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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

ICG-MSFD(1)15: 20 April 2015 - 21 April 2015, Brussels, Belgium

Intersessional Correspondence Group on the Marine Strategy Framework Directive – ICG MSFD

JL 2015: 29 April 2015 - 29 April 2015, London,

Group of Jurists/Linguists

CoG(1) 2015: 6 May 2015 - 7 May 2015, London (Defra),

Coordination Group

CVC 2015: 6 May 2015 - 6 May 2015, London, Secretariat

Group of Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen