18 September 2012
The Ministry of Defence has now joined as a core Premiam partner. The Premiam initiative continues to work to promote and implement best practice application of science and co-ordination to ensure post-spill environmental monitoring is conducted effectively. The MoD, with its wide maritime interests, is an important government stakeholder in this respect and their involvement in the group ensures continued support and uptake of the Premiam initiatives across UK government.
Mark Kirby, Cefas' Premiam co-ordinator, says "We very much welcome the involvement of the MoD as part of the Premiam initiative. This now takes the number of Premiam partners to 21, representing all the main marine and emergency response stakeholders across UK government, and ensures that the initiatives and aims of the Premiam partners get widespread support and uptake."