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Membership Types

Membership of MOIG will be open to the following:

Founding Members

Who were originally responsible for the establishment of MOIG: Eni Spa, TOTAL and the host company ETAP.

Regular Members

  1. Any petroleum company, whether private, public or government owned, having operations or interests in exploration, production, storing, transporting, processing or refining of petroleum and other by-products mainly in the Mediterranean Region.
  2. Petroleum industry associations, which are international, regional or national in scope, concerned with environmental aspects of petroleum exploration, production, storing, transportation, processing or refining; having activities in the Mediterranean region.

Associate Members

Associate members are other parties concerned with the environmental aspects of petroleum exploration, production, storing, transportation, processing or refining. This definition includes relevant technical partners from the oil spill response community: oil spill response agencies and practitioners, oil spill equipment manufacturers, and research institutions concerned with the provision of sustainable contingency planning and response to oil spills.

The MOIG Constitution and Rules provides full details on Membership.

Technical Partners

Technical Partners are relevant technical, academic, governmental or non-governmental organizations invited to join MOIG, as partners, by the Management Committee, they are entitled to attend General Assembly meetings with privileges accorded to Regular Members, except the voting right there at.
MOIG is supported by 08 Technical Partners from the Mediterranean region and Europe, who provide technical assistance to members in training, advices and other services. The list of Technical Partners is the following:

  1. Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC)
  2. Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution (CEDRE)
  3. International Spill Control Organization (ISCO)
  4. International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF)
  5. Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL)
  6. Adriatic Training Center (ATRAC)
  7. Italian Marine Ecology Company (CASTALIAS)
  8. Fast Oil Spill Team (FOST)

REMPEC provides an interface with governments at the regional level, and brings additional expertise to the group.

Membership Benefits

Nine reasons to join MOIG

  1. Network with spill response professionals
  2. Access to information and contacts with industry, governments and experts of the region in case of oil spill incidents
  3. Build standards and develop best practices through technical partners
  4. Strengthen ability to prepare for and respond safely and effectively to oil spill incidents
  5. Open invite to training courses, workshops, conferences and oil spill exercises
  6. Free of charge assistance in the development, conduct and execution of oil spill exercises, including lessons learned
  7. Be informed of the newest technologies
  8. Benefit from manufacturers and responders expertise
  9. Have access to oil spill response equipment data base