A revista de periódicos brasileira Marine Systems & Ocean Technology (MS&OT) de Estrato B3, aceitou publicar um trabalho envolvendo a utilização do modelo ECOS (Easy Coupling Oil System), sob autoria de Caio Eadi Stringari, Wiliam Correa Marques, Leonardo Fagundes de Mello e Renata T. Eidt, o artigo entitulado "Application of Telemac - ECOS modeling system at the Southern Brazilian Shelf: Case Study of Tramandaí Beach Oil Spill", trata de um estudo sobre um derrame de óleo localizado na bóia de recepção da Refinária Alberto Pasqualini em Tramandaí.
O resumo do artigo encontra-se abaixo:
"Application of Telemac - ECOS modeling system at the Southern Brazilian Shelf: Case Study of Tramandaí Beach Oil Spill"
This work presents the results of simulation of an oil spill occurred in 26th January 2012 on Tramandaí beach. The simulations were carried out through the coupling between two numerical models: the hydrodynamic three-dimensional model Telemac3d and the ECOS (Easy Coupling Oil System) which is being developed at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG). The hydrodynamic pattern, the drift of oil slick, the oil weathering and a “risk map” are presented. Hydrodynamic results show a wind driven pattern due the action of the winds. The oil drift indicates the spilled oil reaches the coastline after 10 hours. The oil weathering indicates an evaporation of 18% and an emulsification of 70%. Therefore, these effects increase the oil density in 4.6% intensifying its vertical dispersion.