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OSPAR Meetings 2015/2016

 

Meeting schedule September 2015 to June 2016

 


Acronym

Dates

Meeting

Host

Venue

3 week deadline

BONN

23-24 September 2015

Meeting of the Bonn Agreement

Denmark

Copenhagen

1 Sept 2015

ICG-MSFD(2) 2015

30 September – 1 October 2015

Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine Strategy Framework Directive

Denmark

Copenhagen

8 Sept 2015

ICG-COBAM

6-9 October 2015

(midday start and finish)

Intersessional Correspondence Group on Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment

Norway

Trondheim

15 Sept 2015

ICG-Trend

8-9 October 2015

Intersessional Correspondence Group on a trend assessment of annual data on dumping of waste and other matter at sea

Belgium

Ghent

17 Sept 2015

ICG-MPA

13-15 October 2015

Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine Protected Areas

Portugal

Lisbon

22 Sept 2015

ICG-ML

November 2015

Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine Litter

UK

Shetlands

N/A

CoG(2) 2015

11-12  November 2015

Coordination Group

Secretariat

[Defra offices]

20 Oct 2015

MIME

23-27 November 2015

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

Secretariat

ICES offices, Copenhagen

30 Oct 2015

ICG-COBAM

1-3 December 2015

Intersessional Correspondence Group on Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment

United Kingdom

London

9 Nov 2015

ICG-MAQ

December 2015

Intersessional Correspondence Group to Manage Preparation and Publication of the Intermediate Assessment 2017 and the QSR21 - ICG MAQ

Portugal

?

N/A

ICG-POSH

19-21 January 2016

Intersessional Correspondence Group on the implementation follow up of measures for the protection and conservation of species and habitats

Norway

Trondheim

15 Nov 2015 for draft measures and background docs

EAP

End of January 2016

Expert Assessment Panel – Offshore

 

 

 

ICG-EUT

25-27 January 2016

Back-to-back with INPUT

Intersessional Correspondence Group on Eutrophication

Spain

Malaga

31 Dec 2015

INPUT

27-29 January 2016

Back-to-back with ICG-EUT

Working Group on Inputs to the Marine Environment

Spain

Malaga

5 Jan 2016

RSC

9-11 February 2016

 

Radioactive Substances Committee

Belgium

 

18 Jan 2016

Bonn Agreement – EMSA and Regional Secretariats

17 February 2016

 

Secretariat

London

 

BDC

29 February – 4 March 2016

Biodiversity Committee

Sweden

Gothenburg

5 Feb 2016 (NB 15 Nov 2015 for measures)

OIC

15-17 March 2016

Offshore Industry Committee

Netherlands

 

22 Feb 2016

(Easter weekend: 25-28 March 2016)

 

HASEC

4-8 April 2016

Hazardous Substances and Eutrophication Committee

Ireland

 

11 March 2016

EIHA

11-15 April 2016

Environmental Impact of Human Activities Committee

Germany

 

18 March 2016

Collective arrangement

April 2016

2nd meeting under the Collective Arrangement (TBC)

 

London

 

ICG-MSFD(1) 2016

April 2016

Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine Strategy Framework Directive

[France]

[Paris]

TBC

JL

[27-]28 April 2016

Jurists/Linguists

Secretariat

London

 

NSN

3-4 May 2016

North Sea Network

Germany

 

 

CVC

11 May 2016

Chairman and Vice-Chairmen

Secretariat

London

 

CoG(1) 2016

11-12 May 2016

Coordination Group

Secretariat

London

19 April 2016

HOD

13 May 2016

Heads of Delegation

Secretariat

London

21 April 2016

OTSOPA

24-26 May 2016

Technical Working Group – Bonn Agreement

Netherlands

Scheveningen

2 May 2016

OSPAR

[20-24 June 2016]

[27 June – 1 July 2016]

OSPAR Commission

[Spain]

 

[27 May 2016]

[3 June 2016]

 

Deadline for the submission of Decisions or Recommendations

For meetings of the Commission, proposals for Decisions or Recommendations to be adopted by the Commission shall be received by the Secretariat at least five weeks before the opening of an ordinary meeting of the Commission.

For meetings of a subsidiary body, proposals for Decisions and Recommendations shall be received by the Secretariat at least twelve weeks before the opening of a meeting of that subsidiary body.

(OSPAR Rules of Procedure, §§ 45 and 46).