Finnish Environment Institute | Suomen ympäristökeskus | Finlands miljöcentral

sykefi header valkoinen

Oil Spills in Arctic Areas -seminar

+ Show information

Basic project information


Parallel Oil Spill Exercise in Ice Conditions and Arctic Oil Spill Conference

March 6–8 2018

Registration now open!!

Finland, in a close co-operation with Sweden, will host an international arctic event in the Northern City of Oulu 6-8 March 2018. The event will consists of both an oil recovery exercise in ice conditions and parallel international conference focusing pollution prevention aspects in the Arctic. Event will be run under the Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic (MOSPA) and the Copenhagen agreement. Event is supported by the Finnish Ministry of the Foreign Affairs, Finnish Ministry of the Environment and the E.P.P.R. working group of the Arctic Council.

The seminar is expected to host some 200-250 participants and the conference has following themes:

  • Arctic Council and its working group on Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) and the work under the Arctic MOSPA agreement,
  • Technology for oil in ice response,
  • Search and rescue in Arctic areas,
  • Ecological consequences of oil spills in the Arctic
  • Ice management and weather services in the Arctic
  • Latest research related to oil spills in cold climate.

In connection with the Oil Spills in Arctic Areas –seminar there will be:

  • an exhibition area where companies and authorities can present services, equipment, research  and development projects etc.
  • possibility to follow the MOSPA2O18 oil spill response exercise in the conference area through real-time video streaming
  • possible Arctic innovation or marketing events.

Draft Programme for the Conference can be seen here:


As a separate event the EKOMON project’ s final seminar will be organized at the same venue. EKOMON seminar handles questions related on the monitoring of ecological impacts of accidental marine HNS spills.


We have made a block booking at the different hotels in Oulu. Please contact the hotel directly to make your reservation.

Scandic Oulu by emailing and booking code is BMOS060318.
Alternatively, you can call the hotel +358 (0) 8 543 1000 and quoting the same booking reference.
Room rates 102 €/single room/night and 122 €/twin room/night, until 13 February 2018.

Original Sokos Hotel Arina by emailing
Alternatively, you can call the hotel +358 (0)8 312 3255.
Room rates 109 €/single Comfort room/night and 124 €/twin Comfort room/night, until 9 February 2018.

Lapland Hotel Oulu by emailing and booking code is Oil Spills in Arctic Areas-seminar.
Alternatively, you can call the hotel +358 (0)8 8811 110 and quoting the same booking reference.
Room rates 85 €/single room/night and 100 €/twin room/night, until 6 February 2018.


Logistics and related information will be soon available here.

More Information & Contacts:

MOSPA event arrangements:

General Management:

Exercise planning:

Conference, Logistics and Exhibition:

Published 2017-12-08 at 12:34, updated 2018-01-09 at 8:19