2021 marks the start of a brand-new phase of EUROWA cooperation, with the kick-off of the EUROWA-2 project.
In its role as coordinator, Sea Alarm was delighted to organise the 2 February 2021 information session with IOPC Funds, ITOPF and OSRL for EUROWA members.
In September 2020, a proposal on EUROWA integration for the Baltic Sea Action Plan was approved by the 28th HELCOM Response meeting, pending further approval at Ministerial levels within HELCOM.
The end of 2020 saw four rehabilitation centres joining the existing SON-Respons network, thus expanding the network of oiled wildlife centres in The Netherlands from five to nine.
On 2 December 2020, representatives from the 8 different EUROWA Network members, along with 4 technical experts, gathered online to carry out a EUROWA Tabletop exercise coordinated by Sea Alarm in its role as EUROWA Secretariat.
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The EUROWA network has recently published its new ‘Basic Oiled Wildlife Response Manual ’, providing important guidance for volunteers and first-line responders who may be called on to provide initial first aid care for oil affected wildlife.
The EUROWA Charter is in place and signed by 8 organisations, which signifies that EUROWA now exists as a formal network to further professionalism in European oiled wildlife preparedness and response.
Over the past four years, hundreds of European responders have opted to attend EUROWA training courses and obtain recognised qualifications in order to be better prepared to provide assistance during an oiled wildlife incident.
EUROWA Network partner Wildlife Rescue Centre Ostend hosted an international Advanced oiled wildlife responder event in Belgium earlier this year at the Wildlife Rescue Centre Ostend.