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Document ID (ISN)107509
CIS number 08-184
ISSN - Serial title 0120-5684 - Protección y seguridad
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pérez Suárez R.
Title Advantages of an integrated environmental management and response system based on centres for emergency intervention
Original title Beneficios de una gestión integral ambiental y de repuesta mediante centros de atención de emergencias [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information July-Aug.2007, Vol.53, No.314, p.60-61. Illus.
Abstract An early response in the event of an oil spill can help mitigate the environmental damage caused by such accidents. This article explains the functions of centres for emergency intervention integrating a proactive approach and how they should be organized for maximum effectiveness. Such centres should consist of integrated systems that include a logistical chain of support with clear responsibilities and defined areas of specialization, working as a pluridisciplinary team. They should be staffed by persons having backgrounds in particular in nautical sciences, safety engineering, biology, geology and oceanography.
Descriptors (primary) ships; emergency organization; petroleum and natural gas industry; spills; environmental pollution; pollution control
Descriptors (secondary) national organization; responsibilities; role of government; work organization
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceColombia
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Pollution control