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An integrated learning approach

Attending one of our courses is above all the chance to benefit from internationally recognised teaching and to have the opportunity to put the knowledge gained into practice.

Internationally recognised training

Cedre holds various national accreditations and authorisations.

For more information, please see our certifications and accreditations page.

Unique facilities

Our technical facilities have been specially developed so that oil can be released in near-real conditions in order to run spill response practical training.

More Information about our facilities and equipment



Varied learning methods

Learning, understanding, doing… A variety of teaching methods are used to boost the learning process: on-site or online theory lectures, practical sessions with equipment deployment and release of oil or a simulant, case studies of past spills, tutorials, tabletop exercises, serious game and quizzes using interactive voting systems for all participants throughout the course to ensure they have understood and learnt the notions addressed during the lessons.

During and after each course, the participants are given access to the training materials and supplementary documents (regulations, operational guides, etc.) via our online training platform (, so that they can refresh and further the knowledge acquired during the course.




Skilled and experienced training staff

Here at Cedre, we select our in-house and external training staff for their recognised skills and experience in the relevant fields.

In addition to our in-house trainers, Cedre also calls upon external lecturers from the French Navy, CEPPOL, the national shoreline pollution expertise hub, maritime affairs, the French marine casualties investigation board, fire brigades, Marseille Marine Fire Battalion, French Customs, the shipping industry, oil companies, the legal field, the academic world, the media...

Environmental values 

Preserving the environment, nurturing it back to its original condition with gentle, non-aggressive actions, even if it takes time... such is our vision of spill response. Our work is constantly guided by the determination to remediate the contamination as effectively as possible with the sole objective of restoring the natural site and its uses.

Environmental protection is one of Cedre's statutory missions. In terms of our technical facilities, the environmental impacts are defined by zone and by type (water, air, waste...) and ranked by type, management level and probability. On the basis of this information, we are able to draw up an environmental action plan. Waste and fluid management is overseen by the QHSEI officer through procedures according to their type. Released and recovered substances undergo strict monitoring and are traced through specific recordings.

As for waste management, skips and tanks are placed on site for the collection of glass waste, solid waste, liquid waste, contaminated sediment and other non-contaminated waste. The sorting instructions are issued to trainees at every training course or session during which specialised waste is liable to be produced.

In the main building and training building, we implement selective waste sorting via a system of cardboard containers for each type of waste to be recycled.


Our practical sessions involve intense physical activity. Please inform us upon registration, as well as your supervisor upon arrival on site, of any physical ailments or injuries which may require limited involvement in equipment deployment training and exercises.


Our training rooms and dining room are suitable for disabled access.  Our outdoor technical facilities are also fully accessible to persons with reduced mobility who can watch practical sessions in appropriate safety conditions.

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