GI WACAF WEBINAR SERIES
The responder's toolbox: part 1 – at sea response techniques
The main objective of GI WACAF is to provide technical assistance towards 22 partner countries in Africa to strengthen their national capacities for preparedness and response to oil spills. This endeavour is at the crossroads of emergency preparedness and response, disaster risk reduction, technical cooperation and protection of the marine environment.
Once a pollution occurs, response becomes the priority. Responding to a marine oil spill with the adequate response techniques is paramount to ensure the best possible protection of the marine environment and coastal communities.
This live webinar will be dedicated to at-sea response techniques and will discuss the key technical aspects of these oil spill response techniques. For this webinar, we will enjoy the company of leading international experts from Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL), ITOPF, and OSPRI.
- Gain an understanding of the available response techniques during an oil spill at sea and understand their key strengths and limits;
- Gain knowledge of the available decision-making tools when choosing between the different at-sea response techniques available, including NEBA and SIMA; and
- Gain knowledge on the challenges and successes faced when responding to an oil pollution at-sea through case studies and lessons learned.
Please note that another live webinar dedicated to shoreline response techniques will soon be delivered.
Julien Favier - Project Manager - GI WACAF
Webinar host and facilitator
Lucy Short - Principal Consultant - Oil Spill Response Limited
Presentation of the at-sea response techniques available
Dr Annabelle Nicolas-Kopec - Senior Technical Adviser - ITOPF
Presentation of a case study on at-sea response techniques
Peter Taylor - Project Manager - OSPRI
Presentation of the NEBA/SIMA decision-making tools