IMO regional workshop on contingency planning for the Dutch Antilles
On 6-7 April 2017, the IOPC Funds will participate with a speaker at a conference organised by the Government of Curaçao on public communication during crises, including oil spills. The six Caribbean islands of the Kingdom of the Netherlands will attend the conference. The Funds will give a presentation on oil spill management, including the handling of claims.
Meetings of the IOPC Funds' governing bodies
The next meetings of the IOPC Funds will take place during the week of 24 April 2017. Circulars containing the invitation and provisional agenda will be issued nearer the time. Further information can be found here.
The IOPC Funds has been invited to participate in a regional seminar on the international liability and compensation regime for all Latin America countries. The seminar will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 8-9 May 2017 and is being organised by P&I correspondents in close cooperation with the Argentine Coast Guard. The Funds will make a number of presentations alongside the International Group of P&I Associations, ITOPF and other industry stakeholders. The seminar will be followed by a one day national workshop for the benefits of the Argentine Coast Guard.
International Oil Spill Conference
The International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) will take place from 15-18 May, in Long Beach, California, USA. Held on a three-year cycle in conjunction with the Interspill and Spillcon conferences, the IOSC provides a forum for professionals from the international community, the private sector, government, and non-governmental organisations to highlight and discuss innovations and best practices across the spectrum of prevention, preparedness, response and restoration. The Funds will participate in the conference and have an exhibition stand. The theme for IOSC 2017 is Prevent, Prepare, Respond and Restore. More information can be found here.
40th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting and 20th Meeting of the Committee for Environmental Protection
The 40th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) and the 20th Meeting of the Committee for Environmental Protection will take place in Beijing, China from 23 May-1 June 2017. The ATCM sees the 12 Parties to the Antarctic Treaty convene annually for the purpose of exchanging information, consulting together on matters of common interest pertaining to Antarctica, including environmental protection and marine pollution. The IOPC Funds have been invited to submit a document and take part in this meeting to share its expertise in the field of compensation for pollution damage.