QUALITAS uses historical wind and current conditions together with ASA-RPS software tools to perform hypothetical oil spill simulations for selected spill incidents. The results help us determine most likely spill paths on a monthly, seasonal, or annual basis. The computer model provides maps showing probabilities of most likely spill paths and most likely shoreline impact. This allows oil spill contingency planners to develop response plans for typical spills in any region of the world. Many international oil companies have used this technology to successfully obtain permit application for exploration and drilling activities.

Offshore. Contingency planning and risk assessment

By analyzing the most likely potential sources of spills by studying shipping routes and pipeline paths, QUALITAS provides detailed reports on likely spill events and their potential impacts. By performing reverse trajectory calculations from sensitive sites such as water intakes or fragile wetlands, we can identify probable release locations of spills and principal avenues of vulnerability for these important resources. Results can be used to determine the probability of oiling sensitive resources.