Interspill 2022 is the next event in the triennial series of international oil spill clean up events. Expected to attract over 1,500 delegates, visitors and exhibitors from 70+ countries, Interspill 2022 will provide a face-to-face forum to discuss issues and showcase innovative solutions which will improve global readiness and demonstrate why spill preparedness remains highly relevant. It will be held at the RAI Exhibition and Conference Centre in Amsterdam from 21-23 June 2022.
The concept of Interspill was launched over 20 years ago and was designed to address the changes taking place in the world of marine spills at that time. Innovation and development in shipping has seen a significant reduction in the number of spills. However, they still occur. Any harm caused by pollution must be prevented and if this is not possible must be cleaned up quickly and thoroughly be it at sea or on land.
Vessels are increasing in size and becoming more automated in operation; the oceans are increasingly busy, but their health is declining and pollutants including debris and plastic threaten the diversity and wildlife within and on which we rely. Oil production is increasingly focused on mature basins, often with ageing infrastructure which poses an oil spill risk, meanwhile corporate rationalisation has recently seen a lot of internal oil spill resource and corporate knowledge retire from corporations.
At the same time our most important resource, the people in our industry, are drawn from different cultures, religions and genders. When an incident occurs they are expected to work seamlessly together as part of a team to achieve success and safe partnership working.
Against this backdrop, Interspill 2022 will provide a face-to-face forum to discuss these issues and showcase innovative solutions which will improve global readiness and demonstrate why spill preparedness remains highly relevant and adds true value to all who invest in it and use the oceans for commerce.
The event will be held over three floors of the centre with an exhibition on the ground floor which will also host innovation, training and industry workshops and seminars. The mezzanine floor will be used for the opening and closing ceremony, some conference topics and for major product or innovation launches. The conference will be held on the third floor in a fully automated venue with ample seating.
Ipieca is a member of the Interspill Committee. The conference is co-chaired by Ipieca Technical Director Rob Cox alongside Rob James.