On June 28th Public Health England held the MARINER UK workshop in Cardiff to demonstrate the tools and guidance being developed to enhance response to maritime HNS Incidents. The 1-day event gave a demonstration of a free web-based interactive tool that can generate maritime exercises to support planning and preparedness.
This workshop was aimed at officers likely to attend command and control cells set up during an incident such as the Tactical Co-ordinating group, Scientific Technical Advisory Cell, Environment Group,
POLEX 24-17 was an international SAR and oil pollution response drill organized by the Spanish Maritime Safety and Rescue Agency and the General Directorate of the Merchant Marine, which are members of the Advisory Board of MARINER. It was held on 14th, 15th and 16th June in Santander. It consisted in a full-scale exercise simulating a spill of 3,000 tons of heavy fuel oil, IFO 380, from tanker ALFA remaining adrift on its way to the port of Bilbao. Two MARINER partners participated in the modelling unit and as observers. The MARINER poster and leaflets were displayed during the exercise.
MARINER in POLEX 24-17. Santander. Spain
Recovery Co-ordinating Group or officers who are part of the planning and response arrangements to shoreline pollution incidents.
Please go to MARINER website for workshop presentations (click here).
MARINER partners continue participating in different international events with a twofold aim, to present project developments to a broader audience –and especially to end-users from other regions-, and keep abreast of new developments and needs on the field of HNS preparedness and response. In the last two months, our partners participated in the IOSC2017 Conference in Long Beach (California, USA) and in the European Environmental Ports Conference in Antwerp (Belgium). At the IOSC2017, PHE presented on “MARINER project: Enhancing HNS Planning and Preparedness via innovative training tools”, and Action Modulers presented an “Automated system for near-real time prediction of oil spills from EU satellite-based detection service”.