Oil spill response test basin
OIL SPILL RESPONSE TRAINING
SPILL RESPONSE TESTS AND EQUIPMENT TRIALS
South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) has widely recognized competence in marine pollution response management due to a long-standing research and development activities. With over 20 years of experience in developing oil spill response management with Finnish authorities, Xamk has proven expertise in oil spill response contingency planning and improving response capability. Xamk is also the only educational institute in Finland providing oil spill response training and education.
Logistics and Seafaring is one of the four RDI focus areas of Xamk. Our applied research focuses on maritime safety and managing environmental risks related to the maritime operations. The main research topics include pollution prevention and spill response management, maritime emergency response and distress operations. This page introduces the RDI activities related to the pollution response. You can read more about topics on maritime safety and emergency response and distress operations here.
Oil spill response test basin is designed for training and testing purposes. The facility enables the use of a variety of test oils in a safe and controlled environment.
Project aims to improve preparedness for spills of new generation fuels.
Project aims to establish an oil spill response research, testing and training facility in order to provide testing of full-scale equipment.
Project aims to improve the oil spill response competency and overall preparedness for marine oil spills on the coast of Gulf of Finland.
Xamk's task in the SIMREC Project is to create a joint oil spill response simulator training model and organize pilot exercises.
Project aims to develop oil spill response preparedness and management of major pollution incidents in Saimaa Lake District.
The project develops oil spill response simulator training for regional fire and rescue services and other response authorities.