IOGP-IPIECA Report 635 – Shoreline response programme guidance


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This publication is an extension of the IPIECA-IOGP Good Practice Guide Series which summarizes current views on good practice for a range of oil spill preparedness and response topics. The series aims to align industry practices and activities, inform stakeholders, and serve as a communication tool to promote awareness and education. This publication builds on IOGP-IPIECA Report 504 – A guide to oiled shoreline assessment (SCAT) surveys, which sets out the broad principles regarding the processes of conducting surveys of oiled or potentially oiled shorelines using a systematic and objective approach. This technical support document goes further, to describe how this approach is incorporated into a comprehensive shoreline response programme (SRP) that is fully integrated into the incident management system (IMS). The document is designed as an enabling tool to help oil companies and other stakeholders implement an SRP, and uses the latest experience and knowledge gained from actual oil spills and exercises to demonstrate how to embed the SRP within the IMS.