Calendar

Meeting schedule July 2016 to June 2017

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).

AcronymDatesMeetingHostVenue
ICG-MAQ(2) 201614 July 2016Intersessional Correspondence Group (ICG) to Manage Preparation and Publication of the Intermediate Assessment 2017 and the QSR21 (ICG-MAQ)SecretariatLondon
ICG-TREND16-17 August 2016Intersessional Correspondence Group on a trend assessment of annual data on dumping and placement of waste and other matter at seaSecretariatLondon
COMP3 Task Group6-7 September 2016Task Group for production of the Integrated Report on Eutrophication statusGermany
Bonn 201620-21 September 2016Contracting Parties to the Bonn AgreementBelgiumLiège
BDC(2) 2016 (3 day meeting)21-23 September 2016Biodiversity CommitteeNetherlandsDordrecht
ICG-RBA2 days in September or October 2016Intersessional Correspondence Group on the Risk-Based Approach to the management of produced waterNetherlands
ICG-MAQ(3) 201628-30 September 2016Intersessional Correspondence Group to Manage Preparation and Publication of the Intermediate Assessment 2017 and the QSR21 (ICG-MAQ)SpainMadrid
ICG-MSFD(2) 20164-5 October 2016Intersessional Correspondence Group on the Marine Strategy Framework DirectiveBelgiumBrussels
ICG-MPA11-13 October 2016Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine Protected AreasSpainCalvia, Mallorca
ICG-ESA21 October 2016Intersessional Correspondence Group to provide socio-economic input to the Intermediate Assessment 2017SecretariatLondon
CoG(2) 201624-26 October 2016Coordination Group [or other appropriate group]SecretariatLondon
ICG-ML(2) 20168-10 November 2016Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine LitterDenmarkCopenhagen
MIME14-18 November 2016Working Groups on Monitoring and on Trends and Effects of Substances in the Marine Environment (MIME)SecretariatICES offices, Copenhagen
ICG-Noise14-15 November 2016Intersessional Correspondence Group on NoiseSecretariatLondon
ICG-POSH22-24 November 2016Intersessional Correspondence Group on the implementation follow up of measures for the protection and conservation of species and habitatsSwedenGothenburg
JTG-BWM29-30 November 2016Joint Ballast Water MeetingBelgiumBrussels
ICG-COBAM29 November – 1 December 2016Intersessional Correspondence Group on Biodiversity Monitoring and AssessmentSpainMadrid
ICG-MAQ17-19 January 2017Intersessional Correspondence Group (ICG) to Manage Preparation and Publication of the Intermediate Assessment 2017 and the QSR21 (ICG-MAQ)European CommissionBrussels
EAP24-26 January 2017Expert Assessment Panel – OffshoreNetherlandsThe Hague
ICG-EUT23-25 January 2017 Back-to-back with INPUTIntersessional Correspondence Group on EutrophicationLisbonPortugal
INPUT25-27 January 2017 Back-to-back with ICG-EUTWorking Group on Inputs to the Marine EnvironmentLisbonPortugal
RSC14-16 February 2017Radioactive Substances CommitteeSwitzerlandGeneva
EcApRHA – ends in FebruaryWrap-up meeting for the project
BDC6-10 March 2017Biodiversity CommitteeGermanyBerlin
OIC15-17 March 2017Offshore Industry CommitteeNorwayOslo
ICG-MSFD(1) 201722-23 March 2017Intersessional Correspondence Group on the Marine Strategy Framework DirectiveNetherlands
HASEC27-31 March 2017Hazardous Substances and Eutrophication CommitteeSwedenStockholm
EIHA3-7 April 2017Environmental Impact of Human Activities CommitteeIrelandCork
(Easter weekend: 14 – 17 April 2017)
ICG-MAQ18-21 April 2017Intersessional Correspondence Group (ICG) to Manage Preparation and Publication of the Intermediate Assessment 2017 and the QSR21 (ICG-MAQ)NorwayOslo
JL20 April 2017Jurists/LinguistsSecretariatLondon
NSN3-4 May 2017North Sea NetworkSwedenGothenburg
COLLAR 2017

10-11 May 2017

Collective ArrangementNEAFCLondon
CVC16 or 17 May 2017Chairman and Vice-ChairmenSecretariatLondon
CoG[16][17]-18 May 2017Coordination GroupSecretariatLondon
HOD[18][19] May 2017Heads of DelegationSecretariatLondon
OTSOPA23-25 May 2017Technical Working Group – Bonn AgreementNorwayBergen
OSPAR26–30 June 2017OSPAR Commission