Miguel Patel joined ITOPF as a Technical Adviser in October 2011. He has a degree in Zoology and a Master's Degree in Environmental Management, with research experience in ecotoxicology, population dynamics and habitat restoration.
Since joining ITOPF, Miguel has attended numerous ship-source pollution incidents internationally, including spills of bunker fuel, crude oil, HNS and solid bulk cargoes. As part of ITOPF's technical advisory role, Miguel has provided assistance on clean-up techniques, environmental monitoring and claims and compensation following spills in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. He has also participated in numerous oil spill exercises, drills, inter-governmental workshops and conferences internationally.
ITOPF Working Groups
Miguel is lead of the Training & Education Functional Group.
He also heads up the Environmental Damage Working Group .