This course educates students on identifying different types of oil spills, and the measures that can be taken to prevent and minimize damage.
Welcome to the final part of the MOSPPR Course! Now that you’ve gained a solid understanding in oil spills and the equipment used to contain or prevent them, it’s time to look into how recovered oil is transported and stored, and the typical problems and safety risks that are related to the transfer and transportation of recovered oils. Different dispersants will be discussed, together with their function and application. In addition, materials that are used to absorb oils will be studied, and you will learn how to use natural vegetation and locally available materials in order to combat oil spills. It is important to not only prevent damage, but also to clean up any damage that occurs, both at sea, on land, or to any mammals or creatures that were unfortunately affected. You will learn how to draw up an operational plan, and organize your own cleanups that follow the health and safety aspects required.
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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