Global oil spill issues to be addressed at upcoming conference

PREPARATION is underway for Spillcon 2013 – the international oil spill preparedness and response conference for the Asia Pacific region.
Hosted by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and the Australian Institute of Petroleum, Spillcon operates in cooperation with the International Oil Spill Conference in the US and Interspill in Europe, with each event taking place in a three-year cycle.
According to AMSA, this alignment worked to enhance regional and global knowledge-sharing capabilities and provided greater resources for addressing worldwide oil spill issues.
The conferences provide a venue for experts from around the globe to share information on spill prevention, preparedness, response and restoration in a common forum.
“Events such as Spillcon continue to provide a unique opportunity for members of industry, government and the service sector to keep abreast of all major developments in the field and
interact with subject matter experts,” an AMSA representative said. Spillcon 2013 will be held during April in the heart of the Asia Pacific region, in the vibrant tropical Queensland city
of Cairns, surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef and the state’s spectacular rainforests. The conference and exhibition will bring together 400 national and international delegates and up to 50 exhibitors from around the world.
Proudly organised by Australia’s key government and industry agencies responsible for the nation’s marine environmental protection, Spillcon 2013 is also supported by the International Maritime Organisation, Maritime Safety Queensland, Ports North, APPEA and the National Offshore Petroleum Safety & Environmental Management Authority. More information including registrations of interest for delegates, sponsors and exhibitors is available on the Spillcon website.

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