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.

Found 362 Decs, Recs & Ags:

OSPAR Recommendation 2011/6 on furthering the protection and conservation of the Roseate tern (Sterna dougallii)

Adopted:
2011, London
Reference Number:
OSPAR Recommendation 2011/06
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Biodiversity
Language:
English
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OSPAR Recommendation 2011/5 on furthering the protection and conservation of the Black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla tridactyla)

Adopted:
2011, London
Reference Number:
OSPAR Recommendation 2011/05
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Biodiversity
Language:
English
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OSPAR Recommendation 2011/4 on furthering the protection and conservation of the Balearic shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus)

Adopted:
2011, London
Reference Number:
OSPAR Recommendation 2011/04
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Biodiversity
Language:
English
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OSPAR Recommendation 2011/3 on furthering the protection and conservation of the Little shearwater (Puffinus assimilis baroli)

Adopted:
2011, London
Reference Number:
OSPAR Recommendation 2011/03
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Biodiversity
Language:
English
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OSPAR Recommendation 2011/2 on furthering the protection and conservation of the Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea)

Adopted:
2011, London
Reference Number:
OSPAR Recommendation 2011/02
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Biodiversity
Language:
English
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OSPAR Recommendation 2011/1 on furthering the protection and conservation of the Lesser black-backed gull (Larus fuscus fuscus)

Adopted:
2011, London
Reference Number:
OSPAR Recommendation 2011/01
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Language:
English
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OSPAR Recommendation 2011/8 amending OSPAR Recommendation 2001/1 for the Management of Produced Water from Offshore Installations

Adopted:
2011, London
Reference Number:
OSPAR Recommendation 2011/08
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Offshore Industry
Language:
English
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Guideline for Monitoring marine Litter on the Beaches in the OSPAR Maritime Area

Adopted:
2010, Bergen
Reference Number:
Agreement 2010-02
Type:
Agreement
Work Area(s):
Human Activities
Language:
English
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General Guidance on the Voluntary Interim Application of the D1 Ballast Water Exchange Standard by vessels operating between the Mediterranean Sea and the North-East Atlantic and/or the Baltic Sea

Adopted:
2010, Bergen
Reference Number:
Agreement 2010-07
Type:
Agreement
Work Area(s):
Human Activities
Language:
English
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OSPAR Recommendation 2010/18 on the prevention of significant acute oil pollution from offshore drilling activities

Adopted:
2010, Bergen
Reference Number:
Recommendation 2010/18
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Offshore Industry
Language:
English
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Memorandum of Understanding with the International Seabed Authority

Adopted:
2010, Bergen
Reference Number:
Agreement 2010-09
Type:
Agreement
Work Area(s):
Biodiversity, Human Activities, Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication, Offshore Industry, Radioactive Substances, Other
Language:
English
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JAMP Guideline on the analysis of PFCs in Seawater

Adopted:
2010, Bergen
Reference Number:
Agreement 2010-08
Type:
Agreement
Work Area(s):
Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication, Other
Language:
English
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OSPAR Recommendation 2003/3. Consolidated text

Adopted:
2010, Bergen
Reference Number:
OSPAR Recommendation 2003/3
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Biodiversity
Language:
English
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OSPAR Recommendation 2010/2 amending OSPAR Recommendation 2003/3 on a Network of Marine Protected Areas

Adopted:
2010, Bergen
Reference Number:
Recommendation 2010/02
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Biodiversity
Language:
English
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OSPAR Recommendation 2010/20 on an OSPAR framework for reporting encounters with conventional and chemical munitions in the OSPAR Maritime Area (replaces 2003/2 from 1 January 2011)

Adopted:
2010, Bergen
Reference Number:
Recommendation 2010/20
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Human Activities
Language:
English
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OSPAR Recommendation 2010/11 on furthering the protection and restoration of seapen and burrowing megafauna communities in the OSPAR Maritime Area

Adopted:
2010, Bergen
Reference Number:
Recommendation 2010/11
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Biodiversity
Language:
English
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OSPAR Recommendation 2010/10 on furthering the protection and restoration of deep-sea sponge aggregations

Adopted:
2010, Bergen
Reference Number:
Recommendation 2010/10
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Biodiversity
Language:
English
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OSPAR Recommendation 2010/9 on furthering the protection and restoration of coral gardens in the OSPAR Maritime Area

Adopted:
2010, Bergen
Reference Number:
Recommendation 2010/9
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Biodiversity
Language:
English
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OSPAR Recommendation 2010/8 on furthering the protection and restoration of Lophelia pertusa reefs in the OSPAR Maritime Area

Adopted:
2010, Bergen
Reference Number:
Recommendation 2010/8
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Biodiversity
Language:
English
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OSPAR Recommendation 2010/7 on furthering the protection and restoration of orange roughy in the OSPAR maritime area

Adopted:
2010, Bergen
Reference Number:
Recommendation 2010/7
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Biodiversity
Language:
English
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OSPAR Recommendation 2010/6 on furthering the protection and restoration of the common skate species complex, the white skate, angel shark and basking shark

Adopted:
2010, Bergen
Reference Number:
Recommendation 2010/6
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Biodiversity
Language:
English
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OSPAR Recommendation 2010/5 on the assessment of environmental impacts on threatened and/or declining species

Adopted:
2010, Bergen
Reference Number:
Recommendation 2010/5
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Biodiversity, Human Activities
Language:
English
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OSPAR Recommendation 2010/17 on the Management of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge North of the Azores High Seas Marine Protected Area

Adopted:
2010, Bergen
Reference Number:
Recommendation 2010/17
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Biodiversity
Language:
English
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OSPAR Recommendation 2010/16 on the Management of the Josephine Seamount High Seas Marine Protected Area

Adopted:
2010, Bergen
Reference Number:
Recommendation 2010/16
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Biodiversity
Language:
English
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OSPAR Recommendation 2010/15 on the Management of the Antialtair Seamount High Seas Marine Protected Area

Adopted:
2010, Bergen
Reference Number:
Recommendation 2010/15
Type:
Recommendation
Work Area(s):
Biodiversity
Language:
English
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