Information for decision-makers and operators in the event of a spill of pollutant into an aquatic environment.
Our operational guides provide decision-makers and operators with access to the necessary information required to handle releases in the aquatic environment of pollutants such as oil, litter, chemicals, containers, etc.
These documents address the different stages of spill response, from aerial surveys to waste management, covering issues such as the use of response products, response to containers and packages, not forgetting the local authorities which are required to make quick decisions when a pollutant washes up on their shores.
These guides draw upon Cedre's knowledge developed through the results of studies, experimentation and feedback from incidents. They include information on initial response measures intended primarily for operational response managers.
During the response to many oil spills in coastal or inland waters, the use of manufactured booms has often been supplemented by the use of devices put together by response teams in emergency situations.
This guide is aimed at setting out general, common principles of organisation and management in the event of a coastal pollution incident, in particular for associations and NGOs who may have to manage volunteers.
This guide replaces two others entitled "Manual for treating slicks with dispersants sprayed from surface vessels" and "Manual for treating slicks with dispersants sprayed from airborne assets" dating back to 1987 and 1991 respectively. We update our publications in the light of how techniques, technology and knowledge have developed, in a more operational format. The 2015 update is available in French only, translation is in progress.
In addition to regulatory and organizational aspects, this guide synthesizes the practices and protocols to be applied to set up and operate a temporary center. It deals with avifauna and also deals with pinnipeds, otters and turtles.
The first vocation of this operational guide is to be present onboard all aircraft likely to be involved in aerial observation of oil pollution at sea. However it is also a useful tool in pollution response centres and as a technical support for public relations personnel.
This guide aims to provide operational answers to all the questions which responders may have on the choice of response techniques and materials suitable for small pollution incidents in ports and harbours.
The aim of this guide is to provide managers of fleets of sea professionals as well as response operators on the shoreline, with organisational and technical solutions in order to implement an appropriate and efficient response to a spill of pollutant, whether crude or refined oil, chemicals, drums or containers.
This guide is devoted to skimmers designed and marketed specifically for response to spills of floating pollutants. It also covers the related ancillary means which is required to ensure efficient recovery.