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This course looks at the fundamentals needed to implement and be part of a Shoreline Clean-up Assessment Technique (SCAT) programme.
A shoreline response can become a complex management issue and pose the greatest challenge, as well as potentially becoming the most expensive part of an incident especially during a prolonged response. A well established and proven systematic approach, agreed by management and stakeholders can assist in the efficient and effective use of resources to an agreed end point. The field exercises supplement the classroom sessions and allow delegates to attain actual skills in the site assessment, development of treatment recommendations and end-point criteria.
What is SCAT?
Shoreline Clean-up Assessment Technique (SCAT) is a well-established systematic approach which is used to document the status of oiled shorelines and their subsequent treatment recommendations (i.e. clean-up methods). This systematic approach was initially developed in 1989 during the Nestucca and Exxon Valdez shoreline responses and was widely used during the Macondo incident in 2010 to assess the degree of oiling and identify suitable clean-up methods.
Is this course for me?
This course is perfect for those required to plan for and/or establish a SCAT Programme during response. This is an ideal course for those required to be part of a SCAT response field team, as well as those wishing to gain a better understanding of the process.
What will I learn?
This course looks at the fundamentals needed to implement and be part of a SCAT programme; from looking at the character and dynamics of coastal zones and how oil behaves on different shoreline types, to managing a shoreline assessment programme and developing the most appropriate end-points.
This course will give you the knowledge and understanding in following areas:
Prior knowledge of SCAT or spill response is not essential.
"Good understanding and recognition of ICS and how SCAT fits into that."
"Good extra module on a day in the life of a SCAT team leader."
"Very good combination of theory and table top exercise."