Oil spill hazard ranking

The oil spill impacts on coastlines depend on both the magnitude (i.e. the volume of oil) of the beaching events and their frequency of occurrence.
Through the “Access to Products” tab, the user can readily map the spatial distribution of the oil spill hazard for the Atlantic nations based on the average oil spill concentration found at the coastlines. By simply clicking on the country of interest, one can also see the histogram of all the beaching events in the area of interest. However, we acknowledge that, due to a large number of countries considered in your experiment,  it becomes challenging to make comparisons within countries taking into consideration not only the average oil spill concentration found at the coast but also the uncertainties of our estimates and the frequency of the beaching events. Based on the average concentration of oil found on the coast, here used as a proxy of the oil spill hazard, we ranked the Atlantic nations based on their exposure to oil spills.
Further information, namely the uncertainty of the estimates and the number of events observed, were also made available allowing the user to draw more accurate conclusions about the oil spill hazard in the Atlantic and its spatial distribution.