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UNEP CEP

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) established the Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP) to develop programs to protect the Wider Caribbean Region’s fragile and vulnerable coastal and marine ecosystems. www.cep.unep.org

IMO

As a specialized agency of the United Nations, International Maritime Organization is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. IMO creates a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented. www.imo.org

ARPEL

(Regional Association of Oil, Gas and Biofuels Sector Companies in Latin America and the Caribbean) www.arpel.org

ARPEL’s RETOS tool

The objective of RETOS™ is to assist governments and companies in assessing their level of oil spill response planning and readiness management in relation to commonly agreed pre-established criteria considering international best management practices. http://www.arpel.org/library/publication/341/

CEDRE

Centre de Documentation de Recherche et d’Expérimentations sur les pollutions accidentelles des eaux. http://wwz.cedre.fr/

CLEAN CARRIBEAN AND AMERICAS

http://www.cleancaribbean.org/

IOPC FUNDS

The International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds) provide financial compensation for oil pollution damage that occurs in Member States, resulting from spills of persistent oil from tankers. http://www.iopcfunds.org/

U.S. NOAA OFFICE OF RESPONSE AND RESTORATION

Useful software and tools may be found on this National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration website.  The website is intuitive and contains many links to additional information. http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/

CLEANUPOIL.COM

International directory of oil spill clean up contractors. http://cleanupoil.com/

ADIOS II

ADIOS (Automated Data Inquiry for Oil Spills) is NOAA's oil weathering model. It's an oil spill response tool that models how different types of oil weather (undergo physical and chemical changes) in the marine environment. http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/ADIOS

COCATRAM

The Central American Commission on Maritime Transport ( COCATRAM ) is a specialized agency within the institutional framework of the Central American Integration System (SICA ) , permanent , own directory and based in Managua, Nicaragua. http://www.cocatram.org.ni/cbreve.html

Joint Industry Project

In response to the Macondo incident the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) formed the Global Industry Response Group (GIRG), tasked with identifying the key questions to prevent recurrence of such an incident and identify learning opportunities. www.Oilspillresponseproject.org

Ocean Currents

A web-based ocean current reference site. Each current has important links, summary text detailing velocity and hydrographic observations, and plots such as, average current speed and locations, drifting buoy positions, sea surface temperature maps, and HYCOM simulations. http://oceancurrents.rsmas.miami.edu/index.html

Impacts to Mangroves

This report is intended to assist those who work in spill response and planning in regions where mangrove ecosystems are an important part of the coastline.
http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/Oil_Spill_Mangrove.pdf

ITOPF Videos

ITOPF's award winning seven-part film series "Response to Marine Oil Spills” 
http://www.itopf.com/knowledge-resources/library/video-library/

Recent activities

To promote its objectives, RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe conducts national and regional activities throughout the Wider Caribbean Region

  • Regional Workshop on Ballast Water Management
    June 05 - 09, 2017
  • IMO Sub-Regional Workshop on the Implementation of an Incident Manageme ...
    May 21 - 25, 2017
  • International Oil Spill Conference 2017
    May 15 - 19, 2017
  • Colombian Navy Oil Spill Response and Simulation exercise
    May 11 - 11, 2017