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REMPEC supports the Fourth Adriatic Oil Spill Conference (ADRIASPILLCON 2019) Date: 28/5/2019  - 30/5/2019
Opatija  (Croatia)

 

 

REMPEC, the IMO-administered pollution emergency response centre in the Mediterranean, supported the 4th edition of the Adriatic Oil Spill Conference (ADRIASPILLCON 2019) held in Opatija, Croatia, between 28 and 30 May 2019, which was attended by representatives from Eastern Europe, funded through IMO’s Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP).

ADRIASPILLCON 2019 encouraged further discussions on the development of a sub regional oil spill contingency plan for the Adriatic Sea region, by providing a forum for States, regional and international institutions, oil, chemical and shipping industries, academic community, individual experts, specialised companies and equipment manufacturers to share their knowledge and experience.

The regional conference further focused on the level of preparedness of the region to respond to oil and chemical marine pollution, as well as mitigation of the risk and challenges of (future) offshore activities in the Adriatic Sea.

REMPEC shared its extensive experience and expertise in building capacity on oil spill preparedness and response in the wider Mediterranean region, including the support provided to other States, which contributed to the adoption of various other sub-regional contingency plans in the Mediterranean.

Further details concerning the ADRIASPILLCON 2019 can be found on the Conference website.