Post-spill Environmental Monitoring Arrangements for England Reviewed
The development of clear arrangements for the initiation and conduct of monitoring and impact assessment following a marine spill are key to any effective response programme. The Premiam initiative has been leading on the establishment of these arrangements across the United Kingdom as one of its key deliverables.
New PMCC Chair for England
Robin Law (Cefas), who has been the PMCC chair for England since the inception of the role in 2012, is stepping down from the role in February 2015 and will be succeeded by his Cefas colleague Dr Brett Lyons...
19 January 2015
PMCC initiated for the Hoegh Osaka incident
The Hoegh Osaka incident has been running since 3rd January 2015 when the car carrier was beached on Bramble Bank in the Solent after listing on leaving Southampton. Although the incident posed a relatively low level of spill risk a Premiam Monitoring Coordination Cell (PMCC) was set up, comprising staff from Cefas and the Environment Agency...
The 2nd Premiam Conference... A great success.
The 2nd Premiam conference was held in London on June 4th 2014. With over 100 delegates from across government, industry and academia and with representatives from across the UK and Europe it provided a unique delegate profile to address many of the key issues facing those interesting in effective post-spill environmental monitoring.
28 March 2014
Environmental Monitoring of Marine Spills – The 2nd Premiam Conference
The 1st Premiam conference explored the relevance and importance of an effective monitoring programme to a range of stakeholders. This 2nd conference will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to understand/debate the key issues around being ready to undertake prompt monitoring and the factors that need to be in place.