GOSR Joins ARCSAR’s External Advisory Board

The ARCSAR Network consists of 21 partners in 13 different countries and was established with funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme for a 5-year period from 2018 – 2023.

The ARCSAR Network brings together stakeholders representing SAR practitioners, industry and research from the Arctic and North-Atlantic region. The ARCSAR network will aim at preparing regional stakeholders to cope with the Security and Safety threats that will result from increased commercial activity in the region including traffic through the Northern passages, cruise traffic, and offshore oil and gas activity. ARCSAR will identify the need for innovation within SAR and oil spill capacities, among other relevant areas.

GOSR has joined the ARCSAR Network’s External Advisory Board as of October 2019.

For more information, please visit https://arcsar.eu/

 

GOSR holds IMO certified On-Scene Commander Course

Greenland Oil Spill Response Ltd. and its long-standing cooperation partner Blue Petrel Consulting Ltd. have jointly held the IMO (International Marine Organization) certified course ‘IMO Level 2 – Response to Oil Spills for Supervisors and On-Scene Commanders’. The course took place in Nuuk from September 29th to October 2nd 2019.

The Primary role for the On-Scene Commander is to coordinate response efforts in the event of an oil spill. Among other things, an On-Scene Commander must be able to identify and implement the best possible response strategy to any type of oil spill.

The course consisted of theoretical lessons as well as two days of practical exercises. One day was onshore clean up of a coastal area following a spill. The following day’s training consisted of deploying booms offshore and sailing formations between two vessels.

7 course participants completed the course; including 4 participants from Greenland Oil Spill Response Ltd. and 3 participants from relevant government agencies.