Interspill 2018

Science workshops organised by Cedre and ITOPF, 13-15th March 2018, London
Paper and poster presented by Cedre, 13th March 2018, London

Science workshops


Shoreline survey

In the event of an oil spill at sea, depending on the location and the circumstances, shoreline impacts are often inevitable despite the best efforts to respond at sea. It is therefore essential to have plans and tools available to identify and characterise oil on the shoreline so that an appropriate response can be organised and its effectiveness monitored. This workshop will explore some of the more recently developed options available to responders including the use of oil detection dogs, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and electronic data ‘apps’ in shoreline surveys.
Chairman: Dr Elliott Taylor, Principal - Polaris Applied Sciences
Sarah Hall, Response People Manager & Incident Manager - OSRL
Use of UAVS for Tactical Response Support
Dr Ed Owens, President - Owens Coastal Consultants
Use of Dogs for the Detection and Delineation of Subsurface Oil and for Shoreline Surveys Support
Kristian Lomas, Senior Geoscientist - ExxonMobil
ArcGis SCAT Data Collection Tool

HNS pollution

With increasing volumes of chemical products being transported by sea, and increasing vessel size, comes an increase in the risk of an accidental release in the marine environment. International legislation forms the basis of national preparedness efforts. Government agencies however rely on the involvement of and cooperation with industry to understand the nature of the risks and benefit from their expertise, for example through research and development activities. We only fight well against what we know well.
Chairman: Dr Stéphane Le Floch, Head of Research Department - Cedre
Patricia Charlebois, Deputy Director of Subdivision for Implementation - IMO
GESAMP Contribution
Sophie Chataing-Pariaud, Chemical Engineer - Cedre
Experimentation at Sea
Annabelle Nicolas-Kopec, Senior Technical Adviser - ITOPF
Case study

Response in cold environments

Responding to oil spills in cold environments poses many challenges, including those related to the environmental conditions and presence of sea ice, but a growing body of research and practical experience has greatly increased our understanding of how to prepare for such incidents. This workshop will explore the techniques and tools available to responders in icy waters, their relative advantages and disadvantages, and how they may need to be modified from temperate/ ice free environments.
Chairman: Per Daling, Senior Research Scientist - SINTEF
Jorma Rytkönen, Human Resource Development Manager - SYKE
Mecanical recovery
CJ Beegle-Krause, Senior Research Scientist - SINTEF
The Oil in Ice JIP - Advancing Oil Spill Modelling in Ice Covered Waters
Dr Kenneth Lee, National Senior Science Advisor for Oil Spill Research, Preparedness and Response - Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Dispersion of Oil Spills

Marine pollution impacts

The impacts of marine pollution on living organisms are numerous and far from being all understood. This is all the more true since they can manifest themselves at very different levels: molecules, individuals, populations, ecosystems... Our understanding of these phenomena and the way they are interconnected requires qualitative and innovative experiments and studies. This workshop will present three different ones.

Chairman: Dr Ivan Calvez, Study Engineer - Cedre
Kate Boccadoro, Research Director, IRIS
Response of Microbial Populations to Oil Spill
Guy Claireaux, Professor - UBO
FishHealth Project


"Efficient Preparedness" Session
Optimization of response strategies in the emergency response planning process for crude oil spills: compilation of lab data, pilot scale experiments, drift modelling and sensitivity mapping
Anne Le Roux, Cedre ; Julien Guyomarch, Cedre ; Natalie Monvoisin, Cedre


"Posters" Session
Impact of gaz releases on the sea surface level
Marina Erb, Cedre ; Camille Lacroix, Cedre ; Laurent Aprin, École des mines d'Alès ; Stéphane Le Floch, Cedre


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