POSTPONED - National workshop on the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan of Sao Tome and Principe

  • Date(s)
    15 Dec 2020
  • Location
    Sao Tome and Principe (Sao Tomé)


ActivityNational workshop
TopicContingency Planning, National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP)
Number of Participants30
HostDirection générale de l'environnement


Following the decision taken by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday 11 March to recognize COVID-19 as a pandemic and in view of the increasing number of cases worldwide, IMO has decided to postpone future meetings due to the global outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19. In this context, as a precautionary measure, it was also decided to postpone missions and technical cooperation activities abroad until further notice in the best interest of the participants, experts and host countries.

The objective of this workshop will be to test and finalize the NOSCP while training the actors present on the challenges and issues related to oil spill response, which may originate from ships as well as from offshore oil and gas exploration and exploitation facilities.

During these four days, national delegates will be encouraged to actively participate in debates, presentations and exercises in order to achieve concrete results from this activity.