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Volume 16, issue 8
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2009–2020, 2016
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Special issue: Situational sea awareness technologies for maritime safety...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2009–2020, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 30 Aug 2016

Research article | 30 Aug 2016

Decision support system for emergency management of oil spill accidents in the Mediterranean Sea

Svitlana Liubartseva et al.
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An innovative fully operational 24/7 web-based decision support system, WITOIL (Where Is The...