YOU ARE INVITED TO VISIT ISCO AT CLEAN PACIFIC – BOOTH 104

ISCO President David Usher, Secretary Matthew Sommerville and Membership Director Mary Ann Dalgleish are looking forward to seeing you at Booth 104 in the Exhibition Hall. They will be able to update you on the latest ISCO initiatives and membership benefits including progress being made in the worldwide adoption of the freely available RESPONSECON contracts developed by ISCO in partnership with BIMCO, designed to speed response to marine and inland oil and HNS spill events. The downloadable contracts provide significant benefits for response contractors, government authorities, oil companies, vessel owners, pipeline operators, railroads and other parties. www.spillcontrol.org

ED LEVINE OF NOAA ELECTED AS FELLOW OF ISCO, OTHER NEW MEMBERS ANNOUNCED

Ed Levine has been elected as a Fellow of the International Spill Control Organization (FISCO). He is currently the Regional Operations Supervisor -East, managing the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), Scientific Support Co-ordinators (SSCs) from Maine to Louisiana.

Other recent new Members of ISCO include Orbital Earth Observation Solutions, based in Valencia, Spain, providing Satellite Surveillance services for oil spill monitoring; and ECOTANK-Worldwide, based in Sartoux, France, providing environmental solutions for world boating areas, including marinas, ports, waterways and mooring areas.

REGIONAL WORKSHOP AND EXERCISE IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY

The Regional Workshop and "Golden Horn" Response Exercise is taking place in Istanbul, Turkey on November 6-8 November 2018. ISCO supports this event. For details please click on the banner on the first page of your weekly ISCO Newsletter. Unfortunately, due to multiple committments, ISCO Secretary Matthew Sommerville will be unable to be there but ISCO Executive Committee Member, Kerem Kemerli and Houcine Mejri, Director of the Mediterranean Oil Industry Group (MOIG), an Industry Partner of ISCO, are both very much involved in  this event and will be present. ISCO commends their work in organising the event and recommends that you attend. 

ISCO SECRETARY WILL SPEAK AT OSRW 2018 IN BEIJING

ISCO Secretary Matthew Sommerville will be speaking at the 2018 Oil Spill Response Workshop being held in Beijing, China on 6-7 December 2018. It is expected that Mr Li Guobin, Member of ISCO Council for China will be attending and that ISCO will have an exhibition stand at the event. More details later.

 

ISCO WILL BE AT THE CLEAN GULF CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION

You are invited to visit ISCO at Booth 725 during the Clean Gulf Conference & Exhibition being held in New Orleans on 13-15 November 2018. ISCO President David Usher, Secretary Matthew Sommerville and Membership Director Mary Ann Dalgleish are looking forward to seeing you.

MEETING OF THE IOPC FUNDS GOVERNING BODIES

ISCO Secretary, Matthew Sommerville will be attending the meeting of the governing bodies of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds being held in London on October 29 - November 1, 2018

ISCO REPRESENTATION AT IMO MEPC MEETING

ISCO Secretary, Matthew Sommerville and Honorary Member, Dr Douglas Cormack will represent ISCO at the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee Meeting being held in London on 22-26 October 2018

ISCO MEMBERS PRESENTING PAPERS THIS WEEK AT AMOP TECHNICAL CONFERENCE IN VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

The 41st AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination & Response takes place from 2– 4 October. ISCO members presenting papers at the seminar include Dr Merv Fingas FISCO, Member of ISCO Council for Canada (Spill Science), Oil Spill Response Ltd., Polaris Applied Sciences, Resilient RM, CEDRE, Dr Michel Boufadel (New Jersey Institute of Technology), S.L. Ross Environmental Research, and C.J. Beegle-Krause (SINTEF).

ISCO will not be at Contamination Expo in Birmingham UK

We regret to advise that due to unforeseen circumstances ISCO has had at short notice to cancel its plans to exhibit at Contamination Expo in Birmingham this week. Unfortunately staff commitments have made it impossible for us to cover the event.

We are sorry that this time we cannot be there to meet with you but would like to wish our members and other visitors at the show every success. If you would like to receive information about ISCO, please contact the Secretary, Matthew Sommerville, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or visit our website www.spillcontrol.org

ISCO IS AT CLEAN PACIFIC CONFERANCE & EXHIBITION IN PORTLAND THIS WEEK

ISCO IS AT CLEAN PACIFIC CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION IN PORTLAND THIS WEEK

Please make a point of calling at the ISCO booth – No. 319 – in the Exhibition Hall.

The 2018 ISCO AGM is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 19th May from 1715 to 1830. The location of the AGM is Room C121. This is on the ground floor and right next to the conference registration desk. There is no signage for the AGM but you can follow the signs for the Clean Pacific registration.

ISCO President David Usher, Secretary Matthew Sommerville and Membership VP Mary Ann Dalgleish are looking forward to seeing you. They will be at the AGM and at the ISCO Booth 319 during the conference and exhibition – so plenty opportunity to ask questions and raise any matters you would like to discuss.

VISIT ISCO AT CLEAN PACIFIC CONFERENCE

You are invited to call at the ISCO booth 319 at the Clean Pacific Conference and Exhibition being held at Portland, Oregon on June 19-21.

ISCO President David Usher, Secretary Matthew Sommerville, and Membership Director Mary Ann Dagleish will be in attendance and looking forward to seeing you.

JOINT IMO & IOPC FUNDS WORKSHOP ON 26-27 APRIL 2018

ISCO Secretary, Matthew Sommerville will be attending the two day workshop on the 2010 HNS Convention being held at IMO in London on 26-27 April 2018. A report will be published later in the ISCO Newsletter.

ISCO AT IMO MEPC 72

The 72nd Meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee takes place in London on 9-13 April 2018. ISCO representatives attending will be Secretary Matthew Sommerville and Hon. Member Dr Douglas Cormack.

ISCO AT INTERSPILL IN LONDON - 13-15 MARCH AT ExCEL

You are invited to visit the ISCO stand at Interspill. This year ISCO will be co-located on Stand S100 with UK Spill and Spillcon 2019.
ISCO Secretary Matthew Somerville and Committee Member Capt. Bill Boyle are looking forward to seeing you.

RECENT NEW MEMBERS ANNOUNCED

Ben Benny has been appointed as the new Member of ISCO Council for Israel following on the retirement of Dan Arbel. He is Chief Operating Officer with ISCO Corporate Member M.Danchor Ltd. and is a former Major in the Israeli Navy.

Allan Howarth has joined ISCO as a new Professional Member. The Professional Standards Committee has elected him as a Fellow of the organization (FISCO). Allan has more than 28 years experience in oil spill response, mainly in senior positions in the industry.

New Corpoate Members who have joined since December 2017 include Oil Spill Products Ltd. (UK), OceanPact Group (Brazil) and Polaris Applied Sciences Inc. (USA)

Former Corporate Member, the Spanopoulos Group (Greece) has re-joined ISCO as a Corporate Member.

 

NEW MEMBERS WHO HAVE JOINED ISCO


Over the last three months ISCO has welcomed several new members.
New Corporate members are National Response Corporation (USA), Clean Sea S.A. (Argentina), Antipollution Environmental Pollution Services (Greece), Marine Pollution Services Ltd. (Israel) and Ocean Pollution Control S.A. (Panama)
New Individual Members are Mr Abduljabbar Saifaldeen (Qatar), Mr Scott-Andrew Smith (Australia), Dr Esra Billur Balcioglu (Turkey), and Mrs Nicole Franks (USA) 

Captain Ahmed Mostafa Fahmy (Egypt) was elected as a new Professional Member (MISCO)

Update 20th October 2017 - Additional new members -

Additional new Corporate Members are Oil Spill Response Ltd. (OSRL), Enviroguard Solutions LLP (India) and Canberra & Regions Oil Industry Emergency Response Group (CROIEG)

 

 

RESPONSECON PRESENTED AT IMO MARINE ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION COMMITTEE MEETING

The new standard spill response contracts "RESPONSECON" (International and USA versions) were introduced at the recent IMO Marine Environment Protecion Committee in London. The new contracts developed by an ISCO-BIMCO working group with inputs from ISU, P+I clubs, ITOPF and SCAA are now available to download via links on the BIMCO and ISCO web pages.  Delegations were asked to note these and raise awareness of them with stakeholders in their respective countries and organisations.  A number of delegations requested further information on the contracts from the ISCO delegates and feedback was very supportive of the 2 years effort by all the organisations involved to develop the contracts. Note that the RESPONSECON contracts can be used by Requesting Parties and Response Contractors to help accelerate response to both marine and inland spill events.