GI WACAF webinar series on oil spill preparedness and response returns on April 14th with a first episode dedicated to the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP) and its annexes.
As a result of its adaptation process to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent international travel restrictions, the GI WACAF Project launched its webinar series on oil spill preparedness and response in June 2020 to continue to pursue its capacity building objective remotely and reach a worldwide audience. This first season was composed of 5 episodes and addressed the key aspects (technical, legal and institutional) of oil spill preparedness and response, from the regulatory international framework to the shoreline or at-sea response techniques as well as the importance of contingency planning. With more than 1000 participants worldwide, the first season was a real success and the GI WACAF team consequently prepared a new webinar series covering more specific topics.
Building on the basics delivered by the 2020 GI WACAF webinar series, this new season will cover more specific topics of oil spill preparedness and response, including waste management, the use of dispersants, wildlife response and liability and compensation in case of an oil spill. This year’s first webinar will take place on the 14th of April and will be dedicated to the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP) and its annexes, with experts from ITOPF and OTRA presenting both the development process and the content of a NOSCP and emphasizing the importance of its effective implementation.
As last year, each webinar will be composed of two sessions: one in French and one in English. More information about the series as well as the replays of previous sessions are available in the "Videos and webinars" section.