On Tuesday, April 25, the CEO of OceanPact, Flavio Andrade, took part in a panel discussion called “Acting to Prevent and Tackle Environmental Damage,” during an event called “Marine Pollution Prevention and Response,” in Rio de Janeiro, hosted by Kincaid, one of the most respected maritime law firms in Brazil and around the world.
The event was attended by the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF), which on Wednesday, April 26 signed a cooperation agreement with the Brazilian Navy to speed up responses to oil or chemical spills off the Brazilian coast.
During the panel discussion, Andrade outlined OceanPact’s response capacity and inventory (the biggest in the private sector in the whole of Latin America) and two of the innovative systems developed by it, called CRONOS and OceanPact DIGITAL.
CRONOS is a platform that integrates meteorological and oceanographic data from different sources to generate a more assertive forecasting model. Its main innovation is surface current maps obtained via high-frequency radar in near real time.
OceanPact DIGITAL is a platform that integrates different data sources to support decision making. It can be applied to different situations, such as safety and operational efficiency, environmental emergencies, and search and rescue, allowing an assertive response in a shorter period of time.
Representatives of National Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP), Brazilian Navy, Association of Oil, Gas and Renewable Energy Companies of Latin America and the Caribbean (ARPEL), Brazilian Oil and Gas Institute (IBP), trade associations Syndarma, ABEAM and Sindiporto, and Merchant Marine Captains Center.