EmerGeo™ to be deployed for Marine Spill Response
Burrard Clean Operations installing EmerGeo in Mobile Operations Centre.
VANCOUVER, B.C., August 25, 2005 – EmerGeo Solutions of Vancouver, B.C. is please to announce that Burrard Clean Operations of Burnaby, British Columbia has selected EmerGeo™ emergency mapping for use in its mobile Operations Centre.
Burrard Clean Operations (BCO) was founded in 1976 by four oil refineries and a pipeline company operating in Burrard Inlet of BC. These companies pooled their resources in order to have a collective capability to respond to spills in the Inlet. BCO’s Geographic Area of Response includes all of BC’s coastal waters and connected common navigable and tidal inland waters.
BCO clientele includes oil and pipeline companies, vessel operators, marine petroleum carriers, smaller oil handling facilities, and other companies that utilize BC’s waterways. Whether a company is large or small, there are always risks associated with transporting and transferring oil. Recognizing these risks, by being a member of BCO, each of these companies is able to obtain on-scene assistance should a spill occur.
EmerGeo will operate on a server located in the mobile Command Centre with wireless communication links to support response personnel at the emergency site. EmerGeo will create shoreline sensitivity and Oil Residency Index maps, display resource information and give decision-makers operational planning tools to support response and recovery activities.
Government, industry and BCO recognize that, in spite of all efforts, spills are inevitable. In order to minimize exposure to spills, industry implements best practices, wherever and whenever possible. An integral part of this endeavour is to have a professionally-trained and well equipped response organization identified as part of your contingency plan. In British Columbia, this organization is BCO.
EmerGeo Solutions, Inc. provides consulting services and fully integrated situation awareness technology solutions to help manage risk in Emergency Management, Environment Health & Safety, Security and Business Resilience for government and industry. Our EmerGeo software application provides all decision-makers with timely access to critical information and the decision-support tools needed before, during and after emergencies and major events.
EmerGeo’s unique managed Common Operating Picture (mCOP™) technology allows information stored in siloed systems to be shared securely and in a controlled way among work groups so that all decision-makers are working from the most up-to-date, accurate and validated information available. Our hosted Learning Management System (eLearning) ensures customers can implement our technology and best practices in a cost-effective manner.