GRID product detail

Illegal Oil Discharge in European Seas


Duration: February 2006 - on-going

One-third of global marine oil transportation passes through European waters. Not only oil tankers, but various other cargo ships pose a constant threat of small to medium-scale oil pollution from illegal dumping of oily wastes with at least 3000 major events per year around Europe. The devastating consequences of occasional “newsworthy” accidents are outmatched by constant small, but still harmful, releases from oil industry transport.

Data credit(s): Jean-Philippe Richard (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva), Stephane Kluser (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva), Pascal Peduzzi (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva), Andrea De Bono (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva), Gregory Giuliani (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva)

GRID unit: Global Change and Vulnerability

UNEP region: Global

UNEP priorities:  Harmful Substances, Disasters and Conflicts, Environmental Governance

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