Poster Exhibition

Poster Exhibition

13 Mar 2018, 09:00 - 17:00

Poster Exhibition Area

The Poster Exhibition will take place on the show floor across all three days of the event and cover a variety of topics relating to oil spill preparedness and response.

Presenters include:

GNOME Suite for Oil Spill Modeling
Dr Christopher Barker, Oceanographer, NOAA Emergency Response Division

Mapping the Potential of Subsea Dispersant Injection (SSDI): A Simplified Visualisation Indicating When to Use, and When Not to Use SSDI
Prof Per Johan Brandvik, Senior Scientist, SINTEF Ocean 

Infrared Polarimetric Sensing of Oil on Water
Dr David Chenault, President, Polaris Sensor Technologies 

Regional Industry Technical Advisory Group
Arti Chopra, Senior Response Specialist, Oil Spill Response Ltd

A Rapid Assessment Toolkit for Assessing the Ecological Impacts of Spilled Oil
Katherine Colvin, PhD Student, University of Exeter

Marine Pollution Response Services of the European Maritime Safety Agency
Victor Diaz Seco, Senior Project Officer, European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and Lito Xirotyri, Senior Project Officer, Cooperation & Information, Pollution Response Services, European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)

EMSA’s Integrated Maritime Services: Enhancing Operational Maritime Awareness at EU Level
Samy Djavidnia, Digitalisation and Application Development, European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)

Advantages Realized in the Shoreline Clean-Up Assessment Technique (SCAT) Data Workflow Using Recent Technologies
Andrew Graham, Marine Scientist, Polaris Applied Sciences 

Application of Radar and Optical Satellite Imagery in Oil Spill Response
Marta Januszewska, Regional Preparedness Advisor, Oil Spill Response Ltd

The Premiam Initiative: New Scientific Guidelines for Post-Spill Environmental Monitoring
Mark Kirby, Programme Director, Cefas

Analysis of Dispersant to Oil Ratio for Application at Wellhead
Wolfgang Konkel, Environmental Scientist, ExxonMobil

Vulnerability of Developing Countries against Marine Pollution
Bope Bope Lapwong Jean Marie, Head Officer and National Coordinator, Centre de Controle et Surveillance de la Pollution Marine

Impact of Gas Releases on the Sea Surface Level
Stéphane Le Floch, Manager Research Department, Cedre

Is E-Learning the Future?
Stephanie Miller, Office Team Lead, SpillConsult

Convergence of Ensemble Simulations for Environmental Risk Assessment
Dr Tor Nordam, Research Scientist, SINTEF Ocean

Cycling of PAHs in Vegetation: a New Paradigm for Response and Recovery for Oil Spills in Marshes
Prof John Pardue, Professor and Director, Louisiana State University

Real Time in Situ Oil-Spill Detection Using Ships of Opportunity Equipped with FerryBox System
Siim Pärt, Engineer, Tallinn University of Technology

Hydrocarbon Transport in Marine Sediments and the Influence of Chemical Dispersant Application – Potential Implications for Clean-Up Operations
Luis Perez Calderon, PhD Student, University of Aberdeen 

Marine Sediment Oil Degradation Capacity and Effects of Dispersant - Lessons in Monitoring the Deep Sea and Remediation Potential
Lloyd Potts, Postgraduate Researcher, University of Aberdeen

OSRL’s United Kingdom Continental Shelf – Aerial Surveillance Capability
James Pringle, Senior Oil Spill Response Specialist, Oil Spill Response Ltd 

Assessment of Field Sensors for Dispersant Efficacy Monitoring
Dr Xiubin Qi, Research Scientist, CSIRO 

Source Term Analysis of Marine Oil Spill and HNS Release Risk in Chinese Coastal Waters
Bing Qiao, Professor, China Waterborne Transport Research Institute

Modelling Oil Slick Behaviour on the Wadden Sea
Sanne Steenbrink, Researcher & Lecturer, NHL Stenden University

Dispersant Technical Information Sheets – Conveying Multifaceted Toxicity and Effectiveness Data
Geeva Varghese, Country Manager – Australia, Oil Spill Response Ltd and Dr Tom Coolbaugh, Oil Spill Response Advisor, Exxon Mobil Corporation

The Development, Testing and Integration of a Geo-Stabilised Turret for Oil Spill Detection
Daniel White, Response Aviation Manager & Incident Manager, Oil Spill Response Ltd

Production Optimization and Characterization of Trehalose Lipid-Based Biodispersants for Oil Spill Response
Dr Baiyu Zhang, Associate Professor, Northern Region Persistent Organic Pollution Control (NRPOP) Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University

Register to attend

Programme subject to change


  • Dr Christopher Barker



    NOAA Emergency Response Division

    Chris Barker holds a PhD in Coastal Engineering from the UC Berkeley. He is currently working as part of the Scientific Support Team at NOAA’s...

  • Prof Per Johan Brandvik


    Senior Scientist

    SINTEF Ocean

    Dr Brandvik is a Senior Scientist at SINTEF Ocean, Environmental Technology in Trondheim, Norway and an adjunct Professor in Organic Marine...

  • Dr David Chenault



    Polaris Sensor Technologies

    Dr David Chenault is currently the president of Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc. in Huntsville, AL where he is leading a team of 27 scientists and...

  • Arti Chopra


    Senior Response Specialist

    Oil Spill Response Ltd

    Arti Chopra is the Regional Representative for Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) for Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and India. During her time in OSRL...

  • Katherine Colvin


    PhD Student

    University of Exeter

    Katherine began her doctoral training with the Galloway Group at the University of Exeter in 2017. Her project aims to develop a rapid assessment...

  • Dr Tom Coolbaugh


    Oil Spill Response Advisor

    Exxon Mobil Corporation

    Dr Thomas Coolbaugh is an OSR Advisor for ExxonMobil. He’s Vice Chair of IPIECA’s Oil Spill Working Group, and member of API’s Spills Advisory Group...

  • Victor Diaz Seco


    Senior Project Officer

    European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)

    Victor is the Sector Leader - Response Assistance within EMSA’s Pollution Response Services Unit. Main tasks of this Sector include the management of...

  • Samy Djavidnia


    Digitalisation and Application Development

    European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)

    Samy Djavidnia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and a Master’s degree in Space Science. Before joining the European Maritime Safety Agency he...

  • Andrew Graham


    Marine Scientist

    Polaris Applied Sciences

    Andrew Graham has over 14 years of experience in the emergency response field providing scientific and technical support, including but not limited...

  • Marta Januszewska


    Regional Preparedness Advisor

    Oil Spill Response Ltd

    Marta started in an oil spill response industry in 2010 after graduating with MSc in Oceanography and MA in Political Science. Prior to joining OSRL...

  • Mark Kirby


    Science Services Director


    Mark Kirby is Cefas’ Science Services Director responsible for their world class experimental and analytical facilities. Mark’s scientific background...

  • Wolfgang Konkel


    Environmental Scientist


    Wolf is ExxonMobil’s oil and chemical spill modelling specialist. He supports the modelling requirements for E&P oil spill contingency plans,...

  • Bope Bope Lapwong Jean Marie


    Head Officer and National Coordinator

    Centre de Controle et Surveillance de la Pollution Marine

    Bope is Head Officer of the marine and coastal environmental department and National Coordinator of marine pollution monitoring. He has an MSc in...

  • Stéphane Le Floch


    Manager Research Department


    A chemist by training, Stéphane Le Floch has been working at Cedre since 1995, where he was initially in charge of bioremediation techniques for...

  • Stephanie Miller


    Office Team Lead


    Steph joined the SpillConsult team in August of 2014 as a Business Administration Apprentice. Steph is now our Office Team Lead, and is responsible...

  • Dr Tor Nordam


    Research Scientist

    SINTEF Ocean

    Dr Nordam has a PhD in computational physics, and has worked with oil spill modelling since 2013. He works in the department of Environmental...

  • Prof John Pardue


    Professor and Director

    Louisiana State University

    Dr John Pardue is the Elizabeth Howell Stewart Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Louisiana State University where he directs the...

  • Siim Pärt



    Tallinn University of Technology

    I am currently working as an engineer in Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Marine Systems. For the last four years I have been involved...

  • Luis Perez Calderon


    PhD Student

    University of Aberdeen

    Luis Perez is a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen investigating oil-dispersant-sediment systems as well as biodegradation in drill cuttings...

  • Lloyd Potts


    Postgraduate Researcher

    University of Aberdeen

    As a postgraduate researcher Lloyd is investigating the impacts of marine oil pollution. He has an interdisciplinary background with a BSc in...

  • James Pringle


    Senior Oil Spill Response Specialist

    Oil Spill Response Ltd

    James is currently a senior oil spill response specialist with Oil Spill Response Ltd (OSRL), he has attended spills in the UK, Middle East, and West...

  • Dr Xiubin Qi


    Research Scientist


    Dr Xiubin Qi is currently a senior research scientist at CSIRO Energy, Australia, working on research and development of hydrocarbon detection system...

  • Bing Qiao



    China Waterborne Transport Research Institute

    Bing Qiao, Doctor in Environmental Science, Research Scientist, Vice Director of Academic Committee of China Waterborne Transport Research Institute;...

  • Sanne Steenbrink


    Researcher & Lecturer

    NHL Stenden University

    Sanne has over 10 years’ experience in research & development of biological wastewater treatment for the industry and 5 years' experience as a...

  • Geeva Varghese


    Country Manager – Australia

    Oil Spill Response Ltd

    A background in Environmental Engineering (B. Eng.) allowed Geeva to pursue a professional career with OSRL over 10 years. Joining as an Oil Spill...

  • Daniel White


    Response Aviation Manager & Incident Manager

    Oil Spill Response Ltd

    Daniel joined the Company as a Response Specialist in 2003 having worked within the Oil Industry as a mechanical engineer for several years. Daniel...

  • Lito Xirotyri


    Senior Project Officer, Cooperation & Information, Pollution Response Services

    European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)

    Lito Xirotyri is a Senior Project Officer working in EMSA’s Pollution Response Services Unit since 2005. She is in charge of developing and...

  • Dr Baiyu Zhang


    Associate Professor

    Northern Region Persistent Organic Pollution Control (NRPOP) Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University

    Dr Baiyu Zhang is Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University, Canada. Her...

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