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Launched in 1996, the Global Initiative (GI) is an umbrella programme under which governments, through the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and the oil industry, through IPIECA, work together to assist countries in developing national structures and capability for oil spill preparedness and response.
The GI programme is jointly led by the IMO and IPIECA, with strong participation from the International Tankers Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF), industry-funded Tier 3 oil spill centres (strategically sited response centres that hold large quantities of specialized resources, held in readiness to respond to a spill), as well as the leveraged contributions of the industry members themselves.

 


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Three different regions have established GI programmes:

Ad-hoc activities are also arranged from time to time in other regions such as China and the Mediterranean.

 


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Three different regions have established GI programmes:

Ad-hoc activities are also arranged from time to time in other regions such as China and the Mediterranean.