Main purposes of the BONUS GEOILWATCH project
- To provide reliable information for the monitoring of oil spill pollution and shipping from the different sources.
- To connect through a single transmission network data coming from various sensors and sources (“data fusion”).
- To analyse and process such data.
- To assess the existing information and to develop the data interface for Seatrack Web (SMHI, Sweden) oil spill drift forecasting system.
- To provide a visualisation for oil spill detection sources ready for initiating oil drift simulations.
Need for a technology roadmap on an integrated system of oil spill monitoring
- To improve accuracy of information.
- Interconnect different data sources.
- Improve response time.
- Efficient and reliable forecasts of oil spills in order
- to minimize the effects on sea life and human resources.
Modular system, main modules and data flows
G. Technology readiness levels (TRL)
Where a topic description refers to a TRL, the following definitions apply, unless otherwise specified:
- TRL 1 – basic principles observed
- TRL 2 – technology concept formulated
- TRL 3 – experimental proof of concept
- TRL 4 – technology validated in lab
- TRL 5 – technology validated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies)
- TRL 6 – technology demonstrated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies)
- TRL 7 – system prototype demonstration in operational environment
- TRL 8 – system complete and qualified
- TRL 9 – actual system proven in operational environment (competitive manufacturing in the case of key enabling technologies; or in space)
HORIZON 2020 – WORK PROGRAMME 2014-2015
Results of the GEOLIWATCH BONUS
GEOILWATCH will result into a proof-of-concept of a data interface with the Seatrack Web platform ensuring the timely delivery of key oils spill data.
GEOILWATCH aims to facilitate the:
- Increase in frequency of aerial monitoring from two surveillance flights a year (see HELCOM RESPONSE) to weekly surveillance.
- Improvement of the reliability of SAR data from satellite sources
- Reduction of the number of unnoticed oil spills by a factor of 4.
- Availability of current data at the rate usual for meteorological data.