The use of new methods and gear in oil spill response requires a profound knowledge on the logistics, the handling and the expected results within the response team. This includes responders in the field, on scene commanders and spill response managers likewise. Within the project SBOIL (2016-2019) the airborne application of biodegradable sorbents and subsequent offshore and onshore recovery was introduced in the South Baltic Area. To ensure a successful implementation, a holistic training concept, including three different types of training, was developed and executed.

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Author Information: Dr.-Ing. Marcus Siewert is working as a reseacher in the field of oil spill response at the University of Rostock since 2010. He is author of several oil spill response related publications and wrote his PhD on the topic Oil Spill Preparedness in Germany related to sea state data.