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 attached 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: www.interspill2015.com
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:
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 www.interspill.org