This course educates students on identifying different types of oil spills, and the measures that can be taken to prevent and minimize damage.Buy Now
Part one will introduce the topic, and describe the properties, behaviour, and fate of oil spills. It will delve into the devasting impacts that spills can have on the surrounding environment, and talk both about prevention, as well as damage control. You will learn about the OPRC Convention and the purpose behind it, and be able to identify strategies needed for the containment and recovery of oil, and predict impact according to the type of oil spilt.
Part two will focus on the technicalities involved within oil spills, and the equipment needed to prevent, and minimise the impact of an oil spill. Here you will learn about the type of equipment that is needed, and the characteristics of different containment booms. These characteristics include the functionality of a boom, and this will then guide the boom selection criteria. Apart from booms, skimmers will be discussed, covering both the advantages and the disadvantages of each type. Finally, this part will outline deployment, recovery, and configuaration of containment booms.
Part three will bring the course to an end by talking about how recovered oil is transported and stored, and the typical problems and risks associated with this movement. You will learn about the differet dispersants, and their function and application, and the materials that can be used to absorb oils. The latter will not only focus on manufactored products, but also how you can make use of natural vegatation and locally available materials in order to combat spills. There will be emphasis on not only damage prevention, but the importance of cleaning up any damage that occurs, be it at sea, or on land, or to any 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.
This bundle will provide you with a solid understanding on the basics of Marine Oil Spills. At the end of this course you will be able to:
This course is aimed at all those who would like to learn more about oil spills, and gain an overview of the main sources of oil released into the marine environment, their relative importance, and their principle causes