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TPR Series: Oiled Wildlife Response

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

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Date:  9th November 2022 

Time: 14:00 to 14:30 

Duration:  30 minutes

Tiered Preparedness and Response (TPR) is an internationally recognised planning approach that enables the integration of local, regional and global capabilities into oil spill response planning.

In this webinar Paul Kelway, Oil Spill Response Limited, Hugo Nijkamp, Sea Alarm and Dr. Michael Ziccardi, Oiled Wildlife Care Network/UC Davis will provide an overview of the TPR segment relating to Oiled Wildlife Response. 


Meet the Presenters

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Paul Kelway

Paul Kelway is the Wildlife Preparedness & Response Manager at Oil Spill Response Ltd.

Paul has worked in the field of oiled wildlife preparedness and response since 2000. He previously served as Senior Technical Advisor for the Sea Alarm Foundation - OSRL's Technical Advisors on wildlife preparedness and response - based in Brussels, Belgium. During his time with Sea Alarm he was also the Project Coordinator of the oil industry-funded Global Oiled Wildlife Response Team (GOWRS) Project. Prior to Sea Alarm, he also served as Executive Director of International Bird Rescue in California and as the Emergency Relief Manager for the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Oiled Wildlife Division, based in the UK.

Paul has responded to oiled wildlife incidents in France, Spain, Norway, The Netherlands, Mexico, South Africa and the U.S. He also hold a master's degree in Business Administration & Organisational Leadership and a bachelor's degree in Political Science.  



Hugo Nijkamp - Sea Alarm

Hugo Nijkamp is a marine biologist by training. In 1990 he started his professional career in the field of sea use policy and management. As a consultant between 1990 and 2002, he has been involved in numerous projects, assigned by governmental agencies, NGO’s and industry, ranging from coastal zone management and marine protected areas to fisheries and marine policy development. He has lobbied and negotiated international agreements and projects on behalf of national delegations (NL) or international NGO’s. Since 1999 Hugo has been developing and leading the Sea Alarm Foundation, a small but internationally recognised not-for-profit advisor and facilitator in the field of marine wildlife emergency response and preparedness. Hugo holds the position of Sea Alarm’s General Manager. As a trainer, adviser and programme leader, he has gained over 20 years of experience in international capacity building, response planning, preparedness development, training development, exercise design and network building. He has worked with governmental agencies in numerous countries and with main players in the international oil and shipping industries, as well as a myriad of NGOs. 


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Dr. Michael Ziccardi - Oiled Wildlife Care Network

Dr. Ziccardi received his DVM, MPVM, and PhD in epidemiology from UC Davis, emphasizing free-ranging wildlife health and the effects of petroleum exposure in wildlife.  He has been an oil spill response veterinarian and coordinator since 1996, responding to more than 40 spills in the US and abroad, including as the Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Group Leader for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  He has worked as a contract veterinarian for California Department of Fish and Game, a wildlife epidemiologist at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, and as Co-Director of the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center at UC Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine. His current positions are Director of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network, Executive Director of the UC Davis One Health Institute, Director of the California Veterinary Emergency Team, and Health Science Clinical Professor at UC Davis, and currently serves as Chair for the Global Oiled Wildlife Response Service.