In April 2007 the European project RIOS -
Reducing the Impact of Oil Spill was started. RIOS-project is focus
on minimising the negative impacts of oil spills on the wildlife. The main
objective of this specific support action is to develop an action plan for future
research in the area of rehabilitation of oiled animals and to stimulate
contacts and future cooperation with scientists/researchers, marine wildlife
rehabilitators, zoological professionals, veterinarians, biologists, NGOs, the
oil industry and governmental organisations.
The projects' consortium is composed of
Nordeconsult (Sweden), Sea Alarm Foundation (Belgium) and
Zoomarine (Portugal). The consortium will work in cooperation with the
experts group to identify the state-of-the-art and the research priorities. A
report will be produced, which will be used as a background document.
An international workshop will be
organised in Algarve (Portugal) on 17-19 April 2008 with the objective of
gathering stakeholders to discuss research needs regarding marine oil pollution.
The project will be finished in October 2008.
The results will provide inputs for a future
strategy on mitigation, risk assessment, management and rehabilitation options
of animals (e.g. oiled birds). Furthermore, RIOS-project aims at
potentially help the preparation of the future Framework Programme, by
developing an action plan for research activities relating to the
recovery activities after oil spills. The action plan will include future
research priorities identified by all relevant stakeholders during the
course of the project.
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information, please contact:
Nordeconsult Sweden AB, Sofiaparken 3C
Phone +46 - 070 380 3013
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