If we can get just four things right, then remote incident management could become a reality.
The perceived wisdom is that we cannot make the right decisions without boots on the ground.
Many assume that an Incident Commander needs to be close to an oil spill incident if they are to manage it properly. Much like a general travelling with their troops or a fire-chief directing operations at the scene of a fire. There are many good reasons for this; short communication lines, improved situational awareness and the positive impact on morale having a leader beside you offers.
Authors: Rob James, Daniel White
Covid-19, Climate Change and Remote Locations: Challenging Times for Oil Spill Prevention and Response
Events such as the recent spill in Norilsk, Russia have highlighted that some organisations are missing key risks when designing systems to prevent and respond to oil spills. It is incumbent on all operators to ensure they continuously review their risk profile and consider changing or emerging risks such as climate change and the current pandemic, particularly in remote locations where any response is inevitably complex.
How could more extensive preparedness enable companies to imagine the unimaginable caused by unprecedented climate change?
Authors: Fiona Carson, Marcus Russell
In the coming weeks our team of experts and highly experienced staff will be providing more insights on all sorts of topics but for now why not enjoy a webinar, podcast or blog post.
Marine oil spills do not only have environmental effects but socio-economic effects as well. In this webinar, our APAC Training and Consultant Lead - Mr. Norman Lorica Ramos will walk through with you some of the socio-economic effects through a case study and highlight considerations needed for holistic decision making.
The theme this week is on the ‘R’ of the PEAR; how some reputations have been shredded and others enhanced when facing the same COVID challenge. A crisis can expose a reputation and the team explores what some countries, companies and individuals have done or not done to protect or ruin their reputation.
The Treasure oil spill resulted in the contamination of 19 000 African penguins and one of the largest oiled wildlife response efforts in history. 20 years on, what is the current status of the African penguin population, and what can this successful rescue effort tell us about wildlife response preparedness good practice?