SSPA awarded a contract from EU, for research and improvement of oil spill response in the Arctic
What is the best possible way to limit the damages caused by oil spills in the Arctic? SSPA is participating in a major EU Horizon 2020 project searching for answers. Set to launch in March, the 3.5-year project will involve a total of 13 research institutes and companies from nine different countries. The full name of the project is “Integrated oil spill response actions and environmental effects – GRACE.”
SSPA will provide expertise on coastal protection and shoreline response, a designated oil-in-ice code for classification of oil-ice interaction, oil spill risk assessment, as well as requirements for Arctic oil spill recovery vessels and adaptations of icebreakers and supply vessels.
The project will be coordinated by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and includes SSPA Sweden AB, Lamor Corporation Ab, Meritaito Oy from Finland, Aarhus University from Denmark, the University of Tartu and the Tallinn University of Technology from Estonia, RWTH Aachen University from Germany, the University of the Basque Country from Spain, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Norut Narvik from Norway, Greenland Oil Spill Response A/S from Greenland and the University of Manitoba from Canada. The results of this project will be made available for use to international organisations that plan and carry out cross-border oil spill response cooperation in Arctic sea areas.
Read more about the project Integrated oil spill response actions and environmental effects - GRACE
Project web www.grace-oil-project.eu
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