A suite of ecotoxicology models, describing the fate and transport of chemicals in the marine environment and organisms, will be linked to the integrated ecological models:
FATES simulates the fate and transport of respectively oil and chemicals in the marine environment after a discharge event. It was developed by SINTEF.
OMEGA and DEB were created by the University of Nijmegen and Free University of Amsterdam. Both models simulate the toxic effects of petroleum components on fish and their prey. These models provide the basis for a new ecotoxicology module (TOXMOD) designed and developed by the project team to predict the toxic effects of oil spills.