Film Festival and Photo Contest

As part of its week-long program of activities, the IOSC will host both a Film Festival and a Photography Contest. Interested agencies, organizations, companies, and individuals are invited to submit films or photographs that relate to the entry categories. No professional experience is required to enter. All individuals submitting a film or photo must comply with the guidelines and agree to the Official Rules for Entry.

Film Festival Guidelines 
Photography Contest Guidelines 

IOSC Film Festival and Photography Contest submission site: All applicants must register and agree to the official Rules for Entry. Please be sure to read the Rules for Entry in its entirety. Note that any person under the age of 18 who wishes to submit either a film and/ or photo for consideration must have a parent or guardian print the Rules for Entry and sign on their behalf*. You may not proceed with the submission process until this box is checked. 
Upon completing the registration process, you may select to submit an entry to either the Film Festival or the Photography Contest. Applicants who wish to submit both a film and a photo (or photos) for consideration may do so prior to logging out of the system. 
Please note that by registering on the Film Festival and Photography Contest submission site, you will not be registering to attend the IOSC. Separate registration is required. 
Questions or issues regarding the site can be directed to
* The scanned copy of the signed Rules for Entry form may be uploaded via the submission site.

All entries must be received by April 3, 2017.

Technical Demonstration

Past, Present and Future – The Evolution of Oil Spill Response

This year, The IOSC 2017 Technical Demonstration will illustrate the evolution of the global oil spill response community’s capabilities over the last 25+ years, focusing on innovation and emerging technologies by:

  • Providing a historical context of oil spill response capabilities.
  • Demonstrating current applied advances in oil detection, characterization, response management and containment and recovery.
  • Showcasing innovative and/or emerging technologies of research and development initiatives across the spectrum of response operations.
  • Promoting the collective efforts of the public and private sector global response community in advancing oil spill response technology.
  • Engaging STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) students by illustrating the real-world issues and problems presented and demonstrating research, development and implementation in oil spill response.
The demonstration will integrate these three (3) core theme elements:

  1. “Where We Were” – Representing the capabilities and limitations of oil spill response circa 1989 (Exxon Valdez).
  2. “Where We Are” – Current “State-of-the-Art” in all aspects of response.
  3. “Where We’re Going” – Innovative and/or emerging technologies, including basic and applied research and development.
The Technical Demonstration will showcase these major aspects of oil spill response in a curated nine (9) station display configuration around the lagoon adjacent to the conference center:

  • Health and Safety
  • Preparedness and Incident Command
  • Remote Sensing
  • Mechanical Recovery and Storage
  • Booming and Containment
  • Herding, In-Situ Burning and Combustion
  • Dispersants
  • Oiled Wildlife Response
  • Shoreline Response

Attendees may either sign up for a narrated, 90-minute station tour, take a self-guided tour, or visit individual stations in the open session (check this site for updates on the schedule of events).  

Closing Event

Closing Event details will be available soon. Please check this site regularly for updates. 


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