ITOPF is as a source of objective technical expertise in the area of accidental spills of oil, chemicals, and other cargoes and substances in the marine environment. They are maintained on a not-for-profit basis by the world’s shipowners and their insurers and our mission is to promote effective spill response.
Each year, up to £75,000 is made available by ITOPF to fund R&D projects to improve our knowledge and understanding of issues related to accidental marine pollution from ships. The award is intended to support a combination of PhD projects and/or short-term projects which have the potential to lead to improvements in all spill related matters. This funding typically supports research costs, plus a student stipend and university fees in the case of a PhD project.
The purpose of this initiative is to facilitate and encourage organisations worldwide to develop ideas that can potentially provide solutions to some of the challenges faced by the spill response community.
For more information on the 2021 ITOPF R&D Award, please visit the ITOPF website. Closing date 30th November 2020.