- A crew of consultants from the UK organized the workshop “Marine Air pollution Response: Preparedness and Finest Practices from the UK” with the Peruvian authorities.
- Greater than 50 representatives from the Peruvian setting, fisheries and coast guard sectors actively participated within the four-day workshop.
Lima, September 26. – Between 20 and 23 September, a crew of British air pollution management consultants from the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and the Heart for Setting, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), led the workshop “Marine Air pollution Response: preparedness and finest observe from the UK”, with Peruvian authorities authorities.
This 4-day workshop introduced collectively greater than 50 representatives from Peru’s environmental, fisheries and coastguard sectors, together with officers from the Ministry of Setting, Nationwide Parks Service and coastal municipalities. With the help of colleagues from the British Embassy in Lima, the British delegation shared classes discovered from historic incidents within the UK and mentioned key laws and preparedness rules to make sure an efficient and fast response to incidents of marine air pollution.
The workshop additionally lined a spread of subjects together with response choices, use of satellite tv for pc and drone know-how, socio-economic impacts of spills, evaluation of impacts on seabirds and mammals mariners, post-spill monitoring and oil evaluation and fingerprinting. It additionally included shows from the UK Assistant to the Secretary of State’s Consultant for Marine and Salvage, and classes from oiled wildlife response group Aiuka.
Bethany Graves of the JNCC mentioned:
It’s a pleasure to be right here, to share UK expertise and data and to work carefully with Peruvian authorities businesses to discover alternatives to be higher ready. We had a fantastic week of workshops with good engagement and discussions.
We’re grateful for the assistance of the British Embassy in Lima in organizing the workshop and we’re completely happy to see that everybody who attended discovered it helpful.
The workshop ended with a tabletop train by which the teachings discovered from the earlier days have been examined and cemented. Following this workshop, the UK crew will put together a “Suggestions for higher preparedness” report back to be delivered within the coming months. This may embrace suggestions on Peru’s nationwide contingency plan and key preparedness gaps as recognized throughout the workshop (and shared by Peruvian businesses).
British Ambassador to Peru Gavin Cook dinner added:
The oil spill off Lima was a wake-up name. However the Peruvian authorities is responding to it, each by managing the results of the catastrophe and by considering in the long run. The UK is proud to help this alongside our in depth environmental work in Peru.
British experience has rather a lot to supply – notably in the usage of know-how – and we stay up for persevering with to share finest observe and drive change.
The workshop was organized as a part of the Ocean Nation Partnership Programme, a UK-led program funded by the UK Authorities’s £500 million. Blue Planet Fundwhich goals to assist eligible international locations cut back poverty by supporting the sustainable administration of their marine setting.