Environmental risks and contingency
Sensitive Environments Decision Support Group
SensE in Akvaplan-niva offers methodology development and a number of services within environmental risk and oil spill response. Primary clients are the petroleum and other offshore industries, particulary for activities in environmentally sensitive areas.
Environmental risk analyses
Akvaplan-niva/SensE carries out projects in methodology development, data adaptation and standardisation for the Norwegian offshore industry. Environmental risk assessments (ERAs) for acute oil spills are carried out using the ERA Acute methodology.
Oil spill response preparedness
Oil spill response preparedness analyses and planning: SensE develops methodology and services related to analysis of oil spill response contingency requirements for activities. Oil spill preparedness analyses are carried out for activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Detailed oil spill preparedness plans for sensitive areas are based on field studies, for use in environmentally strategic contingency planning. SensE contributes substantially to the operating industry preparedness website (Norwegian) and carry out oil spill exercises and activities related to strategic oil spill response.
SensE projects involve structuring of data and results from research activities as a foundation for decision support.