GEOILWATCH - S33 Seed Money Facility
Innovation in Oil spill monitoring
The GEOILWATCH project will design a new geopositional early warning system integration for marine oil spills recognition in the Baltic Sea. Mektory has set up the project together with the Marine Systems Institute of TUT and partners from Finland - Finnish Meteorological Institute, Sweden- Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute and Latvia - Ventspils University College.
Project period: 23.01. 2014- 22.03.2015
The main aim of the GEOILWATCH project is to research an innovative observation data management system to improve situational awareness and to create an operational picture on oil spills in the Baltic Sea region.
The main objectives of the GEOILWATCH project are:
1. To provide a reliable information for the monitoring of oil spills pollution and shipping from the different sources
2. To connect through a single transmission network data coming from various sensors and sources (“data fusion”)
3. To analyse and process such data
4. To assess the existing information and to develop the single data interface for SeaTrack web oil spill monitoring platform
5. To provide an operational picture for oil spill combating.
GEOILWATCH aims to facilitate the:
• Increase in frequency of aerial monitoring from two surveillance flights a year (see HELCOM RESPONSE) to weekly surveillance. http://www.helcom.fi/groups/response/en_GB/main/
• Improvement of the reliability of SAR data from satellite sources
• Reduction of the number of unnoticed oil spills by a factor of 4.
• Availability of current data at the rate usual for meteorological data.
GEOILWATCH Kick-off meeting 22.05. 2014
Workshop 11th of September 2014
Can we improve the situational awareness of oil spills in the Baltic Sea?
Discussion on the design requirements for the innovations needed to realize an early warning system for oil spills and to improve situational awareness.
Venue: FMI, Erik Palménin aukio 1, FI-00560, HELSINKI
Workshop 15th of January 2015
Can big data create an early warning system for
oil spills in the Baltic Sea?
Venue: Mektory, Tallinn University of Technology, Raja 15, Tallinn
Time: 11:00 hours – 16:00 hours EEST
This workshop is the starting point to exchange the views on the possibility of using big data technologies for the next generation of early warning in oil spills. The aim of this workshop is to update the users of oils spill detection on the various options to improve monitoring and forecasting systems. Most of the workshop will be used to discuss a new project for a technology demonstrator of an early warning system for oil spills in the Baltic Sea.
The Geoilwatch consortium is searching for additional partners for the next phase of improving the situational awareness of oil spills in the Baltic Sea.