Mediterranean Guidelines on Oiled Shoreline Assessment available in Spanish – Jul 01, 2012

    The Mediterranean Guidelines on Oiled Shoreline Assessment is now available in Spanish and can be downloaded from REMPEC's website (, under the section "Guidelines & Tools"

    Thanks to the Department of Environment, the General Direction of Sustainability of the Coast and the Sea, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food of the Spanish government, the Guidelines developed in 2009 are now available in Spanish. The Spanish translation of the Guidelines will be distributed by the Department of Environment to its personal in charge of shoreline assessment all along the Spanish coastline.

    The Guidelines are aimed at harmonising shoreline assessment in the region and at facilitating exchange of information. The common regional shoreline assessment procedure should fasten the communication in time of crisis and should enable any regional or international expert to understand and subsequently analyse the shoreline assessment form and provide consistent recommendations on appropriate response strategy.

    The translation in the Spanish language may facilitate the use of the guidelines as a basis in other part of the world where this language is widely used.

    Along the same line, thanks to a cooperation with the Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden – PERSGA, the guidelines will soon be available in the Arabic language.