4th Adriatic Conference on spill prevention, preparedness and response
28 – 30 May 2019 Opatija, Croatia

About the conference

Following the success of the past three ADRIASPILLCONs organized in 2010, 2013 and 2016 respectively and a very encouraging response received in their aftermath from the participants, speakers and exhibitors, including those from the Adriatic coastal States, the Mediterranean region, the European countries and other parts of the world too, the organizers, ATRAC (Adriatic Training and Research Centre for Accidental Marine Pollution Preparedness and Response), embarked upon the organization of the 4th successive Adriatic Spill Conference and Exhibition ADRIASPILLCON 2019 which will be held between 28 and 30 May 2019, once again in Opatija, a touristic resort on the northern Adriatic coast of Croatia.

Adriaspillcon 2016 - opening

The Conference is being organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia and, like on previous occasions, the most important international, regional and national organizations active in the field of protection of marine environment against accidental pollution have confirmed their support for ADRIASPILLCON 2019. We are proud to announce that these include the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the IMO/UNEP Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC), the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPCF), the International Spill Control Organization (ISCO), the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Limited (ITOPF) and the Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution (Cedre).

The goals of ADRIASPILLCON 2019 are to present the latest developments in the technical, scientific, legal and organizational fields of dealing with accidental marine pollution, and to provide a forum where national, regional and international institutions, oil, chemical and shipping industries, academic community, individual experts, specialized companies and equipment manufacturers could share their knowledge and experience. 

The 2019 edition of ADRIASPILLCON will once again be complemented by an Exhibition of spill response equipment and products, and presentation of service offered by organizations and companies engaged in the field of oil and HNS spill preparedness and response. 


Organizing Committee:

  • Lukša Čičovački, Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure, Croatia
  • Vedran Martinić, ATRAC, Croatia
  • Capt. Darko Glažar, Harbour Master’s Office Rijeka, Croatia
  • Malek Smaoui, REMPEC, Malta
  • Kerem Kemerli, MEKE, Turkey
  • Marko Perkovič, FPP/ULJ, Slovenia

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