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In the third episode of this wildlife series, Paul Kelway OSRL’s Wildlife Preparedness and Response Manager is joined by JD Bergeron, CEO of International Bird Rescue. With 20 years of non-profit leadership under his belt and being the co-founder of a bicycle fundraiser in Zambia to raise money for girls in empowerment and HIV AIDS, you can’t miss the passion JD has for making a difference to the world.
Dr. Jodi Harney, Senior Scientist from CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. will join Mario Fazio, OSRL SWIS APAC Manager to talk about the Water Column Monitoring equipment, personnel and services available to OSRL SWIS Capping Subscribers. Jodi will run through the equipment background and use for Operational and Scientific Monitoring applications together with services that are available through the OSRL Global Subsea Response Network .
Wildlife Emergency Preparedness and Response is an integral component of oil spill preparedness and response good practice. A group of leading wildlife response organisations has been working to develop a framework for Tier 3 (international) wildlife response that can meet the needs of the wildlife response community, the oil industry and other stakeholders. The GOWRS project has now culminated in a proposal for a future Tier 3 Global Oiled Wildlife Response Service.
Learn more in this video.
In this interview, Chris talks about the risk of a lack of oiled wildlife responders in the next generation and how the GOWRS service is helping address this by bringing more sustainability and resilience to the wildlife response community.
OSRL's Dispersant Subject Matter Expert group answers common questions about dispersants. When to use dispersants? How do dispersants work? How do we test dispersant effectiveness? Where can dispersants be used and for what type of incidents? These questions and others are explored in this seminar.
In an Incident Management System, responsibilities for wildlife response are often designated to a Wildlife Branch within the Operations Section of the command structure and are overseen by a Wildlife Branch Director. This Branch serves as a vital connecting point between wildlife response operations and the wider incident management. Although well-established in certain countries, the potential scale of wildlife response operations and its impact on and needs from the wider incident response can often be underestimated, especially in larger incidents.
This seminar brings together emergency managers from leading wildlife response organisations and from the industry to explore the theory and structure behind the Wildlife Branch, how it has been applied in various incidents around the world and the importance of pre-planning in successful incident response.
In May 2021, OSRL had the pleasure of delivering remote crisis management training to VTTV Oil Terminal in Vasiliko, Cyprus. We initially planned to provide the course in person during 2020 but had to rearrange plans due to COVID related travel restrictions. Read how we remotely helped VTTV refresh their understanding of crisis management, including communications and media management.