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Interspill 2006 - Science

Scientific response / issue response

Session Chair: François Merlin, Head of Research & Development, CEDRE (Centre de documentation de recherche et d'expérimentations sur les pollutions accidentelles des eaux), France

Dispersants

Overview of recent and current studies

Session Chair: Alun Lewis, Oil Spill Consultant, UK

Overview of recent and current studies

Session Chair: Georges Peigné, Deputy Manager, CEDRE (Centre de documentation de recherche et d'expérimentations sur les pollutions accidentelles des eaux), France

Dispersants Panel Discussion

Should the current restrictions on dispersant use be challenged in the light of experimental experience? Do depth restrictions unreasonably inhibit use of dispersants and is this warranted on an environmental benefit basis? What limits of effectiveness constitute success when considering dispersant use?

Panel Participants: Dr Jacqueline Michel President, Research Planning Inc, USA; Paul Schuler, President, Clean Caribbean & Americas, USA; Alun Lewis, Oil Spill Consultant, UK, and; François Merlin, Head Research & Development, CEDRE, France