on oils Definitions and characteristics
How is oil found and extracted? Use of oils
Quantities: Extraction, production, consumption, discharges
into the marine environment
How do oil products become pollutants in the
coastal and marine environment? Natural sources
Land-based sources Sea-based sources
What happens with oils in water?
Oil damage in the coastal and marine environment: Wildlife
- Habitats - Human health - Economy
Ways to combat (response techniques) and prevent
oil pollution in the marine environment. Prevention
on land Prevention at sea Combatting/Response
at sea Combatting/Response in the coastal zone
Frequently asked questions on oil pollution
in the coastal and marine environment.
glossary Brief explanations of about
100 oil-related words and terms, with links to more information
more List of web sites of organizations with
much information on oil and marine oil pollution issues
issues Brief information on other shipping-related
issues/problems (airborne and waterborne pollutants) that
affect the coastal and marine environment.