Interspill 2022 – Opening Day

After three years of planning and worry over COVID prompting long discussions on Interspill being a face-to-face, hybrid or online event, today Interspill opens as a pure face-to-face event with three opening keynotes.

The following senior industry leaders open Interspill this morning at 0930:

Sander Winckels, Rijkswaterstaat
Ms Maja Markovčić Kostelac, EMSA Executive Director
Morten Mikkelsen, IPIECA Chair

They will then tour the very full exhibition and view the poster displays by which time there is the opportunity to network and have lunch.

The conference starts this afternoon with sessions on:

Incident Management
Contingency Planning and Preparedness
Hazardous and Noxious Substances
Offshore surface response
Surveillance Modelling and Visualisation
Shipping Risks

There is a very interesting Science Workshop on Trends in Propulsion, recognising that the shipping industry is starting to plan the move away from hydrocarbons and how our industry needs to prepare.

The Innovations Workshops will hear presentations on:

Darcy and Ayles Fernie will launch STRATUS – their new aerial dispersant system
SpillTech will present their range of spill response tools – these are very suitable for recovery of marine plastics as well as conventional hydrocarbon spill
SurfCleaner will present the world’s first skimmer/separator hybrid.

At the end of the day there will be Interspill Academy courses provided by IOPC Funds, IGP&I and VNCI as follows:

Pollution response claims and  HNS Reporting and Contribution

All in all, it will be a very full and interesting day that will conclude with the traditional end of day

Darcy/Ayles Fernie- ‘STRATUS an effective aerial dispersant application tool.’
SpillTech- One tool cannot do it all; for doing a good job cleaning up, you need a toolbox!
SurfCleaner –  the world’s first skimmer separator hybrid

The day will close with the traditional Exhibition Party!

There is still time to attend Interspill – register at:

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To give you a taste of what will be happening at Interspill watch the movie below!