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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

JTG-BWM 2015: 16 September 2015 - 17 September 2015, GDANSK, POLAND

Joint HELCOM/OSPAR Task Group on Ballast Water Exemptions

ICG-NOISE 15: 29 September 2015 - 30 September 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark

Intersessional Correspondence Group on Underwater Noise

ICG-COBAM(2) 2015: 6 October 2015 - 9 October 2015, Trondheim, Norway

Intersessional Correspondence Group on the Coordination of Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring

ICG-MPA 2015: 13 October 2015 - 15 October 2015, Lisbon, Portugal

Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine Protected Areas