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International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) Sets New Dates for Triennial Event IOSC, Interspill, and Spillcon shift conference dates in unified response to COVID-19 impact

In response to the escalating global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC), in conjunction with Interspill and Spillcon, have made the decision to shift their triennial events by one year, to allow for IOSC to occur in 2021. This decision follows the cancellation of IOSC 2020, May 11 – 14 in New Orleans, LA, USA. IOSC 2021 will now take place May 10 – 13, 2021 in its original host city of New Orleans.

Interspill will now be held in 2022 in Europe and Spillcon in 2023 in Australia. The rotating conferences provide a platform for the sharing of oil spill preparedness and response expertise and ideas from around the globe. The decision to postpone IOSC and shift the triennial series by one year was made with the best interest of all involved, with the well-being of constituents being top priority. The ongoing spread of COVID-19 has resulted in continued concern over health and safety, along with travel advisories, event size restrictions, and closures.

More details will be provided closer to the events.

International Oil Spill Conference

May 10 – 13, 2021 | New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA

The International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) provides a vital forum for professionals from the international response community, private sector, government, and non-governmental organizations to come together to tackle the greatest challenges facing us with sound science, practical innovation, social engineering and imagination. This conference is an ideal environment for government agencies, contractors, researchers, industry, and other stakeholders to work together toward mutual objectives, through the exchange of ideas and lessons learned from actual spill responses and research around the world.

Why Attend:

Make sure your voice is heard at this international gathering of the key stake holders in the oil spill response community. Stay updated on the most innovative technological trends and regulatory issues that will drive the future of oil spill response. IOSC will bring together expert speakers representing industry, government, and academia to present their research on important topics such as emergency response, contingency planning, damage assessment, wildlife rescue/rehab and more. Dedicated networking breaks will give you the opportunity to expand your professional network and connect with the 1500+ attendees who come to IOSC!

Who You'll Meet:

Participants include operating managers; safety and security officers; regulators; plant managers; environment health and safety (EH&S) professionals; administrators; attorneys; environmental managers; purchasing agents; engineers; buyers; consultants; and others concerned with compliance, oil spill response, and/or cleanup. Attendees generally fall into the following categories:

  • Oil and shipping industries
  • Federal, state, and local government agencies
  • Port organizations
  • Tug and salvage companies
  • Pollution response equipment suppliers
  • Community and public interest groups
  • Marine scientists and researchers
  • Environmental organizations
  • Response specialists

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