Oil drift model
Oil spills are a real threat for the environment and for human activities such as fish farming or sea tourism. Dealing with such pollution is costly, time consuming, and complicated, especially once the oil has reached the coastline.
At SeaLab, we rely on numerical modeling to predict the path of oil spills. Being able to predict the expected path of a spill allows to deal with it before it reaches the shore or critical infrastructures such as desalination plants or fish farms. You want to identify the culprit of a leak impacting your region? Backtracking is made for you! Backtracking is a method that reverses time in order to reconstruct the past trajectory of a spill and indentify its possible source.