More than 2,600 emergency responders are set to converge from November 12 to 14, 2013 in Tampa, Florida, for the CLEAN GULF Conference & Exhibition. Key professionals and decision makers from throughout the Gulf Coast and beyond will come together to discuss the latest trends and best practices in response operations. Attendees will walk away with viable solutions they can incorporate to safely produce and transport petroleum products and effectively respond when a spill occurs. In addition to the conference sessions, the exhibit floor features more than 200 companies ready to assist with finding new solutions and technologies that will work best for individual organizations.
The CLEAN GULF agenda is packed full of content that has been programmed specifically for the response community by leading state and federal agencies, oil and gas operators, oil spill response organizations, consultants, academia and nongovernmental organizations.
The conference begins with a two-hour megasession on November 13, titled 'Lead the Future: Where the Offshore Oil Industry is Going and what the Regulatory and Response Community Needs to Do to Be There With Them.'
The megasession will be followed by sessions including: Dispersants, Risk Assessment as a Planning Tool, Emerging Technologies, Well Containment and Cooperative Updates, Unified Command—What Should the Responsible Party Expect from Responding Agencies, Case Studies, Training for Excellence, Expanding Technologies, Well Containment and Control Technologies, and Aging Infrastructure.
On Thursday, November 14, the day will consist of sessions including: Wildlife Response Management Plans for Incident Action Plans, Response Planning and Preparedness, Data Acquisition and Stewardship, Subsea Dispersants, Health and Safety, Challenging Cases for the Salvor and the Coast Guard Field Perspective, International Perspectives, Lessons Learned, Regulatory—Emerging Issues, Unifying the Unified Command, Logistics, Common Operating Picture and Communication, Deepwater Regulatory Issues and National Contingency Plan versus National Response Frame.
The CLEAN GULF exhibit hall will feature leading oil spill response organizations, regulatory agencies and service companies showcasing their latest solutions and technologies. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with all of the exhibitors to discuss their unique and specific oil spill prevention and response needs.
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