Name: Hassan Abdulla Marzooq
Designation: Senior Environmental Specialist National Oil Spill Response Officer
Company: Supreme Council for Environment Kingdom of Bahrain
Eng. Hassan Marzooq is Senior Environmental Specialist and a National Oil Spill Response Officer at the Supreme Council for Environment in Kingdom of Bahrain. Hassan has 15 years of experience in the field of oil spill response. He was involved in response to many oil spill incidents in Bahrain, and participated in many oil spill exercises inside and outside Bahrain. Hassan has a wide experience in developing, reviewing and updating oil spill contingency plans. He has participated played an active role in the Regional Oil Spill Response Committee at MEMAC. Before Joining the Supreme Council for Environment in 2006, Hassan was Oil Ships Surveyor in the National Oil and Gas Authority in Bahrain. He holds Bsc. in Chemical Engineering and Master Degree in Environment and Sustainable Development both from University of Bahrain
Session: Oil Spill – The impact on the Environment and Waste Management
Abstract (not more than 150 Words):
Oil spill can be considered one of the most severe ecological disasters on marine environment.Oil spill has become a global concern because of its immediate and adverse effects on marine environment, it has also potential long-term negative impact on ecosystems and marine habitats. Seabirds are highly vulnerable to the impact of oil spill because of their breeding behavior, foraging and distribution. Feathers are important for birds in buoyancy, insulation and flight; small quantity of oil can affect the feathers and lead to loss of bird’s buoyancy and insulation and that cause an immediate death by drowning or hypothermia. When oil deposits on the surface of sensitive plants it causes sub lethal impact and death of the marine life that depends on these plants. Mangroves are example of habitats that are highly vulnerable to oil spill, disruption of these habitats could affect their services such as fish production and shoreline protection.
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*Last Date of Submission: 31stAugust2019