This year's theme, 'MARPOL at 50 - our commitment goes on', reflects the organization's history of protecting the environment from the impact of shipping. Ipieca works to support MARPOL through a range of expertise around technologies, GHG emissions reduction, marine spill preparedness and response, health and safety.
Ipieca, API and IOGP have released a new publication -Guidelines on implementing spill impact mitigation assessment (SIMA)- produced in support of the Ipieca-IOGP guidance on net environmental benefit analysis (NEBA). A key objective for any oil spill response is to minimize the impacts to ecological, socio-economic and cultural resources at risk through the development of a safe and effective response strategy.
The 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a common global framework for navigating the world's most urgent economic, social, and environmental challenges. While governments have the primary responsibility to prioritize, coordinate and implement efforts to meet the SDGs, there is wide recognition that the private sector and civil society will play critical roles in the implementation of national plans.
Ipieca has released a new publication - Key principles for the protection, care and rehabilitation of oiled wildlife. This was developed in support of the Ipieca-IOGP guidance Wildlife response preparedness. The document provides additional guidance for animal protection and care in an oiled wildlife response to help operators and responders: Understand the overarching principles of wildlife response, including:
Ipieca has released a new publication - Dispersant storage, maintenance, transport and testing. This was produced in support of the Ipieca-IOGP guidance on surface and subsurface dispersant. Dispersant use can mitigate the overall impact of an oil spill by removing oil from the sea's surface, thereby protecting marine mammals, birds, coastal habitats and shorelines. The oil and shipping industries and their regulators place a high priority on the prevention of oil spills.