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Video Library

ITOPF Response to Marine Oil Spills Series - Trailer

ITOPF Response to Marine Oil Spills Series - Trailer

This three minute trailer introduces the forthcoming series of seven films from ITOPF focusing on oil spills.

Category: Fate of Oil Spills, Response Techniques, Training & Education

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1. Introduction to Oil Spills

1. Introduction to Oil Spills

In this film, we’ll be looking at some of the first things to consider when planning a response; in particular, how different oils behave in the marine environment, using past case studies as key examples.

Category: Fate of Oil Spills, Response Techniques, Training & Education

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2. Aerial Surveillance

2. Aerial Surveillance

The moment a spill is reported, it’s important to assess the nature and scale of the problem and very often the best way to do that is to get airborne. In this programme we look at aerial surveillance and how it can help us assess a situation and get the

Category: Planning & operations, Training & Education

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3. At-sea response

3. At-sea response

When there’s a spill at sea there’s the opportunity to reduce the amount of oil which reaches the shore. But to be successful in limiting the damage. You need to be prepared and act fast. In this programme we look at different strategies for response at s

Category: Response Techniques, Training & Education

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Image Library

Portable vacuum system

Portable vacuum system

Portable vacuum systems being used on beaches affected by the HEBEI SPIRIT oil spill

Category: Asia, Response Techniques, Containment & Recovery

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Belt skimmer in operation

Belt skimmer in operation

A belt skimmer on a large recovery vessel

Category: Norway, Europe, Response Techniques, Containment & Recovery

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High volume low pressure flushing

High volume low pressure flushing

Flushing oil from a riverbank in Argentina

Category: Americas, Response Techniques

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Oiled Mangrove

Oiled Mangrove

An oiled mangrove following a spill in the Philippines, August 2008. Oil smothers the mangrove's root systems preventing the exchange of gases and leading to asphyxiation.

Category: Philippines, Environmental effects

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