Decisions, Recommendations & Agreements

A complete list of OSPAR Decisions, Recommendations & Agreements can be found here

Work to implement the OSPAR Convention and its strategies is taken forward through the adoption of decisions, which are legally binding on the Contracting Parties, recommendations and other agreements. Decisions and recommendations set out actions to be taken by the Contracting Parties. These measures are complemented by other agreements setting out:

  • issues of importance;
  • agreed programmes of monitoring, information collection or other work which the Contracting Parties commit to carry out;
  • guidelines or guidance setting out the way that any programme or measure should be implemented;
  • actions to be taken by the OSPAR Commission on behalf of the Contracting Parties.

OSPAR 2010 reviewed the applicability of Decisions, Recommendations and Other Agreements within the framework of the OSPAR Convention and agreed that a number of measures could be considered as fulfilled or overtaken by measures adopted at national level or within other forums and therefore not followed by OSPAR anymore. As a consequence, while being set aside, they are retained as part of OSPAR’s ‘acquis’. The list of these measures together with an explanation of why they have been set aside is at Annex 5 to OSPAR 10/23/1. Additionally, OSPAR 2018 agreed to set aside Agreement 2006-04 on the application of the EcoQO system. OSPAR 2019 agreed to set aside OSPAR Recommendations 2000/1 and 2000/2

Found 372 Decs, Recs & Ags:

PARCOM Recommendation 92/3 Concerning Limitation of Pollution from New Secondary Steel Production and Rolling Mills. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1992, Paris
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 92/3
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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Memorandum of Understanding with the Economic Commission for Europe

Adopted:
1991, The Hague
Reference Number:
Agreement 1991-02
Type:
Agreement
Work Area(s):
Biodiversity, Human Activities, Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication, Offshore Industry, Radioactive Substances, Other
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 91/5 on the Disposal of Radioactive Wastes into Sub-Seabed Repositories Accessed from Land. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1991, The Hague
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 91/5
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Radioactive Substances
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 91/3 on Measures to be Taken and Investigations to be Carried out in order to Reduce Pollution from Secondary Iron and Steel Production. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1991, The Hague
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 91/3
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 91/2 on the Definition of Best Available Technology in the Primary Iron and Steel Industry. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1991, The Hague
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 91/2
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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Quality Assurance Procedures

Adopted:
1990, Reykjavik
Reference Number:
Agreement 1990-03
Type:
Agreement
Work Area(s):
Biodiversity, Human Activities, Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication, Offshore Industry, Radioactive Substances, Other
Language:
English
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Methods of Monitoring Dumping Grounds for Sewage Sludge. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1990, Reykjavik
Reference Number:
Agreement 1990-02
Type:
Agreement
Work Area(s):
Human Activities
Language:
English
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PARCOM Decision 90/3 on Reducing Atmospheric Emissions from Existing Chlor-Alkali Plants

Adopted:
1990, Reykjavik
Reference Number:
PARCOM Decision 90/3
Type:
Decision
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Decision 90/2 on Programmes and Measures for Mercury and Cadmium Containing Batteries. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1990, Reykjavik
Reference Number:
PARCOM Decision 90/2
Type:
Decision
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 90/1 on the Definition of the Best Available Technology for Secondary Iron and Steel Plants This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1990, Reykjavik
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 90/1
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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Reporting Format for the Evaluation of Data with Respect to Airborne Deposition to the Area of the Paris Convention

Adopted:
1990, Reykjavik
Reference Number:
Agreement 1990-01
Type:
Agreement
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication, Other
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 89/3 on Programmes and Measures for Reducing Mercury Discharges from Various Sources. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1989, Dublin
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 89/3
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 89/5 Concerning Refineries. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1989, Dublin
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 89/5
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 89/4 on a Coordinated Programme for the Reduction of Nutrients (Luxembourg lifted its reservation in 2003). This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1989, Dublin
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 89/4
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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Parameters (for monitoring). This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1989, Dublin
Reference Number:
Agreement 1989-04
Type:
Agreement
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication, Other
Language:
English
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Monitoring of Dumping Grounds

Adopted:
1989 Dublin
Reference Number:
Agreement 1989-02
Type:
Agreement
Work Area(s):
Human Activities
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 88/4 on Nuclear Reprocessing Plants

Adopted:
1988, Lisbon
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 88/4
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Radioactive Substances
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 88/2 on the Reduction in Inputs of Nutrients to the Paris Convention Area (Luxembourg lifted its reservation in 2003)

Adopted:
1988, Lisbon
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 88/2
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 88/1 on Measures to Reduce Organotin Compounds Reaching the Aquatic Environment through Docking Activities

Adopted:
1988, Lisbon
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 88/1
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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OSCOM Recommendation 88/1 Concerning the Export of Wastes for Disposal at Sea

Adopted:
1988, Lisbon
Reference Number:
OSCOM Recommendation 88/1
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Human Activities
Language:
English
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Interpretation of the Paris Convention - Repositories for radioactive wastes. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1988
Reference Number:
Agreement 1988-03
Type:
Agreement
Work Area(s):
Radioactive Substances
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 87/2 on Discharges from Reception Facilities and Oil Terminals

Adopted:
1987, Cardiff
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 87/2
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 87/1 on the Use of Tributyl-Tin Compounds. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1987, Cardiff
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 87/1
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication
Language:
English
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PARCOM Recommendation 86/1 of a 40 mg/l Emission Standard for Platforms. OIC 2011 agreed to include explanatory text regarding ballast water

Adopted:
1986, Madrid
Reference Number:
PARCOM Recommendation 86/1
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Offshore Industry
Language:
English
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OSCOM Recommendation 86/1 Concerning the Control of the Execution of Dumping Operations at Sea. This measure has been "set aside" - see OSPAR 10/23/1, Annex 5

Adopted:
1986, Madrid
Reference Number:
OSCOM Recommendation 86/1
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Human Activities
Language:
English
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