Preparing for the unprecedented - Towards quantitative oil risk assessment in the Arctic marine areas

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dc.contributor.author Nevalainen, Maisa
dc.contributor.author Helle, Inari
dc.contributor.author Vanhatalo, Jarno
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-11T10:50:00Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-11T10:50:00Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01-15
dc.identifier.citation Nevalainen , M , Helle , I & Vanhatalo , J 2017 , ' Preparing for the unprecedented - Towards quantitative oil risk assessment in the Arctic marine areas ' , Marine Pollution Bulletin , vol. 114 , no. 1 , pp. 90-101 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.08.064
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dc.identifier.other WOS: 000392768900024
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85009100437
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-9006-0899/work/54146487
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/199222
dc.description.abstract The probability of major oil accidents in Arctic seas is increasing alongside with increasing maritime traffic. Hence, there is a growing need to understand the risks posed by oil spills to these unique and sensitive areas. So far these risks have mainly been acknowledged in terms of qualitative descriptions. We introduce a probabilistic framework, based on a general food web approach, to analyze ecological impacts of oil spills. We argue that the food web approach based on key functional groups is more appropriate for providing holistic view of the involved risks than assessments based on single species. We discuss the issues characteristic to the Arctic that need a special attention in risk assessment, and provide examples how to proceed towards quantitative risk estimates. The conceptual model presented in the paper helps to identify the most important risk factors and can be used as a template for more detailed risk assessments. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Marine Pollution Bulletin
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 1172 Environmental sciences
dc.subject 112 Statistics and probability
dc.title Preparing for the unprecedented - Towards quantitative oil risk assessment in the Arctic marine areas en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Environmental Sciences
dc.contributor.organization Department of Mathematics and Statistics
dc.contributor.organization Biosciences
dc.contributor.organization Fisheries and Environmental Management Group
dc.contributor.organization Biostatistics Helsinki
dc.contributor.organization Environmental and Ecological Statistics Group
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.08.064
dc.relation.issn 0025-326X
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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dc.relation.funder Academy of Finland
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