Response Options Calculator (ROC)

With funding from the US Department of the Interior, Shell Oil and the American Petroleum Institute, and input from NOAA, USCG and industry personnel, Genwest developed the ROC as a stand-alone web-browser-based tool for oil spill responders and planners. The ROC provides performance estimates of oil spill response systems for the three major oil spill countermeasures – mechanical recovery using skimmers, dispersant application, and in-situ burning. ROC incorporates dynamic oil weathering algorithms that provide time-dependent oil concentrations and oil conditions to be addressed by the assigned response systems.

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