In terms of spill preparedness and response, the use of models continues to be much appreciated both by decision-makers in charge of the response strategy and operators tasked with the practical deployment of response equipment. Their graphical outputs appear to be increasingly used for communication purposes. Whether for behaviour in the atmosphere, at the water surface or in the water column, many models exist, whose precision depends both on the sophistication of the model's algorithms and the accuracy of factual input data.
To address the wide variety of models that exist for oil and chemicals, in marine and inland waters, we have called upon the top French and foreign specialists, whether they be model developers, manufacturers or users, to present the tools they design, develop and use, often with great passion. To illustrate international experience, the Management Unit of the North Sea Mathematical Models (MUMM), a devoted partner of the Cedre Information Day, will present the North-West European Shelf Operational Oceanographic System (NOOS).
Morning session chaired by M. Périé, Président du Comité Stratégique du Cedre.
Theme : Model developers’ perspective
MOTHY: oil and object surface drift forecast by Denis Paradis, Météo France
Atmospheric models by Thibauld Pénelon, INERIS
Chemical modelling by Laurent Aprin, Ecole des mines d'Alès
Theme : Manufacturers’ perspective
Chemmap, an operational application by Eric Comerma, ASA
Afternoon session chaired by M. Lenormand, adjoint à la sous-direction du littoral et des milieux marins, MEDDE.
Theme : Users’ perspective
Cedre's experience and the Migr’hycar Project by Vincent Gouriou, Cedre and Olivier Bertrand, Artélia
The French Slick Drift Committee by Commissaire en chef François Martineau, AEM Brest Marine nationale and Christophe Rousseau, Cedre
Theme : International experience
The North-West European Shelf Operational Oceanographic System (NOOS) by Sébastien Legrand, UGMM, Belgique