Information resources

A vast array of training and technical information materials relating to all aspects of preparedness and response to marine pollution incidents have been developed and are available through IMO Publishing. In addition, details of many other relevant tools, references and best practices developed by governments, industry, and recognized institutions from around the world have been compiled and are listed here to further assist countries develop their response capacity and implement the provisions of the OPRC 90 and OPRC-HNS Protocol. This information is periodically reviewed and updated, to ensure it incorporates the most current information available on pollution preparedness and response topics and issues.

The compiled resources have been organized as follows:

  • Technical Information
    An inventory of available resources on the various aspects of oil and chemical pollution preparedness and response issues.

  • Oil Spill Organizations and Resource Providers
    Information on oil spill response organizations, governmental agencies, scientific organizations and equipment providers with knowledge and expertise on oil pollution preparedness and response issues.

  • HNS Centres of Expertise
    Organizations and/or centres dealing with preparedness and response issues related to HNS.