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24 Oct 2006
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CAMCAT: an oil spill forecasting system for the Catalan-Balearic Sea based on the MFS products
E. Comerma1,2, M. Espino2, M. Salazar2, F. Jerez2, R. Madrigal2, and A. S. Arcilla2 1Applied Sciences Associates Inc., Rhode Island, USA
2Laboratory of Maritime Engineering – LIM/UPC, Barcelona, Spain
Abstract. The Prestige oil spill crisis (2002–2003), one of the worst oil spills that affected the Atlantic Spanish coastal line, pointed out that some management tools are needed in the form of laws, regulations and technical procedures. In particular, the issues are contingency planning and prevention against marine pollution and prediction for a proper response. In that background, the Catalan local government approved the CAMCAT (2004), a Regional contingency plan against marine pollution, to be framed within the (Spanish) National Contingency Plan. The CAMCAT contemplated the implementation of a Regional Forecasting System for the North-Western Mediterranean area, intended to help Catalan Authorities during any pollution emergency. The Laboratory of Maritime Engineering (LIM/UPC) has been responsible for the implementation of this Regional CAMCAT Forecasting System that is based (nested) on existing larger Forecasting Systems/Products, and it integrates several coastal observational data. The present paper is aiming to make an overview of the several scientific and technical activities related to the implementation and validation of the CAMCAT System.

Citation: Comerma, E., Espino, M., Salazar, M., Jerez, F., Madrigal, R., and Arcilla, A. S.: CAMCAT: an oil spill forecasting system for the Catalan-Balearic Sea based on the MFS products, Ocean Sci. Discuss.,, in review, 2006.
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