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Training on Readiness Evaluation Tool for Oil Spills (RETOS), 15 June 2021, Hammamet - Tunisia

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Dear Members and Technical Partners,

The Mediterranean Oil Industry Group (MOIG) and the National Agency of Environment Protection (ANPE) are very pleased to invite you to the training on “Readiness Evaluation Tool for Oil Spills (RETOS)”; which will be held on 15 June 2021; at Iberostar Averroes Hotel in South Hammamet Tunisia.

The event will be open at 08:30 am and expected to close at 17:00 pm. It will be animated by Mr. Samir Khedhira, General Controller Expert and REMPEC Focal Point; from ANPE.

RETOS is a part of the Marine Pollution Cooperation in the Western Mediterranean (West MOPoCo) project which supports Algeria, France, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Spain and Tunisia in collaboration with Monaco; in strengthening their cooperation in the field of preparedness for and response to oil and Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS) marine pollution and in improving the quality and interoperability of their response capacities. The project is implemented through an inter-regional effort, including the participation of the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC), the Bonn Agreement for the North Sea and the Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) for the Baltic Sea.

The project benefits from the technical support of expert partner institutions such as the Center of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution (Cedre), the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF) and the Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA).

The main objectives of this training will be:

  1. To present the RETOS tool, the accompanying manual ARPEL and the International Guide for Oil Spill Response Planning and Readiness Assessments (IOSC 2008);
  2. To learn how to assess Oil Spill Contingency Plans with RETOS.

The training agenda is attached here with for your reference. The working languages will be French and English.

In order to enable MOIG to have all logistic arrangements made on time, it would be appreciated; if you could have the attached registration form; completed and returned by Mail at: houcine.mejri@moig.org.tn or by Fax at: +216 71 888 439; at your earliest convenience; preferably before 31 May 2021.

We would like to bring your kind attention that MOIG and Iberostar Averroes Hotel will put in place the necessary preventive measures namely the respect of distancing, the port of masks and the use of hydro-alcoholic gel in the conference room, in order to ensure the maximum safety of participants.

Whilst looking forward to your response and to meeting you or your representative in this training, please do not hesitate to contact MOIG secretariat for any further information.

Sincerely Yours.