Environmental Oil Spill Sensitivity Atlas for the South Greenland Coastal Zone

A. Mosbech, D. Boertmann, B.Ø. Olsen, S. Olsvig, F. von Platen, E. Buch, K.Q. Hansen, M. Rasch, N. Nielsen, H.S. Møller, S. Potter, C. Andreasen, J. Berglund, M. Myrup

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This oil spill sensitivity atlas covers the shoreline and the offshore areas of South Greenland between 56º30’ N and 62º N. The coastal zone is divided into 220 areas and the offshore zone into 6 areas. For each area a sensitivity index value is calculated, and each area is subsequently ranked according to four degrees of sensitivity. Besides this general ranking a number of smaller sites are especially selected as: they are of particular significance, they are particularly vulnerable to oil spill and because effective oil spill response may be performed. The shoreline sensitivity ranking are shown on 20 maps-sheets (in scale 1:250,000), which also show the different elements included. These maps also show the selected areas. Coast types logistics and
proposed response methods along the coasts are shown on another 20 maps. The sensitivities of the offshore zones are depicted on 4 maps, one for each season. Based on all the information, appropriate oil spill response methods have been assessed for each area.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDanmarks Miljøundersøgelser
Number of pages365
ISBN (Print)87-7772-806-8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004

Publication series

SeriesNERI Technical Report

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 5: Nature and Climate


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