As we are moving into more challenging areas an integrated approach is needed, that combines the various components of a spill response operation (monitoring – environmental modeling – decision support – spill response equipment) into an efficient and robust spill response for the future.

Increased R&D efforts in the area will strengthen the potential to build further on broad-based international cooperation connected with the marine environmental research being conducted by SINTEF and cooperating partners.

New possibilities in the area of materials technology chemistry, biology, and information technology along with transfer of knowledge and experience from related fields of science should be exploited to generate new, innovative solutions leading to further industrial development.

Published October 25, 2010