Useful Links

The following list consists of a selection of links to websites containing information on marine spills and related issues and to other relevant or related organsiations.

(Inclusion in this list does not mean that ITOPF endorses the information on the websites listed.)

About Marine Spills
Spill Response
Spill Compensation
Other Organizations

About Marine Spills

Black Tides

http://www.black-tides.com

Text, animation, diagrams, video clips and quizzes on oil spills, designed for secondary school pupils and their teachers

Emergency Management Learning Center
http://www.epa.gov/oem/content/learning/learning_center.htm
Information from the United States Environment Protection Agency on behaviour, clean-up and effects of oil spills, includes experiments and a photo gallery

Understanding Oil Spills and Oil Spill Response
http://www.epa.gov/oem/content/learning/pdfbook.htm
Brochure outlining what oil spills are, their potential effects on the environment, how they are cleaned up and how various agencies prepare for spills before they happen

NOAA Office of Response & Restoration - Especially for Kids
http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/training-and-education/education-students-and-teachers
Information on oil spills and hazardous chemical accidents from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, including a number of experiments and downloadable photographs

 

- Hazardous & Noxious Substances (HNS)

HNS Convention (IOPC Fund)
http://www.hnsconvention.org

Department of Transport's Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (USA)
http://hazmat.dot.gov

NOAA Chemical Spills Response Tools and Resources
http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/oil-and-chemical-spills/chemical-spills
Includes chemical reactivity worksheet, response reports, emergency management software

National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Transport Canada - Canutec
http://www.tc.gc.ca/canutec

 

- Vegetable Oil Spills

Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations Ltd  (FOSFA)

http://www.fosfa.org

CEDRE - Vegetable Oil Spills at Sea

http://www.cedre.fr/uk/publication/vegetable-oil/vegetable-oil.pdf

- Marine Environment

Aquatic Network
http://www.aquanet.com/

Environmental Protection Agency: Office of Water: Oceans and Coastal Protection Division: Coral Reef Protection (USA)
http://www.epa.gov/owow/oceans/coral/index.html

World Fish Center
http://www.worldfishcenter.org/

Spill Response

NOAA Aids for Oil Spill Responders
http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/oil-and-chemical-spills/oil-spills
Job aids, software, spill tools (mechanical equipment and in-situ burning calculator, dispersant mission planner)

NOAA Software for Oil Spill Responders and Planners

http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/oil-and-chemical-spills/oil-spills/response-tools

Ohmsett - National Oil Spill Response Test Facility (USA)
http://www.ohmsett.com/

International Directory of Oil Spill Cleanup Contractors and Response Organizations
http://www.cleanupoil.com

Environment Canada -Catalogue of crude oil and oil properties
http://www.etc-cte.ec.gc.ca/databases/OilProperties/Default.aspx

- Case Histories

Spill Case Histories from CEDRE (in French and English)
http://www.cedre.fr

Major Oil Spills in Australia
http://www.amsa.gov.au/environment/major-historical-incidents/
Information provided by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority

- Exxon Valdez

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council
http://www.evostc.state.ak.us/

- Sea Empress

The Environmental Impact of the Sea Empress Oil Spill
http://www.archive.official-documents.co.uk/document/seeec/impact/seaemp.htm
Text of Sea Empress Environmental Evaluation Committee (SEEEC) summary report

The Sea Empress Incident: Summary of Report
http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/shippingports/shipping/elc/theseaempressincidentsummary5010Summary of the Marine Pollution Control Unit's report into the Sea Empress clean-up operation

The Sea Empress Oil Spill
http://www.swan.ac.uk/empress/overview.htm
University of Wales, School of Biological Sciences overview of environmental effects

Spill Compensation

International Maritime Organization (IMO)
http://www.imo.org
includes summary of IMO Conventions and lists of contracting states

International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds)
http://www.iopcfund.org

Related Organisations, Institutes & Associations

American Petroleum Institute (API)
Web: http://www.api.org

The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO)
Web: http://www.bimco.org

CEDRE
Centre de Documentation de Recherche et d'Experimentations sur les Pollutions Accidentelles des Eaux
Web: http://www.cedre.fr

CONCAWE
The oil companies' European organisation for environment, health and safety
Web: http://www.concawe.be

Energy Institute (EI)
Web: http://www.energyinst.org.uk

HELCOM
Helsinki Commission
Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission
Web: http://www.helcom.fi

Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics
Web: http://www.isl.org

International Association of Classification Societies (IACS)
Web: http://www.iacs.org.uk

International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO)
Web: http://www.intercargo.org

International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO)
Web: http://www.intertanko.com

International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP)
formerly the E&P Forum
Web: http://www.ogp.org.uk

International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
Web: http://www.marisec.org

International Group of P&I Clubs
Web: www.igpandi.org

International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Web: http://www.imo.org

International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds)
Web: http://www.iopcfund.org

International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA)
Web: http://www.ipieca.org

International Salvage Union (ISU)
Web: http://www.marine-salvage.com

International Underwriting Association of London (IUA)
Web: http://www.iua.co.uk

Marine Conservation Society
Web: http://www.mcsuk.org

Oil & Gas UK
Web: http://www.ukooa.co.uk

Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF)
Web: http://www.ocimf.com

Oil Spill Response and East Asia Response Ltd (OSRL/EARL)
Web: http://www.osrlearl.com

Sea Alarm

Web: www.sea-alarm.org

UK Spill Ltd
Web: www.ukspill.org

UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Web: http://www.unep-wcmc.org

World Maritime University (WMU)
Web: http://www.wmu.se

WMU in Malmö, Sweden was founded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as its premier institution for maritime postgraduate education, research and capacity building.

- P&I Clubs


American Club
Shipowners Claims Bureau Inc
Web: http://www.american-club.com

Britannia
The Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Limited
Web: http://www.britanniapandi.com

British Marine Mutual
British Marine Mutual Insurance Association Ltd
Web:http://www.british-marine.com

Gard
Gard AS
Web: http://www.gard.no

Japan
The Japan Ship Owners' Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association
Web: http://www.piclub.or.jp

London
London Steam-ship Owners' Mutual Insurance Association Ltd
Web: http://www.lsso.com

North of England
North of England P&I Association
Web: http://www.nepia.com

Shipowners' Mutual
The Shipowners' Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association
Web: http://www.shipownersclub.com

Skuld
Assuranceforeningen SKULD (Gjensidig)
Web: http://www.skuld.com

Standard
The Standard Steamship Owners' Protection and Indemnity Association Ltd
Web: http://www.standard-club.com

Steamship
The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association Ltd
Web: http://www.simsl.com

Swedish Club
Web: http://www.swedishclub.com

UK P&I Club
The United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Bermuda) Ltd
Web: http://www.ukpandi.com

West of England
The West of England Ship Owners Mutual Insurance Association
Web: http://www.westpandi.com