A two day workshop was organized by Sea Alarm, WWF Finland, WWF Poland and the Institute of Oceanography of the University of Gdansk, in partnership with HELCOM RESPONSE as part of the Oiled Wildlife Response and Preparedness Working Programme for 2011-2014 approved by HELCOM RESPONSE.
The RIOS Action Plan provides an overview of the research priorities that were selected by an international forum of leading scientists and oiled wildlife responders in the course of an EU project in 2008.
In order to support Baltic countries in their processes of oiled wildlife response planning a one day planning workshop was organised by Sea Alarm Foundation and WWF-Finland in close cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of Environment and the HELCOM RESPONSE Secretariat. The workshop took place on 5 October 2009 at the Ministry of Environment, Tallinn, Estonia. This report reflects the outcomes and recommendations of the workshop.
The RIOS-project is focused on negative impacts of oil spills on marine wildlife and how these effects can be minimised through investments into research and development. The main objective of the project is to develop a European Action Plan for future research and development, and to stimulate contacts and future cooperation between relevant groups and stakeholders such as scientists/researchers, marine wildlife rehabilitators, veterinarians, biologists, NGOs, the oil and maritime industries and governmental organisations.