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The HNS-MS project: towards a decision support tool for accidents at sea involving Harmful Noxious Substances

Today, we're releasing the web site for the HNS-MS project.

This project is funded by the European Commission's Humanitarian aid and Civil Protection department (DG-ECHO) and is coordinated by RBINS / OD Nature.

The aim is to develop a decision-support tool that national maritime authorities and coastguard stations will activate in order to forecast the drift, fate and behaviour of acute marine pollution by Harmful Noxious Substances (HNS) accidentally released in the marine system. At the end of the project (December 2016) we will deliver a demonstrator web-based decision-support tool that will help coastguard stations to evaluate the risks for maritime safety, civil protection and marine environment in case of an acute pollution of the sea.

SWAP is responsible for integrating the contributions of the consortium partners into a usable, intuitive application. Users will be able to make complex 3D simulations and to access and use a database containing the physico-chemical parameters needed to compute the behaviour in the marine environment of 100+ relevant HNS and to visualise simulations results. Access to sensitivity maps (geographical layers) will also be provided.


HNS-MS: Improving Member States preparedness to face an HNS pollution of the Marine System

We aim to develop a decision-support tool forecasting the drift, fate and behavior of acute marine pollution by Harmful Noxious Substances (HNS) accidentally released in the marine system.

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