Documents & Guides

Explore a variety of topics about marine spills, response and compensation matters in the pages below.

Each topic and area of interest provides access to more detailed documentation that is freely downloadable.

This includes our 17 Technical Information Papers which are fully illustrated with photos and diagrams and are available in several languages. 


What happens to oil in the marine environment over time when spilled at sea? How do different factors such as volume and physical and chemical properties affect the fate of oil spills? 


How does oil impact seabirds, plankton, sea mammals and the shoreline?  


Which industries might suffer temporary economic losses and loss of market confidence?


What are the specific chemical response strategies for responding to a Hazardous and Noxious Substance spill, and what are the potential effects on human and marine life? 


What information is needed for an effective oil spill contingency plan? How can aerial observation and protective strategies assist with response operations? 


What techniques are available for cleaning up oil at sea and on the shoreline?


What planning and waste management systems need to be put in place to reduce the volume of oily waste for treatment or disposal?


What legal arrangements and sources of compensation are available for a spill from a ship?

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12. Efectos de la contaminación por hidrocarburos en las actividades sociales y económicas

Este documento analiza algunos de los efectos de los derrames de hidrocarburos en diversas industrias costeras y actividades sociales, y describe medidas que podrían contribuir a reducir su impacto. Dada la especial importancia de la industria pesquera y maricultura, los efectos de los derrames de hidrocarburos en estos sectores se analizan en el informe de ITOPF Efectos de la contaminación por hidrocarburos sobre la industria pesquera y maricultura.

Categories: Technical Information Paper (TIPS) , Economic effects

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11. Efectos de la contaminación por hidrocarburos en el sector de la pesca y acuicultura

Este documento describe los efectos de la contaminación por derrames de hidrocarburos procedentes de buques en el sector de la pesca y acuicultura y proporciona una orientación sobre las medidas de respuesta y estrategias de gestión que pueden ayudar a reducir la gravedad de las repercusiones de los derrames. Los daños sobre otros recursos económicos se tratan en el Documento de Información Técnica correspondiente.

Categories: Technical Information Paper (TIPS) , Environmental effects, Economic effects

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