Overcoming logistical challenges of coordinating large group training
jueves, 19 de julio de 2018
When coordinating learning and development for a large group of operators, how do you ensure that they are adequately equipped with relevant and up-to-date skills without disrupting their work schedules?
Our Principal Trainer, Robert Chan, has a great story to share on how this can be done."
Overseeing Norway's Annual Exercise
jueves, 28 de junio de 2018
For four decades, Norway has hosted an annual Oil on Water (OOW) Exercise. Designed as an opportunity to verify and maintain the continuous development of Norway’s national spill preparedness plan.
miércoles, 6 de junio de 2018
Hon Phui Hang talks about a recent shoreline exercise conducted between 23-27 April with a specific focus on Shoreline Clean-up Assessment Technique (SCAT) and protection of sensitive resources and waste management. Click through to read more.
Exercise Diary - the final reckoning
jueves, 24 de mayo de 2018
OSRL's Offline course is put in place to train new staff, like myself, in the world of oil spill response. This is my 5-day diary from the final week.
No Notice Drill for OSRL
jueves, 24 de mayo de 2018
We ran a NO NOTICE DRILL yesterday in our Emergencies Operations Centre (EOC) to test our competency and prove our ability to meet our Service Level Agreement (SLA).
OSRL Attend the 13th International Effects of Oil on Wildlife Conference
martes, 22 de mayo de 2018
I was excited to be given the opportunity to attend the EOW Conference this year and present a paper explaining the improvements in our wildlife equipment and the water filtration systems. Read on to find out more...
Orkney Island Member Exercise
viernes, 4 de mayo de 2018
Last week six members from the OSRL response team in Southampton visited the Flotta oil terminal in Orkney to support an exercise with response staff from Repsol Sinopec.
Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic
viernes, 20 de abril de 2018
The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) hold their second large Oil Spills in Arctic Areas Conference, Bjørnar Fonn and Jamie Anderson attend to represent the cold weather group.
Tim Coombs talks OPEP
jueves, 12 de abril de 2018
"For me personally it is a real enjoyment delivering the OPEP courses in person and seeing the individuals developing and leaving with skills and knowledge they may not have previously had."
Responding to oil spills: Nearshore & beach habitats
miércoles, 21 de marzo de 2018
Emergency responders, natural resource managers, and scientists came together to discuss oil spill response efforts in coastal wetlands. They discussed new research, lessons learned and successes from past response efforts, and research gaps that improved partnerships may be able to fill.