Added on 2007-08-29 15:47:05
The Sea Alarm conference in Thermae Palace in Oostende, Belgium (1-3 October 2007) focusses on the rescue of marine birds and mammals in case of an oil spill. Guest are skilled European experts, exchanging knowledge and ideas. Gosts are the Sea Alarm Foundation, VLIZ, MUMM and Wildlife Rescue Center Ostend.
You better be prepared in case an oil spill occurs in front of your coast! Especially when many marine birds and mammals are the victim of the floating black gunk. Remember the Tricolor or the Prestige?
Between 1 and 3 October 2007 the European experts in the treatment of oiled birds and mammals meet at the 4th Sea Alarm Conference in Thermae palace in Oostende (Belgium). They will exchange ideas and experiences. Presentations of skilled spreakers and poster presentations will give a ‘state-of-the-art’ within four themes: How are we prepared to an oil spill? How do we react best? How do we monotor for oil spills? How do we assess the situation after a spill occured? Extra attention will be given to the following issues: planning and stakeholder involvement, international coorperation, communication and media, techniques and scientific aspects of the treatments, rehabilitation and post release survival, design and use of mobile units and equipment, capacity building and financial aspects of a wildlife response.
Hosts are the Sea Alarm Foundation, Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Management Unit of the North Sea Mathematical Models (BMM/MUMM), Wildlife Rescue Centre Ostend (VOC-Oostende vzw) and Tourism Ostend. Programme and practical information are given on the conference website.