IOSTC has combined the power of interactive technology and years of experience in
environmental education and training to develop state-of-art cost effective E-Learning
training solutions for oil spill response and management. In addition to our training
applications, we work with our clients to define their training needs and develop
appropriate training courses including classroom, interactive, and field training.
IOSTC also develops training management systems to facilitate and enhance environmental
management and by so doing improve both efficiency and safety.
Advantages of Interactive Training
- Consistent delivery of information.
Cost effective solution - significant savings over
instructor-led, face-to-face training at different locations by reducing costs such
as travel, meals and lodging. This method also reduces costs related to training
administrative and management support by automatically measuring and recording various
data relevant to the progress of trainees. Click here
to compare the costs of traditional classroom training to interactive training.
Higher learning absorption rate - the training modules use interactive feedback,
hence improved comprehension and retention of knowledge.
Broader range of information is provided in an easy to learn animated format.
Availability of training seven days per week, 24 hours per day at the user’s
- Testing/Scoring - Feedback is immediate with the training modules.
- Instant update and information delivery on new products.
Self-paced Training - users can move through the lessons at their own pace.
Reviewing forgotten or unclear material is just a matter of clicking on the 'topic'
or 'menu' button.
Self-directed Training - allowing trainees to choose content appropriate
to their differing interests, needs, and skill levels.
- IOSTC training applications are designed as a modular structure
to allow simple cost effective customization.
- IOSTC training applications are designed as Train-the-Trainer
kits, providing instructors with powerful tools to customize the training for specific
requirements and integrating other training tools and presentations.
- IOSTC training applications have been developed to provide a flexible
approach to oil spill response training. Courses can be used by an individual or
can be set up to provide a standard company-wide training program. The individual
user is assigned a unique password so that only that person can access their individual
Quality - IOSTC training materials have been prepared by internationally recognized leaders
in oil spill response training who have conducted many hundreds of courses worldwide.
User Flexibility - Users can take the course at one session or can progress on a step-by-step basis
through the individual modules and spread the training over a period of time.
Certification - The Knowledge Test can be taken over the Internet to obtain a Course Completion
Certificate. This test can be configured so that one individual can participate
as part of a standardized company-wide certification program.
Adaptation - The contents of the training course can be tailored to meet the requirements of
a specific location or type of operation such as offshore operations, onshore operations,
marine oil spills, or river oil spills.
Basics of Oil Spill Response
IOSTC’s Basics of Oil Spill Response training module is available as a CD-ROM, Intranet
application with Learning management System; it could also be could be accessed
at our E-Learning Portal
The training course can be used in place of or to supplement classroom activities
and also as an introduction or refresher to other oil spill response training activities.
The applications is designed as Train-the-Trainer kit, to allow trainers to reach
larger audiences with consistent information.
The program has been designed to provide a first level introduction training course
that covers eight topics:
- Properties of Oil
- Behavior of Oil
- Oil Spill Management
- Response Strategies
- Response Techniques
- Spill Response Equipment
- Surveillance and Monitoring
- Contingency Planning
These topics follow the basic material that is covered by the IMO Oil Spill Preparedness
and Response Training Course.
Basics of Oil Spill Response training program could be accessed from IOSTC’s E-Learning Portal for hourly fee. This is recommended for individuals or small scale organizations.