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Improving global oiled wildlife response preparedness

Sea Alarm seeks to encourage and create sustainable multi-stakeholder solutions that optimise preparedness for and response to marine wildlife emergencies. Learn more about our work…

Sea Alarm’s first 20 years: We are stronger together (Part 2)

In our last 20-year anniversary article (Part 1) we introduced the importance of networking, the role Sea Alarm has had in initiating and coordinating NGO Response networks and reviewed the history of the European Network EUROWA. In Part 2, we continue the story, presenting the work of the Global Oiled Wildlife Response System (GOWRS) and some closing words on the significance of these networks, which leave the world better prepared for oiled wildlife response.

Sea Alarm’s first 20 years: We are stronger together – building expertise networks (Part 1)

Network is a word that is used a lot nowadays, but what is a network? For Sea Alarm, it is a group of organisations and/or individuals with a common interest working together. We have a strong belief that by cooperating and striving towards common goals, a well-coordinated network can grow to be stronger than the sum of its parts (in other words, its individual members). 

Sea Alarm’s first 20 years: Laying the foundations for European oiled wildlife response capability

At the turn of the new millennium, Sea Alarm was still a young organisation aiming to bring more professionalism into the field of oiled wildlife response by working in cooperation with animal care specialists, governments and industry stakeholders. This journey to professionalism, marked by a number of serious oil spills, was not a smooth one. provides an overview of the discipline of oiled wildlife response and preparedness.

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