To facilitate the work of the Contracting Parties, OSPAR is involved in projects aimed at furthering its strategic aims. In light of this OSPAR has produced guidance on its strategic approach to projects.

OSPAR takes a pro-active approach to projects by developing and maintaining a list of topics of work that could be seen as ‘on the shelf’ project proposals to be further developed if funding opportunities arise. All Contracting Parties and/or expert groups are invited to inform the Secretariat of suitable calls for project as they appear or particular tasks that could be completed through a project structure.

These pages detail the projects in which OSPAR is involved.