The OWRN is the brainchild of Pauline Beades who over many years has successfully built a professional network of supporters. Many including Port Authorities, NGO's and County Councils who now acknowledge and support the need for a Nationwide Wildlife Response Program in the event of an oil spill in the aquatic environment. Due to Pauline's determination and the support of leading authorities there are now 4 coastal depositories of essential equipment available to the OWRN for a primary wildlife response should an oil spill occur in Ireland

Pauline continues to spearhead the OWRN as Director of Training and Events.