Paid Course

Marine Oil Spill Pollution Prevention and Response Part 1

This course educates students on identifying different types of oil spills, and the measures that can be taken to prevent and minimize damage.

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General Aims

The following course should enable you to:

  • Understand different oil spills, their composition, and the reason why spills occur
  • Learn about the OPRC convention and the purpose behind it
  • Identify strategies needed for containment and recovery of spilt oil 
  • Classify, identify and predict impact according to the type of oil spilt
  • Learn more about the environmental effect that an oil spill has on the environment, and the measures in place to reduce risk and impact

Target Audience

This course is aimed at all those who would like to learn more about oil spills, and gain an overview on the main sources of oil released into the marine environment, their relative importance, and their principle causes.

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