40th AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response
About the AMOP Technical Seminar
The AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response is an international forum on preventing, assessing, containing, and cleaning up spills of hazardous materials in every type of environment. It also deals with solutions for remediating and rehabilitating contaminated sites.
The annual AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response is organized and sponsored by the Emergencies Science and Technology Section (ESTS), Science and Technology Branch of Environment and Climate Change Canada.
Bibliography 1978-2016 (PDF; 957 KB)
Former Arctic and Marine Oilspill Program (AMOP)
Environment and Climate Change Canada began the Arctic and Marine Oilspill Program (AMOP) in March 1978 to improve the knowledge base and technology for combatting Arctic and marine oil spills. The AMOP Technical Seminar soon evolved into an international technical forum about oil spills in any environment as well as other spill-related topics.
In 1983, the first Technical Seminar on Chemical Spills (TSOCS) was held in conjunction with the AMOP Seminar and, with time, grew to include counterterrorism issues, a reflection of current priorities. In 1999, the Technical Seminar for Phytoremediation/Biotechnology Solutions for Spills (PHYTO) was added. This seminar changed to Biotechnology Solutions for Spills (BIOSS) and then to Biological Solutions for Site Remediation, Restoration, and Rehabilitation (BIOSOLR3).
To remain at the forefront of the dynamic field of spill response, in 2008 all three Seminars were amalgamated under the name AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response. While the Seminar retains its recognized moniker, AMOP, the scope seminar has been broadened to encompass spills of oil and hazardous materials in every type of environment.
For additional information, please contact:
Emergencies Science and Technology Section
Environment and Climate Change Canada
335 River Road
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Telephone: (613) 998-9622
Fax: (613) 991-9485
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