Useful links

(Inclusion in this list does not mean that ITOPF endorses the information on the websites listed)

About Marine Spills

ASMA kids

Learn all bout the marine environment with fun games and interesting facts.

Black Tides

Text, animation, diagrams, video clips and quizzes on oil spills, designed for secondary school pupils and their teachers.


Working with students in K-12 in addition to colleges, universities and academies, as well as mentor and support students who wish to learn more about, or pursue careers in, marine environment protection and the marine industry.

NOAA Office of Response & Restoration - Especially for Kids

Information on oil spills and hazardous chemical accidents from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, including a number of experiments and downloadable photographs.

Case Histories

Spill Case Histories from CEDRE (in French and English)

Major Oil Spills in Australia
Information provided by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council

The Environmental Impact of the Sea Empress Oil Spill

Text of Sea Empress Environmental Evaluation Committee (SEEEC) summary report

The Sea Empress Oil Spill
University of Wales, School of Biological Sciences overview of environmental effects

Spill Response

ARCOPOL Platform

Short training films from ARCOPOL, a platform for projects which aim at improving the preparedness, response and mitigation capabilities of local and regional authorities in the Atlantic regions to accidental coastal pollution; funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Atlantic Area Transnational Programme.

NOAA Aids for Oil Spill Responders

Job aids, software, spill tools (mechanical equipment and in-situ burning calculator, dispersant mission planner)

NOAA Software for Oil Spill Responders and Planers

Environment Canada: Spills Technology Databases

Ohmsett - National Oil Spill Response Test Facility (USA)

International Directory of Oil Spill Cleanup Contractors and Response Organizations

Environment Canada - Catalogue of crude oil and oil properties

Emergency Management Learning Center

Understanding Oil Spills and Oil Spill Response