Annabelle Nicolas-Kopec, Ann Zhang, Dr Dave Sheahan, Stephane le Floch, Guy Claireaux, Florian Mauduit
Paper presented at Thirty-eighth AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contaminaton and Response, 2-4 June 2015, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada
ITOPF's shipowners and their P&I insurers have established the annual 'ITOPF R&D Award' to encourage organisations worldwide to inspire innovative thinking and to present ideas that could provide solutions to some of the challenges faced in spill response and environmental monitoring. Each year £50,000 is made available to fund R&D projects that make a valuable contribution to improving the knowledge and understanding of issues related to accidental marine pollution. Since the creation of the Award in 2012, three projects have been initiated: FishHealth, SLAM and FAMERR.