The 2011 International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) is scheduled for 23-26 May in Portland, Oregon, USA. The conference theme of Promoting the Science of Spill Response continues the long tradition of the IOSC since 1969 of providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and lessons learned from actual spill responses and research around the world.
IPIECA has played an active role in the organization of the conference, and will be visible during the event through taking part in the exhibition and sponsoring the closing gala reception. Several papers will be presented by IPIECA members, including documents on Oil spill preparedness and co-operation in the Caspian Sea and Black Sea, and in West and Central Africa. An IPIECA paper on Advancing oil spill preparedness and response techniques for Arctic conditions will also be presented.