National workshop on Contingency Planning

  • Date(s)
    21-24 Mar 2016
  • Location
    Sao Tome and Principe (Sao-Tomé)


ActivityNational workshop
TopicContingency Planning
Number of Participants35
HostMinistry of Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Environment (Ministério das Infraestruturas, Recursos Naturais e Meio Ambiente)


The main objective was to develop a national system to prevent, prepare for and respond to marine oil spills. This system is based on the following elements :

  • drafting of documents (instruments of ratification, laws, decrees, regulations etc.) to ratify relevant IMO conventions and implement them into national law as well as to clarify responsibilities
  • development of a draft national oil spill contingency plan