National Contingency Plan Workshops: Suriname, Trinidad, and Mexico (October 2018)

Dr. Elliott Taylor provided oil spill expert facilitation for three National Workshops on Contingency Planning and Implementation of the OPRC Convention organized by the IMO RAC REMPEITC – Carib. Workshops were conducted in Paramaribo, Suriname (17-19 Oct.), Port of Spain, Trinidad (22-24 Oct.),and Cd. Del Carmen, Mexico (29-31 Oct. 2018). A key activity for each workshop entailed training and use of ARPEL’s Response/Readiness Assessment Tool for Oil Spills (RETOS) and Manual to evaluate the level of national oil spill preparedness and to identify prioritized opportunities for improvement and a planned path forward.