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Integrated assessment for establishing an oil environmental vulnerability map: Case study for the Santos Basin region, Brazil

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Autor(es):
Romero, A. F. [1] ; Abessa, D. M. S. [1] ; Fontes, R. F. C. [1] ; Silva, G. H. [2]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] UNESP, Nucleo Estudos Sobre Poluicao & Ecotoxicol Aquat, BR-11330900 Sao Vicente, SP - Brazil
[2] GHS Consultoria, Niteroi, RJ - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Marine Pollution Bulletin; v. 74, n. 1, p. 156-164, SEP 15 2013.
Citações Web of Science: 16
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The growth of maritime transport and oil exploitation activities may increase the risk of oil spills. Thus, plans and actions to prevent or mitigate impacts are needed to minimize the effects caused by oil. However, tools used worldwide to support contingency plans have not been integrated, thus leading to failure in establishing priority areas. This investigation aimed to develop indices of environmental vulnerability to oil (IEVO), by combining information about environmental sensibility to oil and results of numerical modeling of spilled oil. To achieve that, a case study concerning to oil spills scenarios in a subtropical coastal area was designed, and IEVOs were calculated and presented in maps, in order to make the information about the areas' vulnerability more easily visualized. For summer, the extension of coastline potentially affected by oil was approximately 150 km, and most of the coastline presented medium to high vulnerability. For winter, 230 km coastline would be affected, from which 75% were classified as medium to high vulnerability. Thus, IEVO maps allowed a rapid and clearer interpretation of the vulnerability of the mapped region, facilitating the planning process and the actions in response to an oil spill. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 12/14508-3 - Proposta de Metodologia Integrada para Elaboração de Mapas de Vulnerabilidade Ambiental ao Óleo: Estudo de Caso na Baía de Santos, Litoral de São Paulo, Brasil
Beneficiário:Ágata Fernandes Romero
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado