Providing cutting edge spatial models to reduce uncertainty
To help DNV GL improve the risk assessments, DHI set up the Marine Animal Movement Portal (MAMP) describing movements of seabirds and marine mammals. MAMP provides easy, online access to cutting-edge data about the presence and movements of six species of seabirds and four species of marine mammals that are identified as vulnerable according to the classification of the Norwegian regulators. MAMP combines advanced dynamic habitat- and agent-based modelling that allows for an analysis of the movements of the animals. With the MAMP data, DNV GL could assess the effects of potential oil spills based on simultaneous real-time simulations of the marine life and the stressor. With this information, DNV GL created better understanding of potential consequences in time and space and improved the accuracy of the environmental risk studies.