Strategic Net Environmental Benefit Analysis - WP 5 of the GRACE project

Polar bear on an oily ice in Greenland.
Polar bear on an oily ice in Greenland. © Janne Fritt-Rasmussen

Objectives: A Strategic Net Environmental Benefit Analysis tool will be developed for decision-making on inclusion of in situ burning, chemical dispersants and bioremediation, in national oil spill response strategies and contingency planning as well as which restrictions to consider for the use of those techniques in closed basins with extreme cold temperatures. The outcome supports the development of potential national guidelines and approval procedures for oil spill response and cross-border and trans-boundary co-operation and agreements

Planned steps:

  1. Development of matrices for knowledge / data collection to serve as input to the strategic analysis.
    • Gathering of data on biodiversity and oil ecotoxicology and national frames for oil spill sensitivity, including results from WP1-4.
    • Modelling of relevant oil spill scenarios (Disko Bay, northern part of Baltic Sea)
  2. Application of logistic tools and operational selection guidance.
    • Operational requirements. Risk assessment model
  3. Development and launching of the Strategic Net Environmental Benefit Analysis tool.
    • Fuzzy logic model.
    • Workshop.
    • Strategic Net environmental Benefit Analysis Ph.D. course development.

Work package leader:

Senior Advisor, Dr. Susse Wegeberg
Department of Bioscience/ DCE
Aarhus University


Published 2016-10-21 at 14:56, updated 2016-10-20 at 9:33
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