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

Joint HELCOM/OSPAR Task Group on Ballast Water Management Exemptions

ICG-COBAM(3) 2014: 2 December 2014 - 4 December 2014, Madrid, Spain

Intersessional Correspondence Group on the Coordination of Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring

ICG-MAQ: 4 December 2014 - 4 December 2014, London, Secretariat

Intersessional Correspondence Group to Manage Production and Publication of the Intermediate Assessment 2017 and the QSR

ICG-POSH: 13 January 2015 - 14 January 2015, Gijon, Spain

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