Final conference of Integrated oil spill response actions and environmental effects (GRACE project)

GRACE final conference in Tallinn, Estonia 23.-24.5.2019

Talllinn old town. Photo: Kaupo Kalda
Old town of Talllinn. Photo: Kaupo Kalda

The Horizon 2020 GRACE project ended in august 2019, and we presented the major findings to all interested stakeholders at this conference, which was open to the public. Also other projects presented their posters at the conference.


Introduction to the GRACE project (pdf). Kirsten S. Jørgensen, Co-ordinator of the GRACE Project, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, Finland

Oil spill response preparedness in the Baltic Sea (pdf). Ismo Siikaluoma (Finnish Border Guard, SAR and Maritime Safety Unit, Head of Unit)

Marine Oil Spill Research in Canada (pdf). Feiyue Wang, Professor (Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS) & Department of Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba, Canada)

EPPR/GRACE work on oil spills (pdf). Jens Peter Holst-Andersen (Commander, Danish Ministry of Defence, Denmark), Chair of the Arctic Council working group on Emergency, Prevention, Preparedness and Response, EPPR)

Tests with in situ burning in Norway (pdf). Hilde Dolva (Senior Advisor, Norwegian Coastal Administration, Norway)

Multi-compartment modelling - a tool to assess exposure of different organism groups to oil components (pdf). Matthias Grote (Researcher, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany)

Session I: Oil spill detection, monitoring, fate and distribution

Sensors for in situ oil spill detection – problems and outlook (pdf). Harri Kankaanpää, (Finnish Environment Institute, SYKE, Finland), Siim Pärt (Tallinn University of Technology, TalTech, Estonia) and Leonie Nüßer (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

Operational oil spill detection and monitoring on fairways using FerryBox and SmartBuoy technologies (pdf). Siim Pärt, Tarmo Kõuts, Kaimo Vahter (Tallinn University of Technology, TalTech, Estonia) and Seppo Virtanen (MeriTaito/SeaHow, Finland)

Local scale oil spill modelling and risk assessment in seasonally ice covered seas (pdf). Urmas Raudsepp, Ilja Maljutenko, Tarmo Kõuts (Tallinn University of Technology, TalTech, Estonia) and Nelly Forsman (SSPA, Sweden)

Strategic view on oil spill response support using in situ and remote sensing data tools (pdf). Jorma Rytkonen (Finnish Environment Institute, SYKE, Finland), Tarmo Kõuts and Siim Pärt (Tallinn University of Technology, TalTech, Estonia)

Session II: Oil biodegradation and bioremediation

New results on biodegradation of oil and dispersed oil in cold marine environment (pdf). Ossi Tonteri (Finnish Environment Institute, SYKE, Finland)

Biodegradation of crude oil in seawater and ice-water interface (pdf). Nga Dang, M. O’ Sadnick, C. Petrich (NORUT Northern Research Institute, Norway), J. Truu, K. Oopkaup, M. Truu (Tartu University, Estonia)

Marine microbial community taxonomic and functional structure and its association with oil exposure and oil biodegradation activity (pdf). Jaak Truu, Kristjan Oopkaup, Marika Truu (Tartu University, Estonia), Nga P. Dang (NORUT Northern Research Institute, Norway), Ossi Tonteri, Anna Reunamo, Kirsten S. Jørgensen (Finnish Environment Institute, Finland)

Session III: Oil impacts on biota using biomarkers and ecological risks assessment

Field studies and Greenland in situ burning experiment (pdf). Denis Benito, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain

Linking molecular event and apical effect to assess oil toxicity in mussels, copepods and zebrafish (pdf). Aino Ahvo, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, Helsinki, Finland

An effect-based toolbox for the rapid and cost-effective investigation and fingerprinting of oil contamination (pdf). Sarah Johann, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Three years research into environmental effects of oil spills and response actions - a wrap-up (pdf). Thomas-Benjamin Seiler, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Session IV: Combat of oil spill in coastal arctic water - effectiveness and environmental effects

Burning oil on ice (pdf). Christian Petrich (NORUT Northern Research Institute, Norway) and Janne FrittRasmussen (Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark)

Oil recovery under ice project (pdf). Rune Högström and Markus Nystedt (Lamor, Finland)

In situ burning and effects from oil spills on Arctic shorelines (pdf). Kim Gustavson, Susse Wegeberg and Janne Fritt-Rasmussen (Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark)

Session V: Environment & Oil Spill Response (EOS) - an analytic tool for environmental assessments to support oil spill response design

Environment & Oil Spill Response (EOS) - an analytic tool for environmental assessments to support oil spill response design I. Framework and decision trees (pdf). Susse Wegeberg, Janne Fritt-Rasmussen and Kim Gustavson (Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University,Denmark)

Operational add-ons to the EOS tool (pdf). Bjørn Forsman and Nelly Forsman (SSPA, Sweden)

Closing session

Industry efforts in Arctic spill response technology development (pdf). M. Smit (Chair Environmental Effects Technical Working Group, Arctic Response Technology JIP, International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP))

Using NEBA and Environmental Risk Methods for Oil Spill Response Planning and Preparedness (pdf). Richard Wenning (Ramboll US, USA)

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Published 2019-08-21 at 9:58, updated 2019-08-21 at 16:15