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GREAT ANTICIPATION OF THE TESTING OF COASTAL CONTINGENCY INFO DURING SCOPE 2017 INTERNATIONAL EXERCISE

The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) has developed new, digital map solutions to ensure more efficient oil protection actions, “Kystinfo Beredskap” (Coastal Contingency Info). During the SCOPE 2017 exercise, the developers and users were able to explore whether the tool meets the requirements when it really matters.
The time from the discovery of an oil spill until the actual oil protection action at sea and on land has commenced determines the degree of damage to the environment. Previously, a message concerning an oil spillage led to experts having to travel into the field with pen and paper and then process the data using an advanced mapping solution when they returned. At best the action team leaders would receive the information they needed on the same evening, allowing them to prioritise the action areas.
Coastal Contingency Info allows field registration via a mobile unit with an advanced map solution that the action team leaders are able to access immediately. An equivalent solution has also been developed for the public, providing easily accessible information from the NCA’s emergency web in an incident.

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