It takes a village: Building a collaborative ‘Community of Practice’ for wildlife emergency preparedness and response.
Thursday, October 12, 2023
The Wildlife Preparedness & Response Community of Practice (CoP) - a collaborative multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at strengthening tiered preparedness for oiled wildlife incidents - organised its first-ever virtual wildlife response exercise this month to explore the potential challenges in a transboundary oiled wildlife incident.
Applying Oil Spill Response Expertise to Combat Marine Pollution at NOSCA's Annual Seminar in Norway
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
NOSCA invites OSRL to share how oil spill response techniques are transferable in combating microplastic marine pollution.
How Our Bahrain Team Demonstrates Safety and Skill Excellence in the UAE
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Our team in Bahrain was invited to visit a company based in Ras AI-Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates, as part of a six-monthly Equipment Hire Services contract.
How We Respond To Oil Spills and Work To Prevent Marine Pollution Worldwide
Monday, August 7, 2023
As featured in New Scientist, CEO, Vania De Stefani talks about the power of collaboration in protecting our oceans, and how we must all commit to preventing pollution and conserving marine resources for future generations through oil spill response and more.
A Day in the Life of an Engineering Apprentice at OSRL
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
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
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.
Introducing OSRL Members to Wildlife Incident Management at the AGM 2023
Wednesday, July 5, 2023
As part of the short course offerings at this year’s AGM in Southampton, some of OSRL’s Wildlife Core Group - Paul Kelway (OSRL’s Wildlife Preparedness & Response Manager) Frankii Rouse, and James Thompson - collaborated with Hugo Nijkamp from Sea Alarm and Michael Ziccardi (Chair) and Adam Grogan (Coordinator) from the Global Oiled Wildlife Response Service (GOWRS) to deliver a half-day interactive workshop on Wildlife Incident Management.
It's Always Sunny In Shetland
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
OSRL's Deputy Aberdeen Manager, Ken Church recently conducted an offshore deployment exercise west of Shetland.
Braving the Elements: -46°C Brings a New Challenge to Cold Weather Oil Spill Response Training
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
OSRL participated in the Oil in Ice training program in Canada after two years due to COVID-19. The training, developed in collaboration with Eastern Canada Response Corporation (ECRC-SIMEC) and Alaska Clean Seas (ACS), allowed attendees to practice oil spill recovery techniques on and under the ice. Despite the extremely cold weather and harsh conditions, the training was a success, providing valuable experience for oil spill response in cold weather conditions.
ATSEA-2 and OSRL Collaboration Journey Continues - Quarter 4 Activities
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
ATSEA-2 and OSRL held their fourth and final webinar for 2022 on 28 November. The webinar covered Oiled Wildlife Response (OWR), Oil Spill Risk Assessment (OSRA), and a case study from Indonesia. Find out more about quarter-four activities and view all webinars.