Notre partenariat de 9 ans avec Sea Alarm continue (anglais) – 29/04/2020

We are pleased to announce that our Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sea Alarm has been extended for a further two years.

The MoU was first signed between our organisations in 2011 and provides for the inclusion of Sea Alarm in the Mediterranean Assistance Unit (MAU). Via that mechanism, which REMPEC can activate under the Barcelona Convention, Mediterranean countries can call on Sea Alarm to provide wildlife response assistance during a pollution emergency. With the MoU, REMPEC and Sea Alarm also aim to assist Contracting Parties in developing their oiled wildlife preparedness through planning, training and capacity building activities.

Over the years, the two organisations have collaborated on a number of projects where this technical assistance has been developed and shared with Mediterranean countries. These efforts include the EU-funded POSOW project (2012-2013 and 2015-2016) which developed volunteer oiled wildlife training materials and continues to provide input on wildlife issues to the national contingency plans of Contracting Parties, and bringing technical guidance on wildlife response into the framework of the EU-funded WestMOPoCo project (2019-2020). In the context of this partnership, REMPEC’s Country profiles have been linked to the Country Wildlife Response Profiles (CWRPs) available on Sea Alarm website.

Sea Alarm regularly participates in REMPEC Focal Point Meetings to inform Contracting Parties about recent developments in oiled wildlife response.

Although the Covid-19 outbreak is likely to prevent us from meeting Sea Alarm representative in person this year, we are proud to have Sea Alarm as long-standing partner, ready to assist Mediterranean countries with oiled wildlife response support.