MyCoast provides several tools based on forecast sea conditions which can be used to support a wide range of organisations that are affected by coastal risks and maritime safety in and around Plymouth. The tools include:
This tool identifies hotspots where marine litter and pollution may accumulate at sea at any given time. It can be used to inform water quality testing, clean-up operations, recreational activities and much more. See the pollution risk tool document for further details and examples of predictions of bathing water quality.
Search and rescue
This tool can predict where lost people or equipment would likely end up given the entry point into the water and predicted sea conditions. This can be used to assist search and rescue operations and recovery of equipment.
If you are interested in using the tool please contact Dr Ricardo Torres, firstname.lastname@example.org for access and login information.
Predictions of oil spill movement
This tool can trace oil spill pollution to aid management, mitigation and clean-up measures.
For further information on MyCoast tools contact Dr Ricardo Torres, email@example.com.