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1 Preparedness for Oil-polluted Shoreline cleanup and Oiled Wildlife interventions (POSOW) Gabino Gonzalez 6th of February 2012 Preparedness project for European Civil Protection

2 POSOW Preparedness project for European Civil Protection WHY THIS PROJECT? Preparedness in Marine pollution and civil protection: Prompt & efficient response, decreasing the environmental impact Past incidents, e.g. Gulf of Mexico: thousands of volunteers to be trained Mediterranean coasts: Rich biodiversity Economic activities High density of population High level of awareness and training required for response to an Oil spill incidents affecting the shorelines POSOW – Kick-Off Meeting – 6 February 2012

3 POSOW Preparedness project for European Civil Protection BASIC FACTS Preparedness for Oil-Polluted Shorelines cleanup and Oiled Wildelife interventions – POSOW project: 24 months duration 5 partners Total eligible costs: 606,112 EC Contribution (75%): 453,770 Involving representatives of national and local authorities, and well-established NGOs POSOW – Kick-Off Meeting – 6 February 2012

4 POSOW Preparedness project for European Civil Protection PARTNERS & BENEFICIARIES REMPEC (CO) ISPRACEDRE Sea Alarm Foundation CPMR Partners: structures with solid experience in the fields of civil protection & marine pollution Beneficiaries: operators (professionals or volunteers) National Civil Protection services Local community NGOs POSOW – Kick-Off Meeting – 6 February beneficiary Countries: Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Slovenia and Spain.

5 POSOW Preparedness project for European Civil Protection OBJECTIVES To establish a regional cooperation synergy through the enhancement of knowledge and capacities of operators (professionals and volunteers) in the field of: Management of the volunteers Oiled Shoreline Assessment Shoreline Clean-up Wildlife Response operations By : harmonizing existing procedures and tools developing training packages and guidelines training trainers and volunteers POSOW – Kick-Off Meeting – 6 February 2012

6 POSOW Preparedness project for European Civil Protection MAIN ACTIVITIES Publication and guidelines: Mediterranean Oiled Shoreline Assessment Guidelines Shoreline Cleanup Manual: rules and activities of civil protection volunteers in the Mediterranean sea Oiled wildlife response manual for the Mediterranean Capacity building: training material packages four days training the trainers courses national volunteer training course Information dissemination: Website, brochure, movie POSOW – Kick-Off Meeting – 6 February 2012

7 POSOW Preparedness project for European Civil Protection DELIVERABLES TaskDeliverables Task A: Task management and reporting to the Commission 1 January 2012 – 31 December February 2012Kick-off meeting report 31 January 2013Second monitoring meeting report 31 August 2012Progress report n ° 1 31 April 2013Progress report n ° 2 Before 31 March 2014 Final report 31 November 2013Report on participants feedbacks Task B: Task publicity 1 January 2012 – 31 December March 2012 Website (including Volunteers - Database) 31 December 2012 Brochure, Movie, Project description papers 30 November 2013Press releases 31 December 2013Laymans report POSOW – Kick-Off Meeting – 6 February 2012

8 POSOW Preparedness project for European Civil Protection DELIVERABLES POSOW – Kick-Off Meeting – 6 February 2012 TaskDeliverables Task C: Package material development 1 February 2012 – 31 October 2012 Package content on Volunteer management, Oiled shoreline assessment, Shoreline Clean-up, Oiled wildlife response, Set of follow-up material Task D: Package material publication 1 September December December 2012 Package material copies on Volunteer management, Oiled shoreline assessment, Shoreline Clean-up, Oiled wildlife response. Task E: Train the Trainer Courses 1 February 2013 – 31 March teams of 3 trainers trained 30 April 2013Reports Task F: National Pilot Training Courses 1 February 2013 – 30 November 2013 Reports of the 8 National Pilot Training Courses, Approximately 240 volunteers trained (30 volunteers per region), A pool of volunteers registered in the Volunteers Database

9 POSOW Preparedness project for European Civil Protection FOLLOW UP Periodic refreshment courses Maintenance and promotion of the Volunteers Database Production of additional material to ensure continuous availability Make POSOW concept and its package material available to other countries and regions in the Mediterranean region and in Europe. POSOW – Kick-Off Meeting – 6 February 2012


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