Featured image: Bulletin 05: Report sightings of the oil spill to Karagatan Patrol
Models are generated to inform the public on the potential direction of transport of the oil spill and help direct response efforts on the ground. However, models have some levels of uncertainty due to assumptions and limitations, and thus, should be used with caution.
Karagatan Patrol mapped the oil spill affected municipalities and barangays based on verified reports of oil slick sightings and onshore deposition in their website (http://karagatanpatrol.org). Patterns of oil sighting strongly coincide with the oil spill trajectory model of the UP MSI. This information helps refine the model to better forecast movements and trajectories.
Help us improve the forecasts by reporting sightings of the oil spill at https://bit.ly/MTPE-Report to contribute to this citizen science initiative of Karagatan Patrol.