Marine Hydrocarbon Spill Assessments

Marine Hydrocarbon Spill Assessments

From Baseline Information through to Decision Support Tools

1st Edition - August 19, 2021

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  • Editor: Oleg Makarynskyy
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128193730
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128193549

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Marine Hydrocarbon Spill Assessments: From Risk of Spill through to Probabilities Estimates describes the methods used for estimating hydrocarbon spill risks and the potential consequences. Throughout the book, mathematical methodologies and algorithms are included to aid the reader in the solving of applied tasks presented. Marine Hydrocarbon Spill Assessments: From Risk of Spill through to Probabilities Estimates provides a fundamental understanding of the oil properties and processes which determine the persistence and impacts of oils in the marine environment. It informs the reader of the current research in hydrocarbon spill assessments, starting from an assessment of a risk of a spill, and moving on to modelling approaches to impact assessments, laboratory toxicity assessments, field impact assessments and response options, and prevention and contingency planning.

Key Features

  • Identifies efficient solutions to protect coastal regions from the marine pollution of hydrocarbon spills
  • Includes case studies examining and analyzing spills, providing lessons to prevent these in the future
  • Covers the science of oil spills from risk analysis to cleanup and the effects on the environment


Biological scientists, marine environmentalists, Aquatic Ecologists, conservationists, oil and gas, environmental management, environmental engineering and environmental remediation

Table of Contents

  • 1. Baseline data for spill assessments: ambient conditions, socioeconomic data, sensitivity maps
    2. A brief survey of oil spill weathering models
    3. Horizontal transport in oil-spill modeling
    4. Vertical mixing in oil spill modeling
    5. Operational oil spill modelling assessments
    6. Assessment of oil toxicity in water
    7. Chemical assessments of sources, fate, and impacts of marine oil spills
    8. Spill impact and response analyses
    9. Decision support tools for managing marine hydrocarbon spills in island environments

Product details

  • No. of pages: 386
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: August 19, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128193730
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128193549

About the Editor

Oleg Makarynskyy

Dr. Oleg Makarynskyy has over 25 years’ experience and extensive skills in the fields of ocean and coastal program development and project management, numerical modelling, data analysis, as well as quantitative project risk assessments. Over the years, Oleg collaborated with and led research and industry project teams in Australia, USA, Asia and Europe. His particular interests currently are in risk assessments, including risks of hydrocarbon spills, and in developing integral approaches and programs for open-ocean and coastal hydrocarbon spill assessment studies.

Affiliations and Expertise

MetOcean Dynamic Solutions Pty Ltd, Fannie Bay, Northern Territory, Australia

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