This section will provide information about the Pollution Hazard Mapping (PHM) Decision Support System for the Southern Adriatic and Northern Ionian (SANI) area.
One of the major aims of the IONIO project is to develop a Decision Support System (DSS) for Pollution Hazard Mapping (PHM), based upon the environmental information produced by the observational and modelling components. The PHM-DSS will be useful to describe the possible dispersal of pollutants from ship routes in the SANI area and the Gulf of Taranto.
More precisely, a particle dispersal modelling of pollutant operational releases from ship routes will be implemented using currents from SANI model data set, while numerical simulation for selected pollutants will be performed in the SANI area and near coastal areas of the Gulf of Taranto using coastal model.
The results will be tested with local stakeholders such as shipping companies, port authorities, civil protection, environmental protection agencies and coast guards.