This project, funded by the French national research agency and launched in 2014, came to completion in December 2017 with a final wrap-up workshop at the headquarters of French customs, attended by national and international stakeholders in maritime surveillance. The POLLUPROOF project aimed to improve evidence gathering for marine spills of hazardous liquid substances (Marpol Convention Annex II) using airborne remote-sensing optical and radar equipment. More informations here.
The closing meeting for the MARPOCS project was held in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, from 12th to 14th December. This meeting, organised by PLOCAN, provided the MARPOCS partners with the opportunity to present the interactive modelling platform, as well as the different training materials developed, to the Spanish and Moroccan authorities. On the last day, a tabletop exercise was run by Cedre and simulated an HNS spill in front of the port of Las Palmas. More informations here.
The DG ECHO-funded project MARINER, geared towards improving preparedness to respond to chemical spills came to a close at the end of January 2018. For two years, Cedre worked together, under the coordination of CETMAR (Spain), with Spanish partners, Portuguese partners and English partners. Cedre's contribution mainly involved conducting a literature review, receiving man y visits from operational experts in the response to chemical risks, producing a panorama of existing protocols and equipment, creating training materials and organising a workshop in September 2017 to tests the materials produced. The different outputs, in particular the training materials, are now available in English on the project website.