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Response services are guaranteed ONLY for Members. Non-members are not guaranteed a response and will be required to sign a Non-member contract. Services and rates differ. Duty managers can be contacted for exercises.

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Responder Diaries: Starting Out As A New Responder

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

A Day In The Life Of A Responder

In their first twelve weeks, our new wave of responders undergo a rigorous training process, introducing them to our different methods of responding to an oil spill, the equipment used, and scenario-based exercises to test their newly learned skills.

A recent group of new recruits documented their journey in this blog and described how varied and interesting the role of a responder can be. 

Remembering incidents that have shaped our organisation

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Remembering incidents that have shaped our organisation

This month, we remember three significant incidents that have changed the landscape of oil spill response: the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Texas City refinery explosion, and the Alexander L. Kielland oil rig disaster.

Navigating the Green Horizon: Bridging COP28 Goals to Sustainable Decommissioning in the Oil and Gas Industry

Friday, December 15, 2023

Navigating the Green Horizon: Bridging COP28 Goals to Sustainable Decommissioning in the Oil and Gas Industry

COP28 underscores sustainable development, emphasizing low-carbon practices. OSRL pioneers responsible decommissioning in the oil and gas industry, aligning with COP28 goals. Their proactive measures, including strategic pre-deployment, showcase industry collaboration for a greener, resilient future.

Successful UNDP Standby Operation Demonstrates Rapid Response Capabilities

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Successful UNDP Standby Operation Demonstrates Rapid Response Capabilities

We recently completed a successful standby operation for our member UNDP.

 

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.

It takes a village: Building a collaborative ‘Community of Practice’ for wildlife emergency preparedness and response.

Thursday, October 12, 2023

It takes a village: Building a collaborative ‘Community of Practice’ for wildlife emergency preparedness and response.

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

Sharing Expertise in Marine Pollution Response at NOSCA's Annual Seminar in Norway

NOSCA invites OSRL to share how oil spill response techniques are transferable in combating microplastic marine pollution.

How We Respond To Oil Spills and Work To Prevent Marine Pollution Worldwide

Monday, August 7, 2023

How We Respond To Oil Spills and Work To Prevent Marine Pollution Worldwide

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.

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.

 

Introducing OSRL Members to Wildlife Incident Management at the AGM 2023

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Wildlife Emergency Preparedness and Response

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.