Your browser does not support this video. Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/10-Years-Brent-Spar-27MZIFV2QP5K.htmlConceptually similarBrent Spar PlaqueGP03X57Completed★★★★Decommissioning Brent Spar PhotoGP03X7CCompleted★★★★Brent Spar Scrap Metal GP03X58Completed★★★★Brent Spar Action Second Occupation - North Sea - B-RollGP03X53Completed★★★★Brent Spar Action First Occupation - North Sea- B-rollGP03X51Completed★★★★Brent Spar Arrives in Erfjord GP03X54Completed★★★★Brent Spar Action Second Occupation - North Sea - B-rollGP03X52Completed★★★★Brent Spar Oil Platform DismantlingGP03X56Completed★★★★Brent Spar Celebration - North Sea B-RollGP03X55Completed★★★★View AllGP0487H10 Years Brent SparThe Brent Spar was decommissioned in 1991 and the owners, oil company Shell, decided to sink it at the bottom of the North Atlantic. Greenpeace instigated a campaign that gained the support of thousands of people and after three months of protest Shell announced that it was no longer going to sink the Spar and instead towed it to Norway to be moored in a fjord, dismantled and recycled as the foundation for a new quay in Mekjarvik. Clipreel features footage from the GP occupation of the Brent Spar; actions against Shell in Germany; the towing and scrapping of the Spar in Erfjord, Norway; recycling quay Mekjarvik in Stavanger, Norway; present day North Sea oil fields; water sampling around Dunlin Platform in North Sea and statements by Angela Merkel, former German Minister of Environment; Jochen Vorfelder, former GP team-leader; Harald Zindler, former GP team-leader; Arvid Nygaard, Project Manager Maritime GMC AS; Karsten Smid , GP oil expert and Christian Bussau, GP Marine Expert.Locations:Germany-North Sea-NorwayDate:28 Apr, 2005Credit:© GreenpeaceDuration:29m2sAudio format:NaturalProduction Type :CLIPREELKeywords:Actions and protests-Aerial view-Banners-Brent Spar-Climate (campaign title)-Climbing actions-Coast guards-Confrontation-Greenpeace activists-Greenpeace inflatables-Helicopters-KWCI (GPI)-Leaflets-MV Moby Dick-Occupation actions-Oil (fossil fuel)-Oil (Industry)-Oil fires-Oil rigs-Oil tankers-Petrol stations-Police-Public engagement-Sampling (activity)-Shell (commercial business)-Spraying-Toxics (campaign title)-Waste disposal-Water cannonsShoot:Brent Spar Recycled in NorwayThe Brent Spar is being used as the base for a new quay in Norway, after it was brought ashore in 1998 and recycled. The Brent Spar campaign is remembered as one of the most significant Greenpeace successes of the 1990s. Greenpeace called for the offshore industry to take proper environmental responsibility for its obsolete platforms and other wastes, rather than using the oceans as a dumping ground. All the evidence has since shown that, as Shell itself later concluded, recycling the Brent Spar was the most environmentally sound option. Ten years after Greenpeace activists first occupied the Brent Spar on 30 April 1995, Greenpeace continues its mission to defend ocean life.