The Gulf Oil spill at the moment caused me to wonder about Irelands readiness for such an event. Here you can find the oil spill strategy for the Shannon. Whilst I cant be a judge of the document as a whole, I am struck by the relative absence of remote sensing technologies (2 mentions). The document was drawn up in 2002, and since then there have been big strides in the technology and in availability of specialised hazard products from EO, particularly in terms of temporal availability. Perhaps we should be looking at reviewing these documents with an eye utilising fully some of the new products coming out of SAFER and GMES.