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Welcome to the OSPAR Commission, protecting and conserving the North-East Atlantic and its resources

The OSPAR Convention is the current legal instrument guiding international cooperation on the protection of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic. Work under the Convention is managed by the OSPAR Commission, made up of representatives of the Governments of 15 Contracting Parties and the European Commission, representing the European Union.


Future Meetings

MIME 2014: 24 November 2014 - 28 November 2014, ICES, Copenhagen, Secretariat

Working Groups on Monitoring and on Trends and Effects of Substances in the Marine Environment (MIME)

ICGNOISE(2) 2014: 25 November 2014 - 26 November 2014, London, Secretariat

Meeting of the Intersessional Correspondence Group on Noise

ICG-MPA 2014: 25 November 2014 - 27 November 2014, Madrid, Spain

Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine Protected Areas

JTG_BWM: 1 December 2014 - 2 December 2014, MADRID, SPAIN

Joint HELCOM/OSPAR Task Group on Ballast Water Management Exemptions