A webinar titled “New Technologies for Efficient Environmental Emergency Response Management” was held on August 25. It provided an opportunity for people accessing the Rio Oil & Gas platform to understand how current technologies, such as the CRONOS platform, are helping us protect the environment in Brazil. CRONOS integrates metoceanographic data from different sources in order to reduce the time between detection of an incident and an effective response.
Admiral Rodolfo Henrique de Saboia, the ANP director general, kicked off the debate, which arose from a partnership between OceanPact, as sponsor, and IBP. Érik Fábian Cunha, OceanPact’s commercial and new business director, was the webinar’s moderator. The speakers were Carlos Leandro, OceanPact’s innovation business manager; Fernanda Pirillo, the general coordinator of environmental emergencies at the Brazilian environmental protection agency, Ibama; Márcio Martins Lobão, the coordinator of the Marine Geochemistry Area at the Admiral Paulo Moreira Institute for Sea Studies (IEAPM); and Luiz Paulo Assad, researcher and technical coordinator of the Environmental Modeling Center at the Laboratory of Computational Methods in Engineering at Rio de Janeiro Federal University.
The speakers discussed advances brought about by new technologies and how they can improve the safety of different operations at sea, help open up new exploration frontiers and deliver benefits such as economic growth and sustainable development.
Érik Cunha said, “one of the most important thing when there is an oil spill at sea is speed of response and the time needed to fight, contain, collect and monitor the entire situation. Thus, it is essential to understand the environment where accidents occur and to have knowledge about sea conditions in order to provide an adequate response.” During the event, OceanPact presented several examples of progress in management of responses to different environmental emergencies, such as the installation of a network of extremely long-range radars and the collection of high-precision metoceanographic data.
In case you did not take part in the webinar, you can still see the full content on OceanPact’s YouTube channel, click here to access.