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Interspill 2015 Preliminary Programme & Call for Papers

27th February 2014

The Interspill Organising Committee announces the Preliminary Programme together with the Call for Papers, for Interspill 2015 and invites Authors to submit Abstracts.

Interspill 2015 is focussed on the changing landscape of Spill Preparedness and Response as E&P, and shipping activities continue to move into more challenging environments, and public sensitivities to perceived spill risks has increased. These challenges have generate a range of Conference streams, on which Authors are requested to submit related papers.

Multi Agency response - Spill response involves the interaction of multiple actors and agencies, often with differing priorities. This stream seeks presentations on the challenges and solutions to delivering an effective and efficient response in a multi-agency landscape.

Stakeholder Engagement - In the context of 24hrs news and viral social media party politics, pressure groups and internet lobbying, the way in which Industry engages with its stakeholders has never been more important. With crucial debates to be had, for instance, around the use of dispersants and arctic exploration this stream addresses will cover issues and best practice.

Inland Issues - Significant quantities of crude oil and refined products are carried on the world's inland waterways. With increasing traffic congestion and immediately obvious spill impacts this stream examines latest developments in inland spill preparedness and response.

Remote Sensing / Earth Observation - Surveillance and modelling tools and technologies are being developed at an exponential rate. This stream will aid delegates in making informed decisions about the use of these technologies and processing the vast quantities of data produced into useful information for Incident managers, Regulators and other stakeholders.

Holistic Response - Very few spill incidents involve only one response strategy. Managing multiple strategies in multiple locations requires an understanding of the interaction between different elements of spill preparedness and response. This stream will examine those interfaces and how they are best managed.

Future Risk / Future Requirements - Post Montara and Macondo new legislation has been enacted which will impact on industry's licence to operate. Meanwhile new risk profiles are emerging for shipping, exploration and other elements of oil industry operations. This stream will highlight issues and possible outcomes in this arena.

Emerging Technologies and Strategies - In spill preparedness and response there are a number of emergent strategies and tools or techniques that have the potential to change the way we work. This stream will discuss the new ideas and their potential impact on spill preparedness and response activities

The Science Workshops are led by CEDRE, and the Spill Industry Seminar by the Eurospill Association. Both offer opportunities to Science and Industry to contribute to the event, with presentations on the latest developments.

The Poster Exhibition be a major feature of Interspill in 2015, incorporated into the Networking activities, and with an award for the outstanding poster.

The Organising Committee for Interspill 2015 announces the Call for Papers for the Conference, Poster exhibition, Scientific Workshops, and Spill Industry Seminars.

Authors are requested to submit a short Abstract, up to 250 words, to the Committee by email, addressed to [email protected] . Authors are requested to confirm whether their Paper is for the Conference, for the Poster exhibition, for the Science Workshops or the Spill Industry Seminars and to indicate which stream(s) they wish their paper to be considered under.

The closing date for submission of Abstracts is 30 July 2014.

Authors will be notified of acceptance by 30 September 2014, and Full Papers should be received by 31 December 2014.

Interspill 2015 will be held at Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre, The Netherlands, over 24-26 March 2015. Interspill is controlled by the European spill industry associations, NOSCA, SYCOPOL, Eurospill and UKSpill, together with EMSA and IPIECA. Oil Spill Response Ltd. is the permanent sponsor of the event. Interspill 2015 is being managed by Reed Exhibitions on behalf of Interspill Ltd.

Interspill 2012 attracted over 1300 delegates, visitors and exhibitors from over 70 countries, it was the most successful event so far in the Interspill series since it started in 2000. Proceedings of the 2012 Conference, Workshops and Seminars are published on the Interspill website .

For further information see and contact Roger Mabbott, Director, Interspill Ltd at [email protected] or on +44(0)845 625 9890

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