The Guide to Oiled Wildlife Response Planning, published by IPIECA in 2004, provides an overview of the different components of oiled wildlife response, focusing on critical planning issues and response options. It is intended as a reference guide for oil spill managers, government officials and industry representatives who may be called upon to make important decisions regarding the fate of wildlife in the immediate aftermath of an oil spill.
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.
A proposal for a European Oiled Wildlife Response Plan was developed based on the conclusions and recommendations that came out of three EU Workshops held in 2006. The three workshops formed the basis of the EU project "Oiled Wildlife Response Planning in Europe."
The Handbook on Oil Impact Assessment was developed as a result of a scientific workshop that was held in La Coruña, Spain in September 2006. The workshop brought together scientists from across Europe to identify the main issues with regards to the integration of Impact Assessment into oiled wildlife response and the wider oil spill response.