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

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About the project

We aim 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.

Focussing on the Greater North Sea, we will in 2015 and 2016:

  • contribute to improve the understanding of the physico-chemical behaviour of HNS spilt at sea;
  • conduct lab experiments to further document the physico-chemical properties of major HNS transported from or to the ports of Antwerp, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Nantes and Bordeaux;
  • produce environmental and socioeconomic sensitivity maps dedicated to HNS;
  • develop a 3D mathematical model that can forecast the drift, fate and behaviours of HNS spilt at sea.

All these contributions will be integrated into a 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.

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Background and objectives »

Lab experiments » Mathematical modelling » Socioeconomic vulnerabilities » Decision support tool »

Meeting registration open

The results of the HNS-MS project will be presented during the final stakeholder meeting on the 13th and 14th of December 2016 in Brussels. Any interested person is welcome!

More information about the meeting »

  About the project

We aim to develop a decision-support tool that national maritime authorities and coastguard stations will activate in order to forecast the drift, fate and behavior of acute marine pollution by Harmful Noxious Substances (HNS) accidentally released in the marine system.

  Contact us

Web: http://hns-ms.eu/

Tel : +32 2 773-2102

Mail : hns‑ms@naturalsciences.be

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EU flagHNS-MS is funded by DG-ECHO under agreement ECHO/SUB/2014/693705 and runs from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2016.