Industry Technical Advisory Committee for Oil Spill Response

Oil Spill Response Ltd is pleased to announce dates for the annual ITAC meeting, which will be co-hosted by the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK, on 2–4 October 2019.


We have negotiated special accommodation rates with the following hotels:

The Grand Harbour Hotel – a 10 minute walk from the NOC with a room rate of £125 bed and breakfast. To book, contact the hotel and quote ‘TAC2019’. It is recommended that you book your room as soon as possible to take advantage of the best available rate. OSRL will be arranging a daily transfer bus from/to this hotel ONLY.

Room2, 1 Queens Terrace, Southampton (opposite Dock Gate 5) – room rate £80 bed and breakfast. To access this rate please click here (the rate access code is pre-loaded)

Other hotels

Southampton has many hotels of different styles and prices. To view a list with estimated distances from the NOC please click here.

About ITAC

The Industry Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) is non-commercial and is driven by OSRL as part of our advocacy programme, recognising the benefits of engaging our front-line response staff in industry-focused technical discussion central to developing more effective oil spill response. We hold an ITAC meeting once per year, hosted in different locations with the meeting chaired by different ITAC members. We try to blend both international themes with items of regional interest according to where the meeting is being held.

ITAC’s Key Objectives

  • Forum for presenting and exchanging scientific and technical information on Oil Spill Preparedness and Response (OSPR)
  • Assembling a diverse group of OSPR professionals
  • Articulate industry positions on key international OSPR issues
  • Identify and address high consequence issues that impinge on effective oil spill preparedness and response
  • Develop dialogue and links between the science/academic community and the response community to enhance mutual understanding, improve science-based decision-making, scientific support to ongoing responses, and to promote relevant oil spill research.
  • Engage and encourage new adherents and next generation interest in oil spill preparedness, response, technology, management
  • Highlight advances and emerging technologies in oil spill preparedness and response


Event dates: 
Wednesday 2 October 2019 - 07:30 to Friday 4 October 2019 - 16:00