Industry Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) meeting 2017

Tuesday 26 September 2017 - Thursday 28 September 2017


ITAC is a technical forum which was established in 1996 to address oil spill response (OSR) issues of interest to its member organisations and the wider response community. ITAC projects sought to provide advice, technical support, good-practice guidelines and benchmarking on key issues such as new technological developments in oil spill response techniques, training and response capabilities.

Plymouth Marine Laboratory will be co-hosting this event

About ITAC

The Industry Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) is non-commercial and is driven by OSRL as part of our 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.

ITAC’s Objectives

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 (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 connection with academia is an important feature of the ITAC model recognising that industry is a big financial supporter of university-based research but sometimes there has been a disconnect with the sharing of knowledge and outputs from these studies with “industry” which ITAC tries to address.

For more information and updates see the Oil Spill Response website.

Event location: Plymouth Marine Laboratory

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