine Pollution Control Unit and provides an extensive and detailed interactive summary of the incident. This includes a detailed database of information on the beach oiling, coastline clean-up, wild-life casualties and environmental contamination, as well as a large volume of photographic and map-based information. Diary-based oiling summaries derived from visual observations in the early stages of the spill are also incorporated in the CDROM with details from the Spring 1997 beach surveys which determined the state of the Pembrokeshire beaches one year after the incident. 3. Input

BMT Marine Information Systems together with key development partners have over 20 years experience in production of easy-to-use marine information systems underpinned by sound science. SERIS is a new generation of electronics methods to disseminate large sets data/information to a wide ranging audience. 8. Originator and Technical Support

SERIS has been developed by BMT Marine Information Systems Limited. For information, technical support and any questions regarding SERIS please contact BMT Marine Information Systems Limited, Grove House, Meridians Cross , 7 Ocean Way, Ocean Village, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3TJ. Phone: Fax: Email: Internet: 9. +44 (0) 23 80 232222 +44 (0) 23 80 232891
mis@bmtmis.demon.co.uk www.bmtmis.com

All inputs to the SERIS system are completed by selection of pre-stored data in menu lists. Where photographic information is embedded in text, the user may use the mouse to click on the word photo to display the image. 4. Output

Availability

Contact BMT Marine Information Systems Limited. 10. Condition on Use Contact BMT Marine Information Systems Limited.

SERIS has been specifically designed to provide the user with a range of outputs in a variety of easy to understand formats. These include:• Graphical displays of oiled beaches; • Photographs of clean-up operations, equipment and locations etc.;

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Search and Rescue Information System (SARIS)

• • • • •

annotate track, show search area during model run etc.; All objects and layers may be interrogated by the in-built BMT GIS; SAR reports may be cut and pasted in any other windows software application; Output to a range spreadsheets formats; Output to paper/OHP etc. via windows supported printer; Output to fax function. Operational Requirements and Restrictions

1.

Purpose and Objectives

5.

The Search and Rescue Information System (SARIS) has been specifically designed to provide government regulators, response organisations, SAR planners, salvage companies and scientists alike with a software tool for accurate prediction of most probable search area of lost vessels and persons at sea. 2. Description

SARIS has been designed to operate on an entry level PC running Windows 95 and Windows NT. This includes installation for use on a laptop computer. System requirements are 586 or higher processor, 32 Mb RAM, 10 - 50 Mb free hard disk space, SVGA compatible colour monitor, 3 ½” floppy drive or CD ROM, keyboard and mouse or pointing device. 6. Form of Presentation

SARIS predicts the movement of a target or targets under the combined action of winds, tides and tidal currents. Using methodologies developed by the UK Coastguard Agency the system establishes the most probable search area based on a range of error and statistical deviations. These include rapid response, datum point, datum line and backtrack search and rescue (SAR) planning methodologies. 3. Input

SARIS is available in a variety of formats according to customer requirements including floppy diskettes, CD ROM, ZIP Disk, etc. Video is available on CD ROM. The system is supplied with a full documentation (user manual) together with context sensitive help and inbuilt on-line help systems similar to those used in Microsoft software applications. Training is provided with the single user licence agreement. 7. Operational Experience

SARIS is supplied and configured with in-built databases of target leeway and navigation fix errors, tides and currents together with relevant scale electronic navigation charts reducing the amount of user input. The environmental, metocean, mapping detail and extent is configured according to user requirements and best available information/data. A typical SAR plan model run requires the drift start position & time, datum time, selection of target type, navigation fix errors and wind history via easy to understand dialog boxes. Wind data which can be manually inputted or automatically downloaded from an external source. BMT can configure and supply electronic moving video clips and still images for display in the SARIS GIS. 4. Output

SARIS combines many years of Search and Rescue experience from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) HM Coastguard together with BMT Marine Information systems Ltd. At the end of 1998, a Search Area Coverage (effort allocation) module option will be integrated with SARIS. In early 1999 an Automatic Identification of Ships (AIS) module option will be available for integration with GMDSS electronics hardware. SARIS has been installed at all HM Coastguard operational sites in the UK where it is used as the primary SAR planning and Digital Tidal Atlas software tool 8. Originator and Technical Support

SARIS has been specifically designed to provide the user with a range of outputs in a variety of easy to understand formats. These include:• On screen display of SAR plan model run; • SAR plan model run status panel; • Range of display options including target colour,

SARIS has been developed by BMT Marine Information Systems Limited. For information, technical support and any questions regarding SARIS, please contact BMT Marine Information Systems Limited, Grove

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House, Meridians Cross, 7 Ocean Way, Ocean Village, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3TJ. Phone: Fax: Email: Internet: 9. +44 (0) 23 80 232222 +44 (0) 23 80 232891 mis@bmtmis.demon.co.uk
www.bmtmis.com.

Availability

Contact BMT Marine Information Systems Limited. 10. Condition on Use Contact BMT Marine Information Systems Limited.

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Internet Addresses For Oil Spill Responders & Planners Meteorological & Weather Sites
URL = www.bom.gov.au/
Summary of Internet source : Australian Bureau of Meteorology - links to satellite photos, weather maps, warnings, climate details - land, aviation & maritime weather predictions - sea surface winds maps, sea swell maps, maritime warnings Summary of Internet source : Australian and Global; Weather & Climatic Information - satellite photos from JCU- Japanese Met. Satellite - climate information- links to Bureau of Met. - weather warnings - major climatic impacts and environmental issues Summary of Internet source : Aviation Weather Forecasts The map shows Australian ARFOR boundaries. Click on the area for which a forecast is required. - provides complete aviation weather information - aerodrome weather - route sector winds - MSL charts - current overseas weather & satellite photos Summary of Internet source : James Cook University - Meteorological Satellite Directory of World wide and Australian Data & Images updated 3 hourly Summary of Internet source : AUSLIG- Sunrise, Sunset and Twilight Times Computation - fill in Lat/Long and time zone and calculate sunrise, sunset, twilight etc Summary of Internet source : NASA Site for Weather and Environmental information

URL = www.csu.edu.au/weather.html

URL = www.aopa.com.au/weather/wthr.html

URL =ftp://ftp.jcu.edu.au/JCUMetSat/

URL = geodesy.auslig.gov.au /geodesy/astro/sunrise.htm

URL = 207.67.198.21/adorn/nasa.html

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Oceanographic Information, Monitoring & Science
URL = www.ntf.flinders.edu.au/
Summary of Internet source : NATIONAL TIDAL FACILITY- Flinders University of South Australia The National Tidal Facility (NTF) produces the tidal predictions for 70 of the Australian ports by way of a contract with the State Port Authorities. These tidal predictions appear in state publications as well as the Australian National Tide Tables (published by the Royal Australian Navy). NTF also produces the tidal predictions for 11 Pacific Island Countries under an umbrella of the South Pacific Sea Level and Climate Monitoring Project . - tag port name and call up tidal predictions (height/time) Summary of Internet source : Australian Oceanographic Data Centre As the National Oceanographic Data Centre the AODC is responsible for acquiring, managing and disseminating marine environmental data to the civilian marine science community and the general public. The AODC is also responsible for providing maritime environmental support to the Australian Defence Forces through the supply of non real time maritime environmental data, specialised oceanographic databases, information and analysis products and marine data management consultancy services. -database of oceanographic information held by AODC Summary of Internet source : East Australian Current GAC Image Daily Composite- via NOAA - latest Sea Surface Temperature Map for Eastern Australian Continent Summary of Internet source : Marine and Coastal Blue Pages The Blue Pages is a directory of marine and coastal datasets held in Australia. It contains information about datasets and is aimed at addressing the question: “What have we got, where, and who has that data?”. The Blue Pages V1.0 (released at the start of August 1996) indexes over 3000 datasets from some 30 organisations, covering a range of topics from temperature data for Bass Strait; to human perceptions of wilderness on the Great Barrier Reef; to chemical compounds made from benthic organisms. The Blue Pages includes:A comprehensive listing of tide gauge data for Australia Extensive listings of the cruises conducted by Australia’s major research vessels Datasets from the Australian Antarctic Territory Monitoring datasets from the coastal waters of Australia Datasets held by commercial companies

URL = www.aodc.gov.au/

URL = www.rsmas.miami.edu/htbin /imagery/m:eaussiecurgac-0

URL =www.aodc.gov.au/amidi.html

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URL = www.noaa.gov/

Summary of Internet source : National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - links to oceanographic organisations - NOAA services & functions - weather information links to other servers - research at NOAA - safe navigation Summary of Internet source : Oceanography - World Wide Web - Virtual Library - links to most oceanographic organisations internationally

URL = www.mth.uea.ac.uk/ocean /oceanography.html

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Oil Spill Response & Emergency Organisations & Equipment Suppliers
URL = seaserver.nos.noaa.gov /projects/oilspills/oilspill.html
Summary of Internet source : NOAA’s Oil Spill Emergency Response and Planning The Hazardous Materials Response and Assessment Division (HAZMAT) of NOAA’s Office of Ocean Resources Conservation and Assessment provides scientific advice to the US Coast Guard to minimise the effects of hazardous materials spills and hazardous waste sites affecting the nation’s coastal zone. HAZMAT maintains a team of highly trained regional Scientific Support Co-ordinators (SSCs) that can be mobilised quickly to the scene of an accidental spill. SSCs are supported by an interdisciplinary group of chemists, ecologists, biologists, and oceanographers, using a nation-wide communications network, that collectively enables each SSC to provide timely expert advice regarding spill emergencies. Summary of Internet source : U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team (Nat'l Strike Force) Summary of Internet source : USEPA- Oil and Hazardous Waste Spill Response Summary of Internet source : Emergency Response to Marine Oil Spills Resource database of response organisations, response equipment, publications, acronyms, and dictionary. Summary of Internet source : Emergency Management Australia - services of EMA and other emergency organisations - links to other federal agencies Summary of Internet source : The Australian Disaster Management Information Network - links to fire, ambulance, SES, and other State and Federal disaster and emergency organisations - links to international emergency organisations - electronic books on emergency management Summary of Internet source : The Canadian Coast Guard National Page - links to Marine Community Organisations, CCG Directorates (i.e., Rescue Safety Environmental Response) and related organisations (i.e., Emergency Preparedness Canada) Summary of Internet source : CCG Rescue Safety and Environmental Response - links to Environmental Response including Aerial Surveillance, Marine Chemical Emergency Response, Exercise Programs ,and Contingency Planning.

URL = www.dot.gov/dotinfo /uscg/hq/pst/pst.htm URL = www.epa.gov/region10 /www/offices/oec/spill.html URL = www.webcom.com/~maritime /response/response.html

URL = www.ema.gov.au

URL = www.vifp.monash.edu.au /~davidt/admin.html

URL = www.ccg-ggc.gc.ca

URL = www.ccgrser.org

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Oil Spill Information Sources & Data Bases
URL = www.itopf.com/
Summary of Internet source : The International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Limited. - country profiles. A summary of oil spill arrangements and resources in 160 maritime nations - history, staffing and technical services provided by ITOPF - historical data on oil spills - fate and effects of oil spills - cleanup techniques - response strategies - planning - compensation regimes Summary of Internet source : Oil Spill Intelligence Report OSIR - contents of recent issues - Directory details - fact sheets Summary of Internet source : Selected Abstracts and Bibliography of International Oil Spill Research 1994 Summary of Internet source : Tables of Contents for SPILL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BULLETIN Summary of Internet source : Oil spills in Komi (Russia) - details of pipeline spill in Russia Summary of Internet source : Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Internet site - maps of area of spill - all about the spill (facts & figures) - images of spill - projects related to spill - documents available at no charge

URL = world.std.com/~cic/osir/osir.htm

URL = www.lib.lsu.edu/osradp /osradp.html URL = www.elsevier.nl:80/cas/estoc /contents/SAG/13532561.html URL = www.spb.su/sppress/111/feature.html URL = www.alaska.net/~ospic/index.html

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Environmental and Scientific Information Sources
URL = www.erin.gov.au/erin.html
Summary of Internet source : Australian Environment On-line managed by ERIN - home page to all Environmental Resource Information Network - links to air, marine & coasts, land environmental information sources - state of the environment reporting Summary of Internet source : ERIN Marine & Coasts site - Ocean 2000 - Marine protected areas - Resource Assessment Commission, Coastal Zone Inquiry - Draft Marine Industry Development Strategy - Marine and Coastal Internet User Groups - Development of a CoastNet Online Service for the Environment - The Australian Coastal Zone and Global Change: Research Needs - Portfolio Marine Coastal Environment Strategy - An Overview - Maritime Accidents and Pollution: Impacts on the Marine Environment from Shipping Operations - Marine Pollution Inquiry - Inquiry Information Booklet - Turning the Tide - Integrated local area management for Australia’s coastal zone - The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea - Links to other marine servers Summary of Internet source : Flinders Geoscience Switchboard, an Internet Server. - airborne & remote sensing - ARA - Airborne Research Australia - Flinders Institute for Atmospheric and Marine Sciences (FIAMS) - Network of Operators of Small Aircraft for Research (NOSAR) - Australian Sparse Node Summary of Internet source : Department of Natural Resources & Environment Victoria Australia - information on activities including coastal management Summary of Internet source : Co-operative Research Centre for the Ecological Sustainable Development of the Great Barrier Reef. Summary of Internet source : Australian Institute of Marine Science Web Server -details of research programs, activities, personnel and services

URL = www.erin.gov.au/sea/sea.html

URL =www_fiams.es.flinders.edu.au/

URL = www.dce.vic.gov.au/

URL = www.gbrmpa.gov.au/~crcreef/

URL = www.aims.gov.au/

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URL = www.csiro.au/csiro.html

Summary of Internet source : Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation - CSIRO Australia is the nation’s largest government scientific research agency. - links to all divisions of CSIRO Summary of Internet source : CSIRO Marine Laboratories - remote sensing - oceanographic research - fisheries research Summary of Internet source : Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority [GBRMPA] - research and activities of GBRMPA - information about the GBR and its environment Summary of Internet source : Environment Protection Agency-Commonwealth Summary of Internet source : Australian Antarctic Division of DEST The Division is responsible for the support of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE). It is also charged with administering the Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT) and the subantarctic islands of Heard Island and the McDonald Islands. As part of its function the Division conducts its own science programs in the region. Summary of Internet source : Australian Nature Conservation Agency (ANCA) provides advice on national nature conservation policies and administers national programs relating to the conservation and appreciation of Australia’s natural and cultural heritage. ANCA also manages, either solely or jointly, seventeen parks, reserves and other areas of land. Summary of Internet source : Worksafe Online: the Occupational Health and Safety website from Worksafe Australia! - Search Chemicals... - Search Indexes... - Full text documents...

URL = www.ml.csiro.au/

URL = www.gbrmpa.gov.au/

URL = www.erin.gov.au/portfolio /epa/epa.html URL = www.antdiv.gov.au/

URL = 155.187.10.12:80/anca/anca.html

URL = www.allette.com.au /worksafe/home.htm

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Media & Environmental Action Groups
URL = world.std.com/~cic/osir/osir.htm
Summary of Internet source : Oil Spill Intelligence Report OSIR - contents of recent issues - Directory details - fact sheets Summary of Internet source : Daily Commercial News - On Line - shipping info. - latest news - maritime links Summary of Internet source : Lloyd’s List Australian Weekly On-line Summary of Internet source : GREENPEACE INTERNATIONAL HOMEPAGE Summary of Internet source : Australian Conservation Foundation Web Server - Media Releases - ACF Campaign Update - ACF Publications - Contact Information - ACF campaign achievements in the 1990s - ACF Policy Summary of Internet source : World Conservation Monitoring Centre - latest information on oil spills & other environmental problems around the world Summary of Internet source : Friends of the Earth - latest environmental issues eg Milhaven Oil Spill Summary of Internet source : CNN - Cable News Network Web Site

URL = www.dcn.apn.com.au/

URL = www.llaw-net.aust.com/ URL = www.greenpeace.org/ URL = www.peg.apc.org/~acfenv/

URL = www.wcmc.org.uk/

URL = www.foe.co.uk/

URL = www.cnn.com/

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Maritime Organisations
URL = www.amsa.gov.au
Summary of Internet source : Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) - marine environment protection issues, oil spill response, pollution prevention, national contingency plan, etc. - search and rescue - navigational services - links Summary of Internet source : Marine Incident Investigation Unit- Dept of Transport (Australia). - reports of investigation of maritime accidents/incidents - links to other maritime investigation units and bodies Summary of Internet source : Maritime Division of the Dept. of Transport (Australia) - latest media releases, information about department. Summary of Internet source : Australian Government Home Page Summary of Internet source : Australian Maritime College - AMC - courses, details of AMC & services Summary of Internet source : A Guide to Maritime History Information on the Internet Summary of Internet source : US Coast Guard Home Page -links to all USCG sites Summary of Internet source : US Coast Guard Marine Safety Laboratory - oil spill analysis methods protocols - research & development Summary of Internet source : United Kingdom Coastguard Agency - provides links to : The Coastguard Agency (COASTGUARD) : Her Majesty’s Coastguard (HMCG) : Marine Pollution Control Unit (MPCU) : Marine Safety Agency (MSA) - issues associated with oil spill response, pollution prevention, national contingency plan etc Summary of Internet source : MARITIME HOMEPAGE Resources for boaters, professional mariners, marine educators, marine spill response, oil exploration & transportation, and for those interested in the oceans.

URL = www.dot.gov.au/programs/miiu /miiuhome.htm

URL = www.dot.gov.au/programs /mpol/mpol1.htm URL = gov.info.au/#Contents URL = www.amc.edu.au/

URL = ils.unc.edu/maritime/home.html URL = www.dot.gov/dotinfo/uscg/welcome.html URL = www.rdc.uscg.mil/mslpages/home.html

URL = www.coastguard.gov.uk

URL = www.webcom.com/~maritime /welcome.html

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Oil Companies & Other Sites of Interest
URL = www.api.org/cat/search.htm
Summary of Internet source : American Petroleum Institute - Search engine - search index of API publications Summary of Internet source : Links to major international & US Oil Company Internet Sites Summary of Internet source : OCEANS AND OIL SPILLS- Educational material Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP) Summary of Internet source : Petroleum Club of Western Australia’s Schools Information Program -details of Australian Oil Industry -links to other petroleum related sites Summary of Internet source : Australian OILMAP Internet Site A comprehensive oil spill response management system provided by the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences Summary of Internet source : Applied Science Associates Inc. - details of spill models eg OILMAP/ WOSM Summary of Internet source : Applied Science Associates Inc. - details of spill models eg OILMAP/ WOSM Summary of Internet source : Australian Department of Primary Industries & Energy Network - PIENet Summary of Internet source : This GUIDE TO AUSTRALIA project aims to compile links to all available on-line information resources about Australia for distribution via World Wide Web. Summary of Internet source : Yellow Pages - Australia Wide - Searchable Index Summary of Internet source : White Pages - Australia Wide-search index Summary of Internet source : Australian Web Servers - Main Menu, Servers By State, Servers by Topic Summary of Internet source : Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) - World Fact Book

URL = www.api.org/links/companies.html

URL = www.educational-communications .com.au/aip/ptoos.html URL = kite.ois.com.au/~muriel

URL = ibm590.aims.gov.au/oilmap/

URL = www.appsci.com/

URL = www.customs.gov.au/

URL = www.dpie.gov.au/

URL = www.csu.edu.au/education/australia.html

URL = www.yellowpages.com.au:80/home

URL = www.whitepages.com.au/
URL = www.csu.edu.au/links/ozlist.html

URL = www.odci.gov/cia/publications /95fact/index.html

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Maritime Environmental Legislation, Conventions and Insurance
URL = www.ukpandi.com/ukpandi/
Summary of Internet source : UK P&I Club - all about P&I clubs, services etc. Summary of Internet source : The UN CONVENTION ON THE LAW OF THE SEA Summary of Internet source : Det Norske Veritas Summary of Internet source : Lloyd’s List Australian Weekly On-line Summary of Internet source : Marine & Coastal International Conventions - International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (2 Dec 46); Protocol of Amendment (1956) - Agreements for the Establishment of a General Fisheries Council for the Mediterranean (24 Sept 49) - Convention on the Territorial Sea & the Contiguous Zone (29 Apr 58) - Convention on the High Seas (29 Apr 58) - Convention on Fishing & Conservation of Living Resources of the High Seas - Convention on the Continental Shelf (29 Apr 58) - Fisheries Convention (9 Mar 64) - Agreement for Co-Operation in Dealing with Pollution of the North Sea by Oil (with Annex) (9 Jun 69). The Agreement has been superseded by a new Agreement of 13 September 1983. - Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Land-Based Sources (4 Jun 74); revised 1992 - Convention for Co-operation in the Protection and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the West and - United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (10 Dec 82) - Agreement for Co-Operation in Dealing with Pollution of the North Sea by Oil and Other Harmful Substances (13 Sept 83) - Convention for the Prohibition of Fishing with Long Driftnets in the South Pacific (and Protocols) (24 Nov 89) - International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-Operation, 1990 (30 Nov 1990)

URL = www.clark.net/pub/diplonet/los.html URL = www.dnv.no/Welcome.htm URL = www.llaw-net.aust.com/ URL = www.tufts.edu/departments /fletcher/multi/marine.html

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Maritime Communications Sites
URL = www.navcen.uscg.mil/marcomms /gmdss/gmdss.htm

Summary of Internet source : Global Maritime Distress and Safety System - details of operation Summary of Internet source : I N M A R S A T -The International Mobile Satellite Organisation - details of the various systems - services available & news items - the world wide web of the sky Summary of Internet source : ARGOS-CLS Web Server Satellite - Global Data Telemetry and Geopositioning Services

URL = www.worldserver.pipex.com /inmarsat/index.htm

URL = www.argosinc.com/

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