8 February 2018


ITOPF is playing an active role at INTERSPILL 2018, the leading European oil spill conference and exhibition, which takes place in London from 13th -15th March.

The day before the main conference, on Monday 12th March, ITOPF will be jointly delivering a training course with OSRL on "Oil Spill Fundamentals". This will introduce delegates to the first principles of responding to oil spills, including the key techniques in the responder toolkit and the principles and concepts that allow responders to determine the most appropriate strategy for a particular scenario. The concept of net environmental benefit analysis (NEBA) will be used to explore how decision makers can select response strategies that work with natural processes, and avoid causing more harm to the environment. Case studies will be used to demonstrate how these concepts have been applied in real incidents, and the lessons learned as a result.

To register for the course (price £100 plus VAT), please visit <link https: spill18>


ITOPF and Cedre will also be running a series of free-to-attend Science Workshops in the Exhibition Floor Theatre, each consisting of three presentations of the latest industry developments followed by an interactive chaired discussion. The workshops will cover Shoreline Surveys, HNS Pollution, Response in Cold Environments and Marine Pollution Impacts.

ITOPF will be delivering a number of papers at the main conference. On Tuesday 13th March, during the opening plenary session, ITOPF will be presenting a White Paper on environmental damage which will explore the evolution of how this issue has been defined and dealt with over the past 50 years of oil spill response. During the Surveillance in Practice session on 13th March, David Campion and Susannah Domaille will present a paper on the use of UAVs in spill response. The same day, Ann Zhang will consider environmental damage compensation in China following ship-sourced oil spills during the Effective Preparedness session which ITOPF will also be chairing. On the final day of the conference, Nicola Beer will give an overview of recent marine ship source spills attended by ITOPF in the Case Studies session.

ITOPF also has a stand in the exhibition area. To meet members of the team, please come and visit us at stand S201.

Further information on the conference and exhibition is available at <link http:>


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