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View of downtown San Antonio showing the Convention Center.
INTERNATIONAL OIL SPILL
San Antonio, Texas
The eighth biennial Oil Spill
Conference — sponsored jointly by the U.S. petroleum industry and the federal government — will be held February 28 - March 3, 1983, at the San Antonio Con- vention Center, San Antonio,
More than 1,500 delegates and exhibitors from all over the world are expected to attend.
More than 100 technical papers dealing with the prevention, be- havior, control, and cleanup of oil spills will be presented. A number of films will also be shown.
The conference will stress pre- vention and control techniques; cleanup operations; contingency planning; new equipment devel- opment; environmental mapping; offshore operations; computer modeling; and socio-economic- legal aspects.
Poster presentations will add a new dimension to the confer- ence. A Texas spill mapping proj- ect, aerial photo surveys of Alas- ka, and oil spill techniques in
Australia are topics featured in the highly-visible poster pro- gram.
Sponsors of the international conference are the American Pe- troleum Institute, the U.S. Envi- ronmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Papers at the conference will be delivered by representatives from 18 countries including Aus- tralia, Bahrain, Bermuda, Can- ada, France, Japan, Malaysia,
Mexico, Netherlands, Norway,
Panama, Sweden, Saudi Arabia,
United Kingdom, the U.S., USSR,
Venezuela, and West Germany.
One of the papers "Activities of the USSR Ministry of Mer- chant Marine Organizations in the field of Marine Environment
Protection," by S.M. Nunuparov, to be presented by Oleg N. Khali- monov, will mark the first time the USSR has presented a paper at this conference, informed sources reported. The Soviet Gov- ernment has had representatives at prior conferences, it was noted, (continued on page 18) 14 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News