IOPC Funds set to deliver courses, training activities and conference presentations at Interspill 2022

Posted: 27/05/2022
Categories: News – External Relations

The IOPC Funds are delighted to support Interspill 2022, the European oil spill conference and exhibition which will take place at the RAI Exhibition Centre, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 21-23 June 2022.

As an official supporter of the event and member of the organising committee, the IOPC Funds Secretariat is involved in the organisation of the event and is set to deliver presentations and chair sessions during the conference, hold an exhibition stand, and run a number of training activities, including several interactive sessions as part of the new Interspill Academy.

Claims and compensation training course

Prior to the conference, on Monday 20 June, the IOPC Funds will deliver a free training course aimed at professional responders and government officials.  It will focus on how costs may be recovered more efficiently and how compensation is paid in the event of a tanker spill under the international oil pollution liability and compensation regime. This two-hour course will provide guidance on how to submit claims for compensation for clean-up operations, as well as economic losses, environmental monitoring studies and reinstatement measures, and will include a number of case studies and practical examples (read more here).

Interspill Academy – An interactive session on pollution response claims

On Tuesday 21 June, after the completion of day one of the conference, the IOPC Funds and the International Group (IG) of P&I Clubs will run a one-hour interactive session to showcase how the two organisations deal with claims for compensation for response activities following an oil spill.

The session will introduce the liability system, before turning to a face-to-face panel discussion between the IOPC Funds and IG Club representatives on the frequent issues that they encounter when dealing with response claims (read more here).

Interspill Academy – An interactive session on HNS Reporting and contributions

This session will be a joint one-hour session, also at the end of Tuesday, 21 June, to be delivered by the IOPC Funds and VNCI (the Dutch Chemical Industry).  Following a short presentation on the 2010 HNS Convention and corresponding reporting guidelines, a face-face discussion with the representative from VNCI will focus on the issues still facing the chemical industry as well as those issues already resolved as a result of the cooperation between the various parties engaged in the process of bringing into effect the provisions of the HNS Convention, in particular with regards to reporting and contributions (read more here).

Interspill Academy – An interactive session on Claims for environmental damage and post spill studies

A further one-hour interactive session will take place on Wednesday, 22 June focusing on how claims for environmental damage and post-spill monitoring studies are covered and assessed under the existing international liability conventions.  A panel discussion between IOPC Funds and ITOPF representatives will explore the frequent issues encountered when dealing with claims for environmental damage and how claims for post-spill monitoring studies are assessed, all illustrated using practical examples of real-life cases.

Interspill Academy – An interactive session on HNS tools and guidelines

The final interactive session to be delivered will be a joint session on Wednesday, 22 June with the IOPC Funds and REMPEC (the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea).  It will commence with a short presentation by the IOPC Funds, before an open forum with the representative from REMPEC, concentrating on the tools, guidelines and plans already in place to deal with HNS incidents.

Interspill 2022 will be one of the first face-to-face events for the oil spill industry since the pandemic, following a coordinated decision by the three triennial oil spill events (IOSC, Spillcon and Interspill) to postpone each of their respective events by one year. Interspill is committed to ensuring the 2022 event is COVID-19 safe and welcoming to exhibitors, conference delegates and visitors alike.

The IOPC Funds are looking forward to this opportunity to reconnect with the response community and to extending awareness of the role of the organisation.

Register to attend the event here and visit us on stand A65, where we will be based alongside the International Group of P&I Clubs.  

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