Since EMPOWER membership was opened in November 2009, applications to join the network are starting to roll into Sea Alarm’s mailbox.
As Secretariat for the EMPOWER initiative, Sea Alarm will formally submit these applications to the EMPOWER Steering Group for consideration every two months. The first group of applicant organisations have been granted membership in a Steering Group teleconference on 9 February. The accepted members will then be listed on the EMPOWER section of www.oiledwildlife.eu.
Many other organisations have let us know that they are waiting for an internal approval of the membership application, and the second wave of applications is guaranteed to be a multitude of the number now included.