Availability of different response options like in-situ burning, subsea dispersant injection, mechanical subsea dispersion vs. mechanical recovery and containment, increased the demands for NEBA analyses where different (combinations) of response strategies and their outcome are assessed with respect to environmental and economic resources and the expected impact on these.
Oil Spill Transport, Fate and Effects Models will have to implement new and update existing processes in order to deliver the required information to decision makers. Next generation models will implement newest research results while at the same integrate with solutions for decision making, incident management, common operating picture, risk assessment and contingency planning. We will present this by the example of SINTEF's OSCAR model which is currently under development for next generation model requirements. Research results from API, IOGP and GOMRI funded projects for oil spill response are combined with targeted post-processing tools and facilitate informed decision making in oil spill situations.