The IOPC Funds has been invited to participate in SCOPE (Skagerrak Chemical Oilspill Pollution Exercise) 2017 in Norway. Set to be one of the largest spill response exercises ever carried out in European waters, SCOPE 2017 is being organised by the Norwegian Coastal Administration, co-funded by the European Union, and will involve organisations from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Greenland. The IOPC Funds will observe the exercise and deliver a presentation as part of a Claims Workshop taking place during the event.
Four-day Interactive Regional Workshop on IMO Civil Liability Conventions
The IOPC Funds have been invited to take part in a four-day interactive regional workshop on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) civil liability conventions between 26–29 September in Suva, Fiji. The workshop, which is being organised and funded by IMO's Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP), will see the IOPC Funds' Legal Counsel, Mr Kensuke Kobayashi, join representatives from IMO and the International Group of P&I Associations, to deliver presentations and hold discussion sessions on the international liability and compensation regime for tanker spills, the role of the IOPC Funds and the 2010 HNS Convention.
Meetings of the IOPC Funds' governing bodies
The next regular sessions of the IOPC Funds' governing bodies will take place during the week of 30 October 2017. Please note that these dates differ to those originally agreed in October 2016, as announced in circular IOPC/2017/Circ.4. Circulars containing the invitation and provisional agenda will be issued nearer the time. Further information can be found here.
Interspill 2018, the European oil spill conference and exhibition, will take place at Excel, in London over 13-15 March 2018. Being a member of the organising committee, the IOPC Funds' Secretariat will be involved in the organisation of the event and will also have a stand providing information on the work of the organisation as well as guidance on the claims process and admissibility criteria. Interspill 2018 will be preceded by a small number of training course. Further information can be found here.
Oil Spill India 2018
Oil Spill India, an international conference and exhibition which focuses on oil spill prevention, preparedness, and response, will take place on 5 and 6 July 2018 in New Delhi, India. As a strategic partner, the IOPC Funds will again play an active role in the event as it did at the 2016 conference. The Secretariat will also hold an exhibition stand. Further information can be found at www.oilspillindia.org.