Since 1982, the Effects of Oil on Wildlife Conferences have been organised to bring oiled wildlife response professionals together and offer a platform to exchange information, knowledge and new developments. This series of conferences is the only one of its kind and, due to its truly global character, attracts participants from around the world.
Sea Alarm together with the Estonian Fund for Nature and Oil Spill Response hosted the 10th EOW Conference in 2009. The Conference was held in Tallinn, Estonia from October 5th to 9th, 2009. In addition to being a beautiful city with a medieval centre, Tallinn also borders the Baltic Sea, which is one of the areas in the world where shipping activities and oil transport are increasing rapidly and where oil pollution is causing serious problems.
The Effects of Oil on Wildlife is an essential conference for anyone working in a field related to oil pollution and its effects on wildlife.
Conference topics included:
- Critical habitat and resources at risk
- Effects of oil on wildlife
- Veterinary medicine
- Rehabilitation: facilities, husbandry and logistics
- Post release survival
- Wildlife response case studies
- Chronic oiling and wildlife impacts
- Impact Assessment
- Contingency planning and preparedness
- Management of volunteers
- Pollution Liability and Compensation
- Government and Industry initiatives
Please visit the EOW page of Sea Alarm’s events site for more information.