SICMA Project


We are developing an innovative system to prevent and respond to marine and air contamination from chemical spills.

Aware of the increase in transportation and handling of chemical products in the maritime and port area, Cepsa, through its Environmental Protection Department and the Research Center, has joined the Environmental Hydraulics Institute of Cantabria to prevent marine contamination from chemical substances.

It is a 30 month Collaboration RETOS project.

What we are doing?

We work together to design, develop, and implement an innovative system, an app for prevention that, collecting ocean-meteorological data from multiple sources, will be able to predict the progression of a potential chemical spill and its toxic cloud.

It can be used to assess the risk of spills of harmful substances to human health and the coastal environment, in addition to providing protocols for action and response strategies.

What we are expecting?

    • Improved prevention and management of spills of harmful substances in the marine environment and compliance with international protocols and legislation.
    • Increased operator safety.
    • Optimized environmental performance and prevention and response to a chemical contamination event from any industry.

The SICMA project complements the project already implemented by Cepsa for oil spills. The ATHENEA project already successfully established the behavior and prediction of oil spills, which shows the proactive spirit of our company in the field of occupational and environmental safety.

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“The SICMA project is a clear example of collaboration between different teams, with safety and environmental protection as the objectives.”
Begoña Lamothe Torres
Analysis Coordination/Research Center