Interspill 2018 - Conference and Exhibition

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New Chairman for Interspill & 2015 Exhibition & Conference Update

27th October 2014

The Interspill Steering Committee is pleased to announce that Rob Cox, Technical Director of IPIECA has been appointed as the new Chairman to succeed Chris Morris (former General Secretary of IPIECA).

Rob Cox paid tribute to the progress made by Interspill under the stewardship of Chris Morris, and confirmed that with his appointment, and the support of IPIECA, the future for Interspill was assured. In addition, following a role since 2007 as permanent sponsor and active supporter of Interspill, Oil Spill Response Ltd has now joined the founding members, NOSCA, Sycopol, UKSpill, and IPIECA and EMSA as a member of the Steering Committee.

In March 2014, the Call for Papers was issued and a record number of abstracts have been received for Interspill 2015. These support the range of spill related issues that had been set as the basis for the 2015 Conference by the Conference Committee, which include:

  • Multi Agency response

  • Stakeholder Engagement

  • Inland Issues

  • Remote Sensing / Earth Observation

  • Holistic Response

  • Future Risk / Future Requirements

  • Emerging Technologies and Strategies

(The preliminary 2015 Conference Programme is below for reference).

Confirmed speakers will be announced in late October 2014 with Conference registration opening in November. The Conference programme and pricing details will be available on the Interspill website when announced:

A full programme of short courses will be offered on the Monday preceding the Conference, aimed at providing a primer for those new to the industry.

The Scientific Workshop, organised by Cedre, has a confirmed programme line-up for 2015, which includes:

  • Dispersant Breakthrough

  • BioRemediation

  • HNS Pollution

  • Spill impact assessment

The 2015 exhibition will be the largest to-date with over 80 exhibitors confirmed. The exhibition is free to attend and provides a platform for industry, academia and government to meet, discuss and network in a face-to-face environment.


Interspill 2015 will be held at Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre, The Netherlands, 24-26 March 2015. Interspill is controlled by the European spill industry associations, NOSCA, SYCOPOL, and UKSpill, together with EMSA, IPIECA and Oil Spill Response Ltd. Interspill Conference and Exhibition is hosted by the Spill Response Group Holland (SRGH) and co-organised by Reed Exhibitions and 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 Ltd. website

For further information visit

Roger Mabbott,
Interspill Ltd.
[email protected]
+44 (0)8456 259890

Geraldine Tyas
Marketing Manager
Energy & Marine Group,
Reed Exhibitions
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 8910 7162

Interspill Ltd.
Chiltlee Manor, Haslemere Road, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7AZ, United Kingdom
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Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 40 countries. In 2013 Reed brought together over six million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 34 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group, a world leading provider of professional information solutions.

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Annex 1

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 generated a range of Conference streams, on which Authors were 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 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 will be a feature of Interspill 2015 incorporated into the Networking activities.