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Applied oceanic monitoring system

Grant number: 04/02748-3
Support type:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: April 01, 2005 - October 31, 2005
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Oceanography - Physical Oceanography
Principal researcher:Jose Edson Rodrigues Pereira
Grantee:Jose Edson Rodrigues Pereira
Company:Applied Science Consultoria Ltda
City: São Paulo


The company has formed a partnerships with the Laboratory for Oceanic Numeric Modeling of the University of São Paulo’s Oceanographic Institute with the objective of meeting the requests of Petrobras for the development of oceanic current diagnoses and studies of the impact of petroleum accidents in 21 of its terminals. From this association emerged the basic tools and ideas behind the present project, which entails the development of a management system for the prediction of the drift of oil slicks, combining mathematical sophistication, practicality and reliability of results for use in the case of accident in a particular oceanic region. This system seeks to coordinate, in an optimized manner, hydrodynamic models of known formulation and applicability in the academic environment and models developed specifically for studies of dispersion of oil, of chemical products, of the transport of sediment and of water quality. The technological innovations of this project should appear in small and multiple routines which enable the setting up of a structure for automated environmental monitoring, providing quick responses in complex oceanic environments, in terms of situational diagnosis and outlook. Implemented in a specific region, this system should be capable of handling the management of observational data, meteorological forecasts and oceanic norms in different scales and resolutions. (AU)

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