Skåne county leads the BALEX DELTA 2018 Shore exercise, simulating an overwhelming oil spill reaching its coast

By Lars Persson -- An oil spill reaching the shore can be one of the worst environmental disasters to a country. Its clean-up demands enormous resources in personnel and material, and takes a long time to handle. Oil spills affect the environment for many years, as seen with the Exxon Valdez, Deepwater Horizon and Prestige. It… Continue reading Skåne county leads the BALEX DELTA 2018 Shore exercise, simulating an overwhelming oil spill reaching its coast

BALEX DELTA 2018 is on track as shown during key planning conference in Karlskrona

Preparations for the BALEX DELTA 2018 maritime accident response exercise are well underway, as demonstrated during the Final Planning Conference held from 17 to 18 April 2018 in Karlskrona, Sweden. Organized by the Swedish Coast Guard, the conference was a major step towards the BALEX DELTA 2018 that will be held later this year in… Continue reading BALEX DELTA 2018 is on track as shown during key planning conference in Karlskrona

Camilla Mörn: “Registration for the observers program is open”

Project update by Camilla Mörn, responsible for the observers programme: Exercising and developing skills is of vital importance for strengthening our ability to battle oil and chemical spills both on shore and at sea. However, it is also of great essence to disseminate knowledge and lessons learned to a wider group of stakeholders. As the… Continue reading Camilla Mörn: “Registration for the observers program is open”

Stig Wahlström: “Keep up the good mood and lower your shoulders”

Project update by Stig Wahlström, project manager for SCOPE 2017: The goal of the SCOPE 2017 exercise was to increase and improve cooperation and coordination between national and international forces in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and Germany within the framework of the Copenhagen and Bonn Agreements. The hardest thing during the exercise was to make… Continue reading Stig Wahlström: “Keep up the good mood and lower your shoulders”

Jonas Holmstrand: “The actual planning for the exercise is part of the exercise”

Project update by Jonas Holmstrand, responsible for the exercise at sea: This BALEX DELTA exercise is extremely important. The Swedish Coast Guard does a lot of co-exercises with other countries every year, but this is the Baltic Sea we are talking about – no country can manage this on their own. Large-scale scenarios require collaboration,… Continue reading Jonas Holmstrand: “The actual planning for the exercise is part of the exercise”