After each major black tide conflicting voices compare the impact of the pollutant to those of the response operations, of the operationnal spills by shipping, of seawed blooms caused by over-fertilization, of solid waste drifting all over the ocean. What can we do against all forms of waste landing on our coastline? What preventive or coercitive measures could reduce that flow? In the tradition of its information days, Cedre will let all concerned parties confront their views on the subject.
Morning session Chairman Mr Jean-Pierre Bouchut, Sous-directeur du Littoral et des Activités Nautiques, Direction du Transport Maritime, des Ports et du Littoral
Theme : Waste generated by major pollutions: management of huge volumes
Processing the mass of waste generated by the pollution of Erika by Jean-Benoit Clermont, Total France
Just-in-time management methods of the Prestige waste by Thomas Joindot, Ministère de l'Ecologie et du développement Durable, pour le compte de la DRIRE Aquitaine
The problem of soiled seawed : a pain for coastal municipalities by Emmanuelle Poupon, Cedre
The comparative weight of black tide waste and operation spills by shipping in the Mediterranean by Michel Girin, Cedre
Afternoon session Chairman Mr Rémi Guillet, Conseil Général des Mines
Theme : Waste on the coastline: Fatality or society problem?
Operational release of oily waste by shipping: the sailors’ point of view by Hubert Ardillon, Association Française des Capitaines de Navire (AFCAN)
Operational spills by passing ships: the French authorities’ point of view by Benoit le Goaziou, Préfecture Maritime de l'Atlantique
Repression of ship waste dumping in the United States by Jeannot Smith, United States Coast Guard
Response to seaweed bloms generated by agricultural practice by Patrick Dion, CEVA
Response to drifting solid waste: a regional policy by Samuel André, pour le compte de la Région Aquitaine