02 April 2014
Experts in Marine emergency response and environmental monitoring of marine spills are joining forces to respond better to future oil and chemical threats to the UK and global marine environment.
Cefas is sponsoring the 2nd PREMIAM Conference, taking place on 4 June, which will bring together scientists, regulators and other professionals working in the marine spill field. The conference will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to share best practice and knowledge in the planning, management and co-ordination of marine monitoring activities following marine incidents.
The meeting will also cover the importance of preparedness, coordination and funding to the effectiveness of marine environmental monitoring in an emergency context. It will investigate the status of existing arrangements and aims to provide an essential forum for debate. The meeting aims to agree a set of outcomes to lead to improved responses to marine spillages in the future.
Mark Kirby, Cefas' Emergency Response programme leader and chair of the Premiam group, said: "The 2012 conference achieved real improvements in guidance and monitoring coordination. I hope that this second conference will drive forward the further improvements needed around preparedness, coordination and funding and this is why we think it is so important for Cefas to continue to support and co-ordinate this initiative.
Join us on 4 June at SOAS, London
You are invited to contribute to this important opportunity and join our expert speakers from organisations including Defra, ITOPF, Oil and Gas UK, BP, OSRL, Marine Scotland, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the conservation agencies and two international guest speakers
For the full programme and booking details look at http://cmscoms.com/?p=1326 .
PREMIAM is an initiative aimed at improving post-spill environmental monitoring practices through the application of sound science and effective management and coordination. Premiam is co-ordinated by emergency response and impact assessment experts from Cefas (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science) and is now in its 5th year. It has wide support from all relevant UK government stakeholders and fully engages the scientific, emergency response and industry communities in delivering its aims.
For any queries about the wider Premiam initiative please contact firstname.lastname@example.org