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SPILL RESPONSE EXPERIENCE

Objective

On 13 Nov. 2002 the Bahamian-flag tanker PRESTIGE ran into trouble during a storm 34 km off Cape Finisterre and began to leak its cargo of 77, 000 tonnes of oil. After drifting for six days along the coast, the tanker broke in half about 225 kilometres off shore, having spilled about 11, 000 tonnes of oil. Several hundred kilometres of coastline were coated in oil sludge by the disaster, especially Galicia but also Asturias, Cantabria and Basque country in Spain as well as several departments in western France.

Objectives of SPILL RESPONSE EXPERIENCE COORDINATION ACTION-SPREEX CA are based on existing experience for response to oil spills. Objectives are as follows: identify research needs, propose clusters of existing projects included in different work programmes, generate synergies for building new projects and partnerships between authorities and regulators, end users, university and researchers.

SPREEX CA will elaborate a plan of recommendations based on analysis of four themes:
- Rolls of each party dealing with spills response.
- Oil spill response vessels (OSRV) and the equipment.
- Spill response Its.
- Environmental impacts of spills and costs.

For the analysis of each theme, a work group will be set up and three workshops will be held. A steering committee will also be set up and its members will follow the debate of the four groups and joint after each meeting of the groups. So that the steering committee will be in charge to elaborate a single document of recommendations which will be given to the relevant policy makers and other stakeholders, at national and international level. Finally, at least one conference will be hold and all partners will take part. A management team guarantees the success of the CA. This team will be integrated by persons with great experience on the EU financial aid programmes and on maritime issues. The two tasks, the administrative management and the technical advice will be carried out by different organisation.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-TRANSPORT-3
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

PUERTOS DEL ESTADO
Address
Avda. Del Partenón, 10
Madrid
Spain

Participants (25)

CENTRE DE DOCUMENTATION, DE RECHERCHE ET D´EXPRIMENTATIONS SUR LES POLLUTIONS ACCIDENTELLES DE EAUX
France
Address
715 Rue Alain Colas
CS 41836 Brest
HIDTMA, S.L.
Spain
Address
C/ Perú, 6 Edificio Twin Golf A
Las Matas - Las Rozas - Madrid
SSPA SWEDEN AB
Sweden
Address

24001 Gothenburg
CONSULTORES INVESTIGACIÓN TECNOLÓGICA S.L.
Spain
Address
Lirios 4
Madrid
KOCKUMS ENGINEERING AB
Sweden
Address
Stora Varvsg 11 L
Malmö
AURENSIS
Spain
Address
San Francisco De Sales, 38
Madrid
CONSULTRANS S.A.
Spain
Address
Serrano, 6 2º-2ª
Madrid
CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL MAR, FUNDACIÓN CETMAR
Spain
Address
Eduardo Cabello, S/n
Vigo
NORSK MARINTEKNISK FORSKNINGSINSTITUTT
Norway
Address
Otto Nielsens Vei 10
4125 Trondheim
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Serrano 117
Madrid
GATEWAY STRATEGIC CONSULTANCY SERVICES, SL
Spain
Address
Paseo Zorrilla 89
Valladolid
INSTITUTO MARTIMO ESPAÑOL, S.A.
Spain
Address
C/ Jorge Juan, 19, 1ºdcha
Madrid
ASOCIACION NACIONAL DE AGENTES MARPOL
Spain
Address
Av. Madrid, 50. Duplex 15. San Sebastian De Los Reyes
Madrid
STC B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Wilhelminakade 701
51290 Rotterdam
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Riccarton
Edinburgh
MANCOMUNIDADE DA ÁREA INTERMUNICIPAL DE VIGO
Spain
Address
Vía Da Hispanidade 17
Vigo
STIFTELSEN FOR INDUSTRIELL OG TEKNISK FORSKNING VED NORGES TEKNISKE HØGSKOLE
Norway
Address
Strindveien 4
Trondheim
UNIVERSIDADE DE VIGO
Spain
Address
Campus Universitario
Vigo
SOCIEDAD DE SALVAMENTO Y SEGURIDAD MARÍTIMA
Spain
Address
Fruela 3
Madrid
TRUE HEADING AB
Sweden
Address
Nybergsgatan 6B
Stockholm
BUREAU VERITAS
France
Address
17 Bis Place Des Reflets
Paris La Défence - Cédex
FUNDACIÓN OBSERVACION DE PROSPECTIVA TECNOLÓGICA INDUSTRIAL
Spain
Address
C/ Juan Bravo Nº 10 4ª Planta
Madrid
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TÉCNICA AEROESPACIAL "ESTEBAN TERRADAS"
Spain
Address
Ctra. De Ajalvir, Km. 4
Torrejón De Ardoz - Madrid
CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS Y EXPERIMENTACIÓN DE OBRAS PÚBLICAS
Spain
Address
Alfonso Xii, 3-5
Madrid
DHI - WATER - ENVIRONMENT - HEALTH
Denmark
Address
Agern Allé 11
Hørsholm