As previously announced,a Regional Workshop on “Building an Effective National and Regional Preparedness and Response Capacity” in conjunction with an Oil Spill Response Exercise Code Named “Golden Horn-Istanbul” will be organized under the patronage of the Ministry of Transport Maritime Affairs and Communication and Ministry of Environment and Urbanization of Republic of Turkey and in cooperation with Turkish Petroleum (TP) and MEKE Marine; MOIG members; from 06 to O8 November 2018 in Elite World Hotel Istanbul-Taksim in Istanbul-Turkey.
The event will open on Tuesday, 06th November 2018 at 08:00 hours and is expected to close on Thursday, 08th November 2018 at 13:00 hours.
The main objective of this Workshop are to reinforce and develop Sub-Regional contingency plans, to enhance National and Regional coordination capacity, to share information, lessons learned and best practices of the previous exercises as well as to stay abreast of the newest technologies and benefit from Responders and Manufacturers technical expertise.
The first two days workshop programme will include, a priori, technical oral presentations and panel session hinged around the six following topics:
1. T1: Contingency Planning & Regulatory and Legal Requirements
2. T2 : National and International Response Management Level
3. T3 : Oil Spill Response New Technology
4. T4 : Oil Spill Response Services
5. T5 : Oil Spill Response Equipment Industry
6. T6 : National and Regional Oil Spill Exercises
The third day event will be dedicated to Oil Spill Response Exercise code-named “Golden Horn-Istanbul” that will be conducted by MEKE Marine. The exercise will comprise a water deployment of marine response equipments including containment booms, skimmers, storage tankers using vessels and boats, according to oil spill scenario that shall be communicated later.
This event will host representatives from Government, Oil and Gas Industry, Responders, Manufacturers, National and International Organizations, Shipping Companies, Academics, CEOs, Directors, Managers, experts, consultants and Engineers and will be a good opportunity to exchange ideas to improve knowledge and skills on Oil Spill Prevention, Preparedness and Response as well as to network and develop new contacts.
The working languages of the event will be English and Turkish. Turkey-English translation will be available.
We would like to bring to your kind attention that participation in this event could not be guaranteed for nominations received after the abovementioned deadline. Whilst looking forward to your very early response but in any case prior to the above mentioned nominations deadline, please do not hesitate to contact MOIG Secretariat should you require any further information and assistance.
The MOIG Director was invited by the Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution (Cedre); Technical Partner of MOIG; to the 40 Anniversary of AMOCO CADIZ that took place in Oceanopolis and Cedre Site in Brest-France. This event was placed under the signs of “40 Years of Developments” and “On the Road of AMOCO CADIZ” and opened by M. Francois Cuillandre, President of Cedre.
The event gathered relevant stakeholders involved in case of oil spill incidents, International Organizations, Environmental Associations, Scientific Institutions and Local Communities such us: the Secretariat General for the Sea, National Marine, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Environment, Directorate General of Security and Crisis Management, Directorate of Maritime Affairs, Harbor Authorities, Frensh Shipowners, OMI, ITOPF, Vigipol, LPO and INERIS.
The first day event was held in the Oceanopolis and included four panel sessions focusing on topics relating to “Prevention in Maritime Transport”, “Preparedness, a Key Element in Response”, “Ecological Impacts of Marine Pollution” and “Restoration : Example of Local Authorities Representatives”.
The Second day event was held in Cedre site and comprised Conferences-Debates on “Show, Describe and Predict the Ocean”, “Impacts of Brittany Oil Spills on the Monitoring of Marine Environment and Knowledge of Ecosystems” and “Highlights of Cedre Activities.
During this event, we had the opportunity to make a tour through Cedre facilities visiting four stands and meeting with Cedre experts, who explained the techniques applied for identification of pollutants, response on water, shoreline cleanup and post-pollution. We afforded also the opportunity to see a shoreline Cleanup live demonstration.
We were honoured to participate in that event and very impressed both by the high level of organization and quality of discussions and experience exchange.
The MOIG Management Committee would like to thank Cedre for their kind invitation and warm welcome during this visit.