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Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic

Friday, April 20, 2018

Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic

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

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Tim Coombs talks OPEPHear from one of our trainers

"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

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Responding to oil spills: Nearshore & beach habitats

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. 

OSRL in Turkey

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

OSRL in Turkey

OSRL recently travelled to Antalya, Turkey to conduct a published Aerial Surveillance Course and IMO 2 Clearance Course in collaboration with MOST Maritime and Environmental Service Company (Turkey).


Monday, June 19, 2017

WIS Base Managers Blog - South Africa

Matt Simmons, our Operations Manager in Americas, recently represented OSRL in HSET meeting organised by the Association of Petroleum Industry Co-op Managers (APICOM). He shares with us some insights.

Sensitivity mapping - What is it all about?

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sensitivity mapping - What is it all about?

Oil Spill Biological Impact Assessment

Monday, April 24, 2017

Oil Spill Biological Impact Assessment

Tom Sturgeon, an MSc Oceanography student from NOCS, explores the use of oil spill modelling for assessing biological impact of oil spills as part of his MSc Oceanography project at OSRL.

How does OSRL respond globally

Thursday, February 23, 2017

How does OSRL respond globally

Oil Spill Response Ltd has a long history of responding quickly and efficiently to oil spill incidents around the globe.

One of the most common questions we hear from our members is “But I’m operating in country X, can OSRL respond here?”

Tristan Barston, our Americas Region Business Development Manager tells you more.

My First Equipment Maintenance Trip

Thursday, February 9, 2017

My First Equipment Maintenance Trip

As part of Tom’s continued development in his final year of his advanced apprenticeship, he was ready to conduct his first equipment hire maintenance project. Read about his trip to Shetland, off the northeast coast of Scotland.

Delivering courses in challenging environments - Inland

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Inland Oil Spill Response

Globally there are many more inland oil spills than marine incidents. The need for a speedy and effective response to a terrestrial spill is more likely than it is for the majority of marine spills. 

In late 2016 we delivered a new three-day Inland Oil Spill Response course in the Middle-East to a group of Iraqi Government and Industry delegates.

Find out more from Chris Miles, Principle Trainer.