Modelling the risk from the FSO SAFER

Over the past year, Riskaware have been providing modelling support to the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) by carrying out investigations into the risks posed by the FSO SAFER oil tanker.

Working with the Satellite Applications Catapult – our immediate customers for this work – and the ACAPS Yemen Analysis Hub, we combined our modelling outputs with local information and impact analyses to produce easy-to-understand visualisations and infographics. These outputs display the potential impacts of a spill from the FSO SAFER and have been used widely throughout the diplomatic community and in the press to evaluate next steps.

In this post, we discuss how we carried out these investigations and how our modelling techniques can be similarly applied to a wide range of other problems.
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