The project ARCOPOL+ held its kickoff meeting in Vigo, on 1rst March 2012.
ARCOPOL+ was approved under the 3rd Call for proposals within the priority 2.1 - improve maritime safety.
Arcopol+ aims to further improve maritime safety and Atlantic regions coastal pollution preparedness and response against oil and HNS’s spills through technology transfer, training and innovation.
Previously identified gaps in the HNS knowledge will be addressed and further incorporated into local and regional contingency planning to contribute to build a reasonable and efficient response. Innovative tracking, forecasting and decision support tools will be adapted to the needs of local and regional authorities that will be trained on their application.
Partnership: Centro Tecnológico del Mar - Fundación Cetmar (ES); Instituto Tecnológico para el Control del Medio Marino de Galicia – INTECMAR (ES); Universidade de Vigo (ES); Consejeria de Gobernación y Justicia - Dirección General De Interior (ES), Emergencias Y Protección Civil (ES); Consejeria Medio Ambiente - Junta de Andalucia (ES); Universidad de Cádiz (ES); National Maritime College of Ireland - Cork Institute of Technology (IE); Instituto Superior Técnico (PT); CIIMAR,Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (PT); Pembrokeshire County Council (UK); Health Protection Agency (UK); Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Cefas (UK).