Train the Trainers Course for Libyan delegation, 22-24 November 2016


Within the framework of the POSOW II, the Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution (CEDRE) in co-operation with the “Instituto Portuario de Estudios y Cooperación” (FEPORTS), the “Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale” (ISPRA), and the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC), organized a special session of Train the Trainers (TtT) on Preparedness for Oil-Polluted Shoreline Clean-up and Oiled Wildlife Response, which was held in Hotel Lella Meriam, Zarzis, Tunisia, between 22 and 24 November 2016.

Due to the fact that Libyan delegation was unable to attend the initial TtT sessions, held in Brest, France, in April 2016, this TtT could take place thanks to the involvement of the POSOWII Partners, Cedre, ISPRA, FEPORTS and REMPEC, to duplicate the TtT programme in Tunisia and the kind support of the Mediterranean Oil Industry Group (MOIG), in ensuring the field exercises, and with the cooperation of Tunisian authorities who hosted kindly this special session of the TtT.

The main objectives of this event were to train trainers on oil-polluted shoreline assessment, oil-polluted shoreline clean-up, oil spill waste management, oil spill volunteers ‘management and fishermen’s support in oil spill response to strengthen local capabilities.
With the friendly support of MOIG’s members, the course was ended with a practical session on MARETAP and ECUMED PETROLEUM premises. Oil-polluted shoreline response was simulated in front of quarantine viewers.

This 3-day training course will able in a second phase, the 9 participants to become lecturers during a future National Pilot Training Course in Libya.

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