ISCO'S NEW SECRETARY, MATTHEW SOMMERVILLE, SPEAKS ABOUT HIS IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ORGANIZATION

Having been in post as ISCO secretary for a little over a month now I felt it was time to introduce what may become a regular column from myself and other members of the ISCO executive committee.  In doing this, I hope we can address one of the fundamental objectives of ISCO, to share and disseminate knowledge and at the same time to keep you informed about how ISCO is continuing to grow.

2017 has been identified by some organisations and individuals as an important year for the spill response industry being 50 years since the 18th March 1967 grounding of the Torrey Canyon.  While that incident is widely sighted as the start of the oil spill response industry when looked at in the round is clear that it was only a new chapter in the known and already developing story of oil spills.  In the same way that later incidents such as the Amoco Cadiz, Exxon Valdez or Deepwater Horizon have filled subsequent chapters.

Read more in Issue 591 of the ISCO Newsletter. Go to www.spillcontrol.org Select NEWS and NEWSLETTER