The main objective of the project is to generate both operational forecasting systems and planning tools, at local scale (estuaries and ports) by developing a set of high resolution operational oceanographic systems in Santander Bay, Aveiro Lagoon, Belfast Lough and Port of Falmouth, establishing local oil spill response plans for these local areas based on risk assessment.

SPRES also aims to embed the project results firmly in regional development activities through the involvement of stakeholders in a large range of activities. The stakeholders will therefore be involved in the planning and delivery of the project aims, as well as promoting the project results to the wider industrial and public sector communities. By involving stakeholders closely and making sure that the stakeholder community as a whole is benefiting from the output of SPRES, this project will carry on benefiting the project partners as a base for other projects, governments, by providing decision making tools, and other stakeholders by promoting sustainable development of marine resources.