Analysis of new opportunities for usage of dispersants in the Baltic Sea (2005-2006)
With reference to HELCOM Recommendation 22/2, it has been decided that, due to the sensitive ecological conditions in the Baltic Sea area, response to oil should take place by the use of mechanical means as far as possible. Response by using dispersants should be limited, sinking agents should not be used at all and absorbents only when appropriate. However, the use of dispersants is not prohibited, only recommended to be limited.
The project aims to access the latest information and the best knowledge within the field of dispersants in order to come up with revised recommendations that promote the best environmental practices and best available technique within oil spill response.
The project activities include:
- Revision of new scientific knowledge available in the field of usage of dispersants
- Workshop on the use of dispersants with invited experts from an advanced research institute, held in connection with HELCOM RESPONSE 5/2005
- Assessment of the possible need for revision/amendment of the HELCOM Recommendation
Swedish Coast Guard HQ, Sweden