Oil spills at sea have huge impact on environment, people and marine fauna and flora The most threatened among them are birds and mammals. To act promptly and correctly if such accidents occur we need not only a good action plan but as well qualified people who are able to help in cleaning actions.
The Administration for civil protection and disaster relief of the Republic of Slovenia and DOPPS – BirdLife Slovenia are therefore organizing a training course “Sea shore and oiled birds cleaning in case of accidental oil spills“ which will be held from 21st to 23rd November 2013 in the Training Centre for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief in the city of Sežana, Slovenia.
The training will be organized as part of the project POSOW »Preparedness for Oil-polluted Shoreline cleanup and Oiled Wildlife interventions« and with collaboration of the project SIMARINE-NATURA. It will be carried out with support of REMPEC (Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea, Malta) and ISPRA (The Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Italy)
In total, about 30 representatives of several governmental services, nongovernmental organizations, business organizations and research institutions will be invited to attend the training course.
The main goal of the course is to educate and train the participants to be able to help specialist workmen with cleaning polluted areas with spilled oil and its derivatives as well as with cleaning oiled birds. The course will enable effective exchange of information and experience between different NGOs, governmental institutions and research institutions.
The training course will be divided in two parts: a theoretical session (Sežana) and practical session at the coast (Koper). The training course is free of charge.
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