Following detailed investigation into the need and practical issues involved, The Global Alliance successfully implemented a cost effective solution to provide a Tier 2 regional aerial dispersant and surveillance service in West and Central Africa (WACAF). The will paper provide a case study of

  • i) The practical issues concerned with the implementation of the project from conception, through development and implementation. Transboundary issues concerning the logistics and deployment of the service and location of depots are discussed along with the need for the oil community to work closely together and with national authorities are discussed.

  • ii) The solution and rationale adopted to enable an effective response and cost effective service.

  • iii) The response and lessons learnt by The Global Alliance following the deployment of the service to two live spills in the region.

Video footage of the aircraft trials and an actual spill response will be provided along with details of the aircraft and associated equipment.

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