Sea Alarm’s global network of oiled wildlife responders includes leading organisations with extensive oiled wildlife response experience such as the International Bird Rescue and Research Center, Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research Center, Oiled Wildlife Care Network, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Emergency Response Team, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, SANCOBB, Massey University and Taronga Zoo.
Sea Alarm tries to contibute to the cooperation between these organisations in order to exchange experiences, identify standards of good practice, develop training models and training opportunities, and facilitate an international response, when necessary.
The global network meets predominantly during Effects of Oil on Wildlife Conferences which are held once every two to three years. At these Conferences new developments in approaches to oiled wildlife incidents, new techniques and/or protocols, are shared and case histories of recent incidents are presented and discussed.
The global network is Sea Alarm’s main resource in the preparedness for and response to incidents that require the cooperation of international teams. Sea Alarm has been developing an international oiled wildlife response system that facilitates the mobilisation of the most experienced groups in the world.
As part of its cooperation with Oil Spill Response, Sea Alarm is closely involved in developing the preparedness of the oil industry for oiled wildlife preparedness and response.