In 2015 IPIECA-OGP published the Good Practice Guide on Oiled Wildlife Preparedness. The document is designed to guide industry and governments in developing a level of preparedness for oiled wildlife response that meets an international standard of good practice. It describes the nature of an oiled wildlife incident and the various the challenges that responders may be confronted with and it also provides recommendations for developing response plans and their implementation.
To assist with benchmarking their progress, Sea Alarm has developed a Self-Assessment Tool (SAT) as an instrument that countries can use to assess their current level of preparedness against what could be considered as an “excellent” system of preparedness, or at least a “good basis”.
The Self-Assessment tool takes you through a series of statements, divided into 6 categories (Planning & Integration, Exercises, Training, Equipment & Facilities, Euthanasia and Partnering & Funding). The categories represent systems that have been created or activities that are taking place as part of a country’s intention to develop a higher level of oiled wildlife preparedness.
The statements you choose when filling in the SAT signify the level of preparedness in each category, and that level of preparedness increases as you move through the statements in each category. In other words, leading to ‘excellent’ preparedness rating as the last statement. When completing the SAT, countries should select the statements which most closely describe their assessment of preparedness, which will result in a specific score for each category. Once you have finished completing the SAT, the results are represented on a radar chart (See Fig.1) with the different preparedness categories on each of the chart’s axes and the different levels of preparedness in the chart’s gridlines. The blue rings in the chart, moving from light to dark blue as you move outwards, represent an increasing level of preparedness.
Fig. 1. Example of a completed SAT
Completing a SAT
This page gives you access to your country’s portal to complete the SAT v2.0.
If this is the first time you are accessing this site to complete the SAT, please contact Sea Alarm Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will help you create your account and send some instructions on how to proceed. If you already have your login details, go ahead by logging in on the right hand side. Once logged in you will be able to complete a new SAT and you will also be able to view other SATs that you have completed in the past. In fact, if you have completed the SAT before you should have those in this portal which have been autocompleted for you by SAF.
Thank-you for completing the SAT !