Oil spills can have drastic impact on our environment, as well as on marine and coastal flora and fauna. Birds and mammals are the top threatened species. Besides a good plan to act, people who have been properly trained to offer help are needed in case of such events.
The newly established “Adriatic Training and Research Centre“- ATRAC from Rijeka (Croatia) is going to organize a two-day training course »Cleaning marine shore and oiled birds in case of pollution due to oil spills«. It will be held from 25th to 26th May 2015 at the Marine Biology Station (National Institute of Biology, NIB) in Piran, Slovenia. The training will be organized within a scope of the IPA project “Strengthening common reaction capacity to fight sea pollution of oil, toxic and hazardous substances in Adriatic sea HAZADR” by NIB, Administration of RS for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief and DOPPS – BirdLife Slovenia. The primary goal of the course is to educate and train the participants to be able to help professional experts with cleaning oil-polluted sea shores and birds. The meeting will be also an opportunity to share information and experience between NGOs, state institutions and research institutes.