This course educates students on identifying different types of oil spills, and the measures that can be taken to prevent and minimize damage.
Would you like to learn more about the technicalities involved within oil spills, and what equipment is needed to prevent, and minimize the impact of an oil spill? Part Two of the MOSPPR course moves onto a discussion of the equipment needed, and the characteristics of different containment booms. It focuses on the functionality of a boom, and boom selection criteria. In addition, various types of skimmers are discussed, and the advantages and disadvantages of each type. Finally, module 2 will conclude with an outline on deployment, recovery, and configurations of containment booms.
The following course should enable you to:
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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