On the past 2nd and 3rd October, the NETMAR project was represented in the international seminar "New scenarios of maritime safety in the European Union. Reflections after the Erika and Prestige disasters" by portuguese (FEUP), Spanish (FUAC, Portos de Galicia and Tecnalia) and irish (Limerick University) partners.
At the opening of the seminar, João Sousa made a presentation about the project in terms of objectives, major achievements so far, and future plans.
The seminar focused on the social economic and security implications of maritime disasters, with special reference on the Erica and the Prestige cases, this one more focused on the criminal sentence.
Other major and relevant topics approached was the administrative procedures, aeronautical certifications and permission to fly UAV´s in Spanish airspace, which new laws are still somehow fuzzy and not very clear.
Finally, a round table with specialists from different areas discussed present and future issues to be approached in terms of Maritime Safety
As scheduled the second demonstration of project NETMAR, took place at A Pobra do Caramiñal, on October 1st.
To understand how the demonstration was planned see our previous post.
Learn what were the objectives and see the articles published about the demo.
The new Demo of Netmar Project will take place in October 1st. 2014. The chosen location is Port of Pobra do Caramiñal, in SW of La Coruña. In this second test, we will show the simulation of a maritime incident at sea, with redirection of the ship to a safe port (A Pobra do Caramiñal), that will be the place where we will carry out an exercise of flight against the accidental maritime pollution.
A reefer having problems maneuvering due to a heavy storm registered in Finisterre traffic separation device (VTS) proceeds to anchor in the Ria de Arosa to assess possible damage, escorted by a rescue ship.
New scenarios of maritime safety in the European Union. Reflections after the Erika and Prestige disasters.
2nd and 3rd October 2014
Centro de Extensión Universitaria y Divulgación Ambiental de Galicia - CEIDA
Sta. Cruz (A Coruña)
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Read the interviews with Michel Girin, Ex Director of CEDRE (Center for Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Pollution of France) and Javier Sanz, Director of Maritime Observatory UDC and Professor of Administrative Law University of A Coruña (Spain).
Discover more about NETMAR's future events and take a look at the details of the second stage demostration that will take place at Galicia, at October 2014.
The event "Oceanology International 2014", Excel (London), England took place, on 11th,12th and 13th March, with the main objective to disseminate technology, products and services used in the prevention and response to incidents that occur in maritime environment, particularly in terms of:
• Response to spills of toxic / noxious substances in the sea;
• Training in prevention and response to such incidents;
• Contingency plans;
• Modeling of crude oil stains;
• Environmental Mapping;
• Detection and response to incidents affecting infrastructure.
Take a look at what we had at our stand and see the video with the project's concept.
Focusing on the prevention of, and response to environmental incidents in the maritime environment, Spillex will be an excellent opportunity to once again promote what has been developed under the project NETMAR.
The Spillex will be held at 11-13 March in London and you can find us there represented.
En cada uno de los simulacros realizados hasta la fecha en el marco del proyecto Netmar (que cuenta con financiación de los fondos Feder) se han utilizado drones de distintos países, cada uno con utilidades y aplicaciones específicas. La aportación española ha sido un helicóptero no tripulado que ha resultado de enorme utilidad en los ejercicios de accidente marítimo, pues es el mejor preparado para trabajar en condiciones adversas. El aparato puede volar con vientos de hasta 100 kilómetros por hora, un escenario que para nada es extraño cuando se trata de reaccionar ante una catástrofe marítima, casi siempre rodeadas de inclemencias meteorológicas.
Published by La Voz de Pontevedra
UL leads marine role to tackle major crisis.
The University of Limerick is leading a European wide marine exercise to deal with the possibility a major environmental disaster.
The Shannon Esturay, has beacome a key European test site for a range of highly advanced "smart technologies", marine robots and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Published by Limerick Leader
Day 4 of Shannon Estuary Incident Response Exercise
Day 3 of Shannon Estuary Incident Response Exercise