DEL078 – 11200402 MAMPECInnovation Programme

Geplaatst op: 29 maart 2021

Aanleiding van het project

MAMPECis being adapted on a regular basis to the changing needs of the regulatory
risk assessment of biocides in antifouling paints. In the most recent version (v3.1,
2016) new environmental scenarios for marinas were introduced following the
discussions and decisions in meetings of member states and competent authorities,
with input from industry and other stakeholders on the implementation of the
Biocidal Product Regulation (EU s28/2012/EC). In addition, hydrodynamic and
photolysis modules were updated to meet current standards. Current approaches in
the risk assessment of contaminants are shifting towards more probabilistic
approaches. Against this background, and with emerging applications MAMPECin
new fields (fish farming, protective coatings in offshore wind parks) there was a need
for new and innovative extensions of MAMPEC.
Forth-e current project CEPEand-De-rtares propose a joint effort to apply and develop
more advanced approaches, to conduct validation studies (review of field studies and
advanced modeling), to publish data on the model and applications, to support
further improvements and applicability of MAMPEC.It offers an excellent possibility
to further validate and strengthen MAMPEC,to develop new innovative options for
higher tier assessments and to expand dissemination activities (publications, webinar
and regular course).

Doel van het project

The objective of the current project is to develop and deliver a new and improved
version of MAMPEC,meeting new probabilistic requirements in risk assessment and
new options for multiple scenario management and new scenarios for new fields of
application (fish farming, offshore wind parks). This will fit better to the needs and
questions of the painting industry and regulatory agencies, and thus contribute to a
better management of enV!fOnmenta! risks of biocides in the aquatic environment.

Omschrijving van de activiteiten

1. Extended validation and sensitivity analysis
1.1. Improved management of multiple scenarios (2018-Q2)
1.2. New option for detailed sensitivity analysis (2018 – Q3)
1.3. Testing, refinement, and validation of specific environments (2018-Q4)
1.4. Paper on validation and sensitivity analysis of MAMPEC(2019-Q1)
2. Development of new scenarios and new fields of application of MAMPEC(2018 –
2.1. Fish farming scenarios
2.2. Large scale Open Sea scenario for offshore structures
3. Development of more advanced (higher tier) approaches
3.1. Integration of sediment processes (2018-Q4)
3.2. Spatial allocation of emissions (2018-Q3)
4. Dissemination activities (2019-Q1)
4.1. Webinar /podcast course on MAMPECv 3.2
4.2. Training course for version 3.2
4.3. Integration in Deltares Open Source software site

Verwachte resultaten

Oplevering MAMPECV3.2 with documentation – 2018
Manuscript on validation and sensitivity studies – 2019
Training course – 2019
Webinar – 2018


The extension of process descriptions for the sediment-water interactions, the
options for spatial allocation of the emissions, and the schematisation of new open
sea scenarios represent innovative elements in this proposal. The new functionality
for sensitivity analysis will provide material for higher tier exposure assessments.
The validation studies in this proposal will provide valuable data for understanding
the accuracy and precision of the model predictions. The new open sea scenarios will
be useful for the new fields of application: fish farming and offshore installations.


New MAMPEC version 3.2 – Paint industry, regulatory agencies (EU-ECHA, US-EPA member states,consultants – Delivery and maintenance by Deltares via support site ( and open software portals

Webinar and raining course – Industry, regulatory agencies and risk assessors, member states,consultants, researchers students – Deltares, probably as part of Deltares academy (

Manuscript on validation and sensitivity studies – To be submitted to scientific journal – Publisher and Deltares

Link naar projectresultaten…