Train the Trainer Course on Oiled Shoreline Assessment for Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia – Oct 12, 2010

The sub-regional training course on oiled shoreline assessment was held between 12th and 14th October in the Tunis International Center for Environmental Technologies (CITET) in Tunis, Tunisia. Representatives of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia were attending, as well as representatives of the regional oil industry. The training course was organized by the Agence National de Protection de l’Environnement (ANPE) of Tunisia, with the collaboration and funding of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC), and the Mediterranean Oil Industry Group (MOIG). The lecturers came from the Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution (Cedre) and the Canadian Minister of Environment. This training followed the elaboration of the Mediterranean Oil Shoreline Assessment Guidelines, developed in the framework of the Mediterranean Technical Working Group (MTWG).

After a theoretical training, the thirty-five (35) participants conducted field surveys. According to the objectives of the meeting, the heads of delegations of the three states confirmed that a series of local training courses will be organized to disseminate the knowledge learned during the training course. The final objective is to establish expert teams in the field of oil polluted shoreline assessment, able to operate on the entire coast of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

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