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Volunteer management

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When facing an emergency such as an oil spill, a consequent beaching on the coast of oil must be taken into account. A fundamental role, within the overall system of subjects and authorities intervening in rescue operations, can and must be played by volunteers: an irreplaceable energy of European Civil Protection system. Volunteers can provide a valuable support function for the coordinating institutions…

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Oiled Shoreline Assessment

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Surveying polluted sites and assessing the level of oiling are crucial when responding to accidental oil spills. A thorough survey is the only way to assess the extent of the spill in addition to deciding which areas should be given priority for cleanup and helping decision-makers deciding which techniques and equipment are most suitable.

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Oiled Shoreline Cleanup

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Response on the shoreline consists of a sequence of closely linked operations, which must be made compatible: Measures taken before the pollution reaches the shore, Site cleanup and Worksite and waste management...

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Oiled Wildlife response

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The involvement of volunteers has been important in past wildlife responses, reducing the costs of the relatively labour intensive work that is involved. A volunteer can be defined as an individual who desires to assist with the response out of free will and therefore is involved as a member of an unpaid work force and not as an employee.

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Fishermen's Support in Oil Spill Response

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While responding to a marine pollution event, responders have to resort to prompt and efficient methods to limit the spread of the pollutant at the earliest stage possible. However, they can face insufficient or even a complete lack of specific response means usable suitable to, amongst others, the environmental conditions, the location of the pollution, and the pollutant’s properties and evolution...

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Oil Spill Waste Management

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The Waste Management package will address the support of volunteers to ensure an adequate waste management, taking into account logistical aspects as well as HSE implications with the exception of some aspects that might be dealt with in the other packages...

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