Oil Tracking Model Predicts Dispersion

The Shannon Estuary Anti-Pollution Team in collaboration with SFPC have been operating the OilmapWeb system to accurately track and predict the extent of the spill within the estuary. Data such as location, amount and type of oil, latest wind and current forecasts have been utilised to provide trajectory and weathering results. 




These results have identified the areas that may be impacted by the current spill within the Estuary and can now be linked to the relevant response strategies for those regions. Four oil prediction documents have been released to the various organisations involved - these predict dispersions for +3hrs, +12hrs, +24hrs and +48hrs (from 0900 on the 17th).


These predictions can be updated based on ground truthing data from reote sensors and also updated weather forecasts.