Preparedness for Oil-polluted Shoreline Cleanup and Oil Wildlife in┬Čterventions (POSOW)

The project for Preparedness for Oil-polluted Shoreline Cleanup and Oil Wildlife in­terventions-POSOW is a project co-funded by the European Commission under the Civil Protection Financial Instrument, to improve the preparedness and response to marine pollution in Mediterranean region. POSOW II is a follow-up to the project POSOW I, run in 2012 and 2013.

The main aim remains to reinforce the knowledge and skills of volunteers working in civil protection services in municipalities and in NGOs and involved in spill response. After the European Union coastal countries tar­geted in POSOW I (namely Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Slovenia and Spain), POSOW II targets 7 Southern Mediterranean European Neighborhood Policy Countries and Enlargement Countries namely: Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Mo­rocco, Tunisia and Turkey.

POSOW II partners

Coordinated by Cedre (Centre of Documen­tation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution, France, this 2-year project involves:

POSOW II Kick-off meeting

The technical partners of the project met on the premises of the Cedre in Brest, France, for a kick-off meeting on 03rd and 04th March 2015. Several represen­tatives of Cedre (coordinator) attended parts of the meeting, according to the issues discussed. One representative of each Associated Beneficiary participated to this meeting: Mr Clément CHAZOT, the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC). Mr Valerio SAMMARINI, the Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA). Mr Koray KUCUK, the General Directorate of Maritime and Inland Waters (DG-MARINWA). Mr David INCERTIS, the Instituto Portuario de Estudios y Cooperacion de la Comunidad Valenciana (FEPORTS). Dr. Mohamed YOUSSEF, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT).