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Celebrating Women and Girls in science

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Celebrating Women and Girls in science

Meet Bryony Wood, OSRL's Dispersant Technical Authority. With 18 years of expertise, she defied industry norms, responding to major oil spills. Her journey from marine biology to response specialist highlights the importance of diversity in science for a more balanced perspective.

National Apprenticeship Week

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week is underway, and Joe Hartley, an Engineering Apprentice at OSRL, reflects on a rewarding first year. From team camaraderie to offshore deployments, he shares insights into his apprenticeship with the Equipment Hire Services team.

Celebrating supporting a PhD student on International Education Day

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Celebrating supporting a PhD student on International Education Day

Today is International Education Day, and to mark the occasion, we reached out to Jake Smallbone, a third-year PhD student at the University of Essex with an interest in the microbial ecology of marine environments. Jake is currently focusing on hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria and how marine oil spills and the use of remediation strategies such as chemical dispersant use impact them.

We have been proud to support Jake, providing funding and expertise to enhance his research and connect with industry partners.

Continuous Improvement through Continuous Training

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Continuous Improvement through Continuous Training

Maintaining responder's competencies and building experience and confidence through continuous training.

Building Stronger Bonds: SCAT Training Week in Weymouth Harbour, UK

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Building Stronger Bonds: SCAT Training Week in Weymouth Harbour, UK

In May, the UK-based members of Operations Team 1A left the comfort of our Southampton base for a week of exercises, team building and organised fun with the Weymouth Harbour Team.

Marketing and Communications Team Clean Up Local Beach

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Team Beach Clean

Our Marketing and Communications team recently participated in a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) day, conducting a beach clean on Weston Shore, near our Southampton Base in the UK.

A Day in the Life of an Engineering Apprentice at OSRL

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

 A day in the life of an Engineering Apprentice at OSRL

Our engineering apprentice, Joe Hartley, works in our Equipment Hire Services team and is already learning a lot from the team around him.

Episode Two of OSRL's Podcast - Learn How to Perform Under Pressure

Monday, July 10, 2023

Learn How to Perform Under Pressure

The latest episode of the OSRL Podcast is now available, and in this instalment, we look at how people cope under pressure and how to learn from stressful situations.

 

Episode Two Is Out Now - The Response Force Multiplier: Performance Under Pressure

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Episode two of our new podcast: The Response Force Multiplier

The latest episode of the OSRL Podcast is now available, and in this instalment, we look at how people cope under pressure and how to learn from stressful situations. 

The OSRL Podcast: The Response Force Multiplier

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

The OSRL Podcast: The Response Force Multiplier

Introducing The Response Force Multiplier: The Ultimate Emergency Planning and Response Podcast.

Emergencies can strike at any time, and being prepared is critical to managing them effectively. But what does it take to prepare for and respond to a crisis situation? That's where The Response Force Multiplier comes in – the ultimate emergency planning and response podcast that explores all aspects of emergency planning and response.