This introductory course is addressed to those who have no prior experience in the spill preparedness and response regime and may participate in an emergency oil spill response team.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify spill’s causes and behavior
  • Determine potential impacts from marine oil pollution
  • Describe general features of legal framework and contingency planning
  • Comprehend main principles of oil spill response methods
  • Exercise lessons learnt through case scenarios


  • Introduction to oil spills
  • Behaviour and fate of an oil spill
  • Spill impacts and environmental considerations
  • International legislation and implementation
  • Contingency planning and response organisation
  • Overview of spill response techniques
  • Safety and environmental principles of oil spill response
  • Theoretical exercises

The standard length of the course is 8h.

There are no prerequisite requirements for this course.

Delegates will receive certification under NI International Scheme. The certification is valid for three (3) years and can be renewed by attending a Refresher course.