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

· Stakeholder meeting ·

Programme

13 December 2016

9h30 Registration and coffee
Session 1 : Opening
10h00 Welcome word by SPF-Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
10h10 Welcome word by HNS-MS consortium
10h20 HNS pollution of the marine environment
10h50 Objectives of the HNS-MS project
11h20 Discussion
11h40 Coffee break
Session 2 : Harmful and Noxious Substances
12h00 Characterising HNS
12h30 A freely accessible HNS data base
12h45 Discussion
13h00 Lunch break
Session 3 : Understanding HNS behaviour in the marine environment
14h00 Why Lab experiments?
14h10 Understanding HNS behaviour at the sea surface
14h40 Understanding HNS behaviour in the water column
15h10 Discussion
15h30 Coffee break
Session 4 : Environmental and Socioeconomic impacts of HNS
16h00 Environmental and socioeconomic impacts of HNS pollution
17h00 Discussion
17h30 Wrap-up of the first day
19h00 Social Event : Walking diner at the BELvue museum.

14 December 2016

8h50 Introduction of the day
Session 5 : Modelling HNS behaviour in the marine environment
9h00 Modelling philosophy
9h10 The release scenarios
9h30 The near field model, CHEMSPELL
9h50 The far field model, HNS-MS
10h10 The atmospheric dispersion model, CHEMADEL
10h30 Discussion
11h00 Coffee break
Session 6 : The HNS-MS Decision Support System
11h30 Live demonstration of the HNS-MS Decision Support System
12h45 Discussion
13h00 Lunch break
Session 7 : HNS related projects and future of the HNS-MS Decision Support System
14h00 Introduction
14h10 BE-AWARE I and II projects
14h25 Mariner Project
14h40 MARPOCS project
14h55 Which future for the HNS-MS project?
Discussion on the possible follow-up actions
16h00 Conclusion and closure of 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 (0)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 March 2017.