Technical Team Manager, Franck Laruelle and Technical Adviser, Angela Pinzón Espinosa facilitated a two-day RETOS workshop in Israel as part of the National Workshops on Oil Spill Response Planning and Readiness Assessment in the Adriatic, Central and Eastern Mediterranean organized by the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC).
ITOPF is pleased to announce the winner of its 2023 Research and Development (R&D) award as the PLASTOIL project, with funding granted to the Centre for Documentation, Research and Experimentations on Accidental Water Pollution (CEDRE).
ITOPF arrived on scene in Mindoro on 1 March to assist in the response to the fuel oil spill from the sunken tanker PRINCESS EMPRESS. ITOPF remains on-scene with team members working in rotation to conduct shoreline and aerial surveys, inform responders on the fate and behaviour of oil at-sea to plan operations effectively, recommending suitable clean-up techniques and methods of waste disposal, and advising on environmental and socio-economic impacts.
ITOPF attended and presented at the HNS Workshop held at the International Maritime Organization in London on 3rd and 4th April 2023.