Season #2 - Webinar #3: the use of dispersants in case of an oil spill in the marine environment (replay available)

  • Date/Time
    21 Jun 2021, 2:00pm


Countries invitedAngola, Benin, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, The Gambia, Togo
ActivityRemote assistance
Length in Minutes (approx)75


GI WACAF webinar series on oil spill preparedness and response continues with a third episode dedicated to the use of dispersants in case of an oil spill in the marine environment. For this webinar, leading international experts from OSRL, OSEC Shell and the Department of Environmental Affairs of South Africa will share their experience through case studies, and present the conditions of use of dispersants, their role in the event of an oil spill, as well as the importance of including a dedicated policy in the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP).

At the end of this 75-minute webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the mechanism of dispersion, the necessary conditions (sea, weather and oil characteristics, environmental considerations and reactions with other response techniques) and the application methods;
  • Get an overview of the use and limitations of dispersants, as one of a range of available options in case of a marine oil spill; and
  • Understand the importance of a clear policy regarding the use of dispersants.

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