Winner 2018

ExpOS'D, 2018 R&D Award Winner

A one-year study to investigate the fate and behaviour of an oil slick subject to different dispersion mechanisms

The winner of the 7th ITOPF R&D Award is ExpOS'D (Experimental Oil Spill Data-sharing), a research project led by the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands), in partnership with the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, the University of Essex (UK) and the Wageningen University & Research (Netherlands).

The Award will fund a one-year study to investigate the fate and behaviour of an oil slick subject to different dispersion mechanisms. The results will be used to validate and calibrate a dispersion model to allow decision makers to compare the benefits of chemical versus natural dispersion.


Final report

ExpOS'D Experimental oil spill data-sharing

Experimental oil spill

April 16th - April 18th 2019

Marieke Zeinstra NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Corina Brussaard NIOZ
Terry McGenity University of Essex
Boyd McKew University of Essex
Gareth Thomas University of Essex
Tinka Murk Wageningen University and Research
Martine van den Heuvel Greve Wageningen University and Research
Michiel Visser Rijkswaterstaat Zee & Delta

 


Data collection

Zeinstra-Helfrich, Marieke; Brussaard, Corina P D; McGenity, Terry J; McKew, Boyd A; Thomas, Gareth; Murk, AlberTinka J; Heuvel-Greve, Martine J van den; Visser, Michiel (2019): Data collected related to the experimental oil spill on the Dutch North Sea performed in April 2019. PANGAEA, https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.902297 (dataset in review)

This data collection contains all the different observations and measurements made related to the Experimental Oil Spill on the Dutch North Sea, April 2019, and subsequent laboratory experiments.

 


Related web links

Meer bewustzijn nodig op aanpak oliebestrijding met detergenten (in Dutch)

Interview with Marieke Zeinstra, NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences on the project at https://www.noordzeeloket.nl/beleid/interdepartementaal/idon-nieuwsbrief/nr-28/bewustzijn-nodig/

 

Olie uit zee verwijderen? NHL Stenden onderzoekt beste methode (in Dutch)

Information on the project from NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences website https://www.nhlstenden.com/nieuws/olie-uit-zee-verwijderen-nhl-stenden-onderzoekt-beste-methode