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OSRL and CEDRE commit to renew Letter of Understanding

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) and France’s Centre for Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution (CEDRE) have today committed to renewing their ‘Letter of Understanding’ (LOU) to strengthen bilateral collaboration at Interspill 2022. Future collaboration will include increasing knowledge sharing across a broad range of areas related to spill preparedness and response. A formal meeting to discuss the collaboration will take place at OSRL’s Southampton base in September.


The announcement represents a formalisation and reaffirmation of both organisations' commitment to maintaining high levels of cooperation across all areas of preparedness and response.  


OSRL CEO, Robert Limb, and CEDRE Director, Christophe Logette, met this week at Interspill 2022 in Amsterdam.


Limb comments: “The renewal of this agreement reaffirms the foundation of cooperation that exists between the two organisations. It is a relationship that has existed for many years and the resigning provides the catalyst for us to come together and renew our intent, depth, and scope of activities. 


The Letter of Cooperation outlines the ways in which the two organisations will work together and details the specific areas contained in the agreement, including:

• Sharing of personnel for training

• Collaborative development of best-practice principles, including technical studies and contingency planning

• Preparedness activities 

• Analysis of equipment and research and development

• Information sharing exchanges

• Research to identify new technologies and improved operational methods



Notes to editors


Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) 

Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) is the largest international industry-funded cooperative. It exists to respond to oil spills wherever in the world they may occur, providing preparedness, response, and intervention services. OSRL is wholly owned by most of the environmentally responsible oil and gas companies around the globe, and its membership represents the majority of the world’s oil production. It currently employs 275 people across twelve locations around the world. 



CEDRE are regarded as international experts in accidental water pollution, the organisation has five main activities: response support, contingency planning, training, analysis and testing and research. It is also a recognized resource centre.


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Emma Smillie 

OSRL Global Marketing and Communications Manager 

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