One of the goals of the MARSAIS project is to  investigate the operational requirements of oil spill transport forecasting. This work explores the potential use of SAR derived information on oil slicks by operational forecasting systems that simulate their dispersion and transformations. This  web site contains examples of hindcasting / forecasting scenarios based on existing SAR derived information for oil slicks in a selected area (Eastern Mediterranean Sea).


MARSAIS is funded under "Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development" - one of the four thematic programmes of the Fifth (EC) RTD Framework Programme (1998-2002).