Paid Course

Marine Oil Spill Pollution Prevention and Response Part 3

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

Course Syllabus

More about Marine Oil Spills

General Aims

The following course should enable you to:

  • Learn about your options in containing recovered oil or water
  • Minimize the water and and debris content in an oil or water mixture
  • Understand the function of dispersants, and the relevant environmental concerns and health hazards that may be associated with them 
  • Be familiar with available dispersants and be able to describe their technical use
  • Gain the ability to identify different typical absorbing materials and use natural vegetation to your advantage in order to combat spills

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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