Guides techniques



The “Centre de documentation, de recherche et d’expérimentations sur les pollutions accidentelles des eaux” (Cedre) is a not-for profit organisation based in Brest, France.

It provides advice and expertise in the management of accidental water pollution.Cedre is an extensive resource centre providing guides, reports and newsletters available in English and in French. You can access the documentation on their website.

Cedre has published various operational guides providing necessary information on different topics for operational response managers and decision-makers. These documents are based on Cedre’s expertise and are available to download here.



IOPC Funds

IOPC fundsThe International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds) provide financial compensation for oil pollution damage that occurs in Member States, resulting from spills of persistent oil from tankers.

The IOPC Funds publish annual reports and different brochures.

A Claims Information Pack has also been developed to assist claimants in a Member State following an oil spill incident. The Pack contains:

  • Claims Manual
  • Fisheries Guidelines
  • Tourism Guidelines
  • Clean-up Guidelines
  • Example Claim form

The publications are available to download individually or can be viewed collectively as a PDF flipbook on the IOPC Funds website.




IPIECA_logoIPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, helps the oil and gas industry improve its environmental and social performance in particular by developing, sharing and promoting good practices.

IPIECA has published different guidances, tools and reports on oil spill preparedness and response.

In the framework of the Joint Industry Project, a wide number of documents (guides, videos, working papers) have also been produced and are available on the project’s website.




itopfThe International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF) is a not-for-profit marine ship pollution response organisation.

ITOPF produces a comprehensive range of publications and papers on oil pollution, a number of which are available for downloading free of charge from their website in different languages.

In particular, ITOPF has developed Technical Information Papers (TIP) which cover a specific subject in a concise manner, illustrated with photographs and diagrams.

ITOPF has also produced a seven film series called “Response to Marine Oil Spills”. You can watch the videos online or purchase the DVD on their website.




REMPECThe Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC), based in Malta, assists the coastal States in ratifying, transposing, implementing and enforcing international conventions related to the prevention of, preparedness for and response to marine pollution from ships.

REMPEC has developed various technical guides on oil spill preparedness and response, cooperation and mutual assistance and prevention for the Mediterranean region. Based on international good practices, these documents provide general advice and guidance for decision-makers and response managers. They are available in English and in French on the website.