The continuous three-month oil spill following the Deepwater Horizon explosion led to widespread use of uncommon or even completely novel techniques. With this as a backdrop, our Strategic Committee chose to focus our 2011 Information Day on the future use of dispersants.
To do so, we have invited speakers directly involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill response and prone to provide a new perspective or reflexive methodology on the future of dispersant use and its limits. This event will also, we hope, be an opportunity for productive debates not only in terms of techniques but also through a more strategic and prospective approach to dispersant use in untapped geographical areas.
Morning Chairman : Frédéric Périé, Chairman of the Cedre Strategic Committee
The use of dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico spill by Dave Salt, OSR (Grande Bretagne).
Monitoring oil dispersed in the water column by Kenneth Lee, DFO ( Canada).
Aerial observation in the Gulf of Mexico by Josée Lamoureux, Transport Canada.
Afternoon Chairman : Gilbert Le Lann, Director of Cedre
Dispersants use in estuarine areas - the Discobiol project by François-Xavier Merlin, Cedre.
Use of chemical dispersion in the Arctic area by Kenneth Lee, DFO (Canada).
Dispersant approval in Europe by Christophe Rousseau, Cedre pour le compte de l' EMSA.