December 30 2016

Future of EUROWA and the EUROWA newsletter

Now that the EU-funded project is closing, what happens with EUROWA, the EUROWA Module, and this newsletter? Although the EU-funded project is closing, it does not mean that the cooperation of those involved in the project will sunset.

December 28 2016

The EUROWA Project comes to a close

The EUROWA Project Team gathered for their last Team Event to showcase SPECIALIST training and exercise modules, and to evaluate and close the EU-funded project.

December 27 2016

Training events a great step toward increased oiled wildlife response capacity in Europe

In September and October the EUROWA project held a series of pilot training events in Belgium designed to test courses developed over the last two years.  Participants with varying levels of expertise and experience from ten European countries gat

December 24 2016

Exercise and evaluation improves management of specialist response equipment

EUROWA partners met in Hamburg for a second equipment inspection and evaluation exercise aimed at refining and maintaining the stockpile of specialised oiled wildlife response supplies in readiness.

July 5 2016

Understanding the EUROWA project through e-learning

To help interested parties learn more about how the EUROWA Module will work, a set of e-learning tools is being developed with the aim of providing answers to such questions as what the EUROWA Module is, what it can do, and how this oiled wildlife

July 5 2016

Sea Alarm introduces the EUROWA SOP to Regional Agreements

A key element of the EUROWA Module project is to reach out to the anticipated end-users and to explain what is being developed and how the Module would benefit various stakeholders in European countries once it is up and running.

July 5 2016

EUROWA training manual series being developed

The EUROWA project partners are tasked with developing training course materials aimed at certifying responders and veterinarians at different functional levels within a response team.

December 21 2015

EUROWA Module training courses take shape

The EUROWA project is building on the philosophy that oiled wildlife response can be successful if it is well prepared for, run according to an agreed and integrated wildlife response plan that is regularly exercised, and carried out by personnel that are well trained and have benefited from a range of regular exercises in which they have learned how to work together.

December 21 2015

EUROWA autumn team event

Wrapping up year one of the EUROWA project, the last 2015 meeting in Ostend was a team event involving all members of the project team. This event, hosted by the Wildlife Rescue Centre Ostend, concentrated on the group working together as part of a module mobilisation.

December 21 2015

Oiled wildlife response equipment inspection and exercise

When an oil spill occurs, one big question is: do we have the right tools for the job of responding? Oiled wildlife response is no exception, as capturing and rehabilitating oiled animals requires a set of specialised equipment of which there are relatively few stockpiles available internationally. European oiled wildlife responders recently came together in Germany to consider this question, within the framework of the EUROWA project.