Knowledge & Resources

The majority of our documents are available for free to download and are linked from the different topic areas.

We have also built up one of the largest technical libraries on marine pollution in the world. This is a primary source of reference for our own staff and is open to outside visitors by appointment.

We maintain a unique database of tanker spills from 1970 onwards and provide specific information on spill response arrangements and resources in maritime states in our series of Country & Territory Profiles.

Company Literature

ITOPF's Annual Review and other corporate publications

Technical Information Papers

The Technical Information Papers cover a specific subject in a concise manner, illustrated with photographs and diagrams.

Data and Statistics

Worldwide accidental oil spills from tankers are at an all-time low. Take a look at our statistics on the number and quantity of spills from tanker incidents since 1970.


Our on premises library has an extensive collection of books, reports, conference papers and technical articles and our image library showcases some of our best informative images and educational films.