Environmental Response Policy

3/15/2019: International Oil Spill Conference call for technical papers and posters

The International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) sponsorship team is seeking thematically related papers and posters for its triennial convening, scheduled for May 11-14, 2020 in New Orleans.

The paper and poster presentations form the backbone of the IOSC’s technical program and contribute to the vast canon of oil pollution knowledge shared between the government, industry, and academia. Invited authors present their respective papers or posters during speaker platforms or interactive sessions scheduled during the IOSC.

The IOSC provides an open forum for professionals from the international community, the private sector, government, and non-governmental organizations to highlight and discuss innovations and best practices across the spectrum of prevention, preparedness, response, and restoration.

The Call for Papers and Posters closes May 15, 2019. Everyone is invited to submit.

Prospective authors should visit the IOSC 2020 website and follow the submission guidance contained within the Call for Papers and Posters brochure. Before a paper or poster is invited for presentation at the IOSC, an author must first submit a comprehensive abstract for consideration through the IOSC online abstract management system. Abstracts may not exceed 400 words and will be judged on relevance, uniqueness/originality, technical content, and clarity. Additional information and submission procedures can be found in the “Call for Papers” brochure. Authors whose abstracts are selected will be notified by August 2019. Guidelines for paper and poster development will accompany the acceptance notices.

In 1971, the Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the American Petroleum Institute began a joint sponsorship of the IOSC. Today’s IOSC permanent sponsorship team includes five additional domestic and international organizations:

• International Maritime Organization
• International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association
• Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
• Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
• National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

For more information, view the Coast Guard message or contact Lt. Adam Mosley or Lt. Rebecca Brooks in the Office of Marine Environmental Response.

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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