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International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) Sets New Dates for Triennial Event
IOSC, Interspill, and Spillcon shift conference dates in unified response to COVID-19 impact
In response to the escalating global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC), in conjunction with Interspill and Spillcon, have made the decision to shift their triennial events by one year, to allow for IOSC to occur in 2021. This decision follows the cancellation of IOSC 2020, May 11 – 14 in New Orleans, LA, USA. IOSC 2021 will now take place May 10 – 13, 2021 in its original host city of New Orleans.
Interspill will now be held in 2022 in Europe and Spillcon in 2023 in Australia. The rotating conferences provide a platform for the sharing of oil spill preparedness and response expertise and ideas from around the globe. The decision to postpone IOSC and shift the triennial series by one year was made with the best interest of all involved, with the well-being of constituents being top priority. The ongoing spread of COVID-19 has resulted in continued concern over health and safety, along with travel advisories, event size restrictions, and closures.
More details will be provided closer to the events.