Call for Papers

Call for Papers & Posters - Now closed

The Interspill 2018 Conference will be the forum to showcase the wide range of leading-edge initiatives which are improving global readiness and demonstrate why oil spill preparedness and response remains relevant to its multiple stakeholders and adding true value to those investing in it.

The Interspill Committee is looking at proposals for technical presentations and posters for the 2018 Conference Streams, listed below. Full conference programme coming soon.

  • Conference Streams

    Government / Industry Collaboration: Effective preparedness and response is best achieved where governments and industry work in partnership towards shared goals.  This stream will include presentations on legislation, regulation and collaborative initiatives that further global readiness.

    Surveillance, Modelling and Visualisation (SMV): For oil spill preparedness and response, SMV technologies are especially useful in informing decision-making at the strategic and tactical levels.  Our exhibition partners at Oceanology International (OI) share an interest in SMV.  This stream will feature some shared sessions with OI and also some dedicated to the practical application of SMV to improve operational maritime awareness and response in the field.  The management of maritime data and how to optimise their visualisation and use by the various authorities and end-users will also be covered in this stream.

    Shipping and Salvage Risks: The new generation of cargo vessels can carry 20,000 boxes and hold 50,000 te of fuel. Whilst the oil industry may be experiencing a downturn, shipping is buoyant and the risk of congested shipping channels and new routes such as the arctic passage offer new spill preparedness and response challenges.  This stream, which will coincide with the ISU annual meeting in London, will cover oil and HNS risks in the context of casualty handling.

    Decommissioning and Monitoring: With aging infrastructure, oil spill preparedness and response in the context of decommissioning is becoming ever more important.  This stream will address the issues of the Offshore Safety Directive and OSPAR implementation as well as long term monitoring tools, techniques and protocols.

    Effective Preparedness: Personnel training and response planning need to add value for all stakeholders rather than just “tick a box”.  With increasing pressure to demonstrate a full understanding of the environmental impacts of spills, relevant and credible scientific studies have never been more important.  This stream will look at the latest research techniques being employed and examine the findings of case studies and will also consider good practice in learning, development, assessment and planning that provides added value to all concerned.

    Inland Risks: Oil / HNS transport by inland waterways presents its own risks whilst inland pipeline and oilfields across both arid and temperate climates require different plans to those offshore.  Flooding events seem to be ever more common and bring with them associated oil spill risks.  Meanwhile major inland storage locations represent significant accumulations of liquids at risk.  This stream will examine the unique challenges of preparedness and response in these environments.

    Offshore Exploration and Production Risks: Well intervention, preparedness and response remain challenges whether shallow, nearshore, facilities or deepwater, far offshore, facilities. Although the memory of Montara and Macondo may be fading for some, the risks and the response challenges remain.  This steam will review the most recent developments in this important sphere of activity.

  • Abstract Guidelines - Call for papers closed, information for current submissions

    Please advise if your abstract is specifically for a poster

    Closing Deadline: Monday 30 September 2017

    Length: Maximum of 250 words

    Permissions: Before submitting an abstract please ensure you have the necessary permissions from your line management and any companies/persons whose material you may be including or referring to in the presentation. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the necessary permissions in place in advance.

    Specifications: The abstract proposal should include a description of the proposed presentation, results/conclusions, and the technical category most applicable to your abstract from the list of sessions. Authors should also confirm whether their paper is for the technical conference or poster exhibition. Submissions should be technical in nature as 'commercial pitches' will not be selected. Please supply full details of author/presenter.

    Poster specifications will be available shortly.

    If Successful: Authors whose abstract proposals are accepted will be required to provide the abstract or an amended white paper version for inclusion in the conference proceedings along with a powerpoint presentation. Full details will be supplied to authors after the selection process is completed in September 2017.

    Expenses: Authors are responsible for all costs incurred in the preparation and deliverance of their presentation, including travel, accommodation and onsite expenses.

    Please note: If you would like to submit more than one abstract please complete the form for each abstract.

    The closing date for submission of abstracts is 30 September 2017. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 31 October 2017, and full papers should be received by 27 November 2017.

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