The 2019 ITAC Meeting takes place on 2 – 4 October at the National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, UK.
ITAC’s membership comprises oil industry (i.e. members of OSRL and other GRN OSROs) international organisations (ITOPF, IMO, IOPC etc), Governmental organisations (USCG, NOAA, etc…) R&D institutes (SINTEF, CEDRE, GoMRI etc…). It also includes academic institutes involved in industry backed studies, and other organisations with a non-commercial interest in improving oil spill response.
The Industry Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) is non-commercial and is driven by OSRL as part of its advocacy programme, recognising the benefits of engaging our front-line response staff in industry-focussed technical discussion central to developing more effective oil spill response. We hold an ITAC meeting once per year, hosted in different locations with the meeting chaired by different ITAC members. We try to blend both international themes with items of regional interest according to where the meeting is being held.