Outputs and Results

The main goal of APP4SEA is to improve oil spill response (OSR) preparedness in the NPA region by:

  • Pooling competences across the region: partners in Finland, Norway, Iceland and Scotland;
  • Upskilling local authorities in charge of oil spill response at sea: transferring best practices and tools;
  • Raising awareness in coastal communities: risks associated with increased marine traffic;
  • Protecting natural and cultural heritage: marine bird species, livelihood of coastal communities.

Output 1. TRANSNATIONAL POOL OF EXPERTS

  • Sharing knowledge on oil behavior on sea, oil spill response methods, experience with tools and models;
  • Introducing cutting edge technologies;
  • Providing local authorities and general public with access to the knowledge bank.

Output 2. WEBSITE AND APPLICATION

The project will develop an open access, interactive smart map showing:

  • Search and rescue centers;
  • Weather zones;
  • Oil shipping routes;
  • Protected natural areas;
  • Infographics for education.

Output 3. PROFESSIONAL ACCESS PRODUCTS

  • Shared oil weathering database;
  • Shared oil spill response model;
  • Predictive decision making tool.

In addition, there will be several best practice reports produced on:

  • OSR technologies in the Arctic;
  • OSR gaps in the NPA region;
  • Recommendations to improve OSR infrastructure.