Calendar

Meeting schedule September 2017 to June 2018

For meetings of the Commission, proposals for Decisions or Recommendations to be adopted by the Commission shall be received by the Secretariat at least five weeks before the opening of an ordinary meeting of the Commission. For meetings of a subsidiary body, proposals for Decisions and Recommendations shall be received by the Secretariat at least twelve weeks before the opening of a meeting of that subsidiary body.

(OSPAR Rules of Procedure, §§ 45 and 46).

AcronymDatesMeetingHostVenue
ICG-DDOI27-28 September 2017Intersessional Correspondence Group on the Disposal of Disused Offshore InstallationsUnited KingdomAberdeen
ICG-MSFD(2) 20172-3 October 2017Intersessional Correspondence Group on the Marine Strategy Framework DirectivePortugalLisbon
ICG-NOISE3-5 October 2017Intersessional Correspondence Group on Underwater NoiseSweden
BONN4-6 October 2017Meeting of the Bonn AgreementEuropean CommissionBrussels
ICG-MPA17-19 October 2017Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine Protected AreasFranceBrest
ICG-CAutumn 2017?Intersessional Correspondence Group on Cumulative EffectsSweden
HOD(2) 201715 November 2017Heads of DelegationSecretariatLondon
JTG-BALLAST16-17 November 2017Joint Task Group on Ballast Water Management ExemptionsFinlandHelsinki
CoG(2) 2017

16-17 November 2017

Coordination GroupSecretariatLondon
MIME20-24 November 2017Working Groups on Monitoring and on Trends and Effects of Substances in the Marine Environment (MIME)SecretariatICES offices, Copenhagen
ICG-POSH21-23 November 2017Intersessional Correspondence Group on the implementation follow up of measures for the protection and conservation of species and habitatsUnited KingdomEdinburgh
ICG-ML(2) 201727-29 November 2017Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine LitterBelgiumBrussels
EAP5-6 December 2017Expert Assessment Panel - OffshoreDublinIreland
ICG-COBAM5-8 December 2017

Intersessional Correspondence Group on Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment

(5 December 2017: Data workshop)

SwedenGothenburg
WS-HAPI11-12 December 2017Workshop on Development of Human Activity and Pressure InformationNetherlandsAmsterdam
ICG-RBA17-18 January 2018Intersessional Correspondence Group on the Risk-Based ApproachNetherlandsThe Hague
ICG-EUT22-24 January 2018Intersessional Correspondence Group on EutrophicationBelgiumGhent
Back-to-back with INPUT
INPUT24-26 January 2018Working Group on Inputs to the Marine EnvironmentBelgiumGhent
Back-to-back with ICG-EUT
Strategy TG(1) 201830-31 January 2018Strategy Task GroupSpainMadrid
BDC19-23 February 2018Biodiversity CommitteePortugalMadeira
RSC28 February - 2 March 2018Radioactive Substances CommitteeSweden
ICG-MAQ19 April 2018Intersessional Correspondence Group (ICG) to Manage Preparation and Publication of the Intermediate Assessment 2017 and the QSR21 (ICG-MAQ)WebEx
Follow-up meeting
NSN/OTSOPA Seminar6-7 March 2018Maritime Environmental Crimes - Violoations of MARPOL AnnexesScheveningenNetherlands
OIC13-16 March 2018 (midday to midday)Offshore Industry CommitteeIrelandDublin
HASEC19-23 March 2018Hazardous Substances and Eutrophication CommitteeGermanyBerlin
HOD WS26-27 March 2018Heads of Delegation WorkshopFranceParis
(Easter weekend: 30 March – 2 April 2018)
EIHA9-13 April 2018Environmental Impact of Human Activities CommitteeNetherlands
ICG-MSFD17-18 April 2018Intersessional Correspondence Group on the Marine Strategy Framework DirectiveUnited KingdomEdinburgh
JL24 April 2018Jurists/LinguistsSecretariatLondon
NSN3-4 May 2018North Sea NetworkEMSALisbon
COLLAR7-8 May 20184th meeting under the Collective ArrangementGermanyBerlin
CVC15 May 2018Chairman and Vice-ChairmenSecretariatLondon
CoG15-16 May 2018Coordination GroupSecretariatLondon
HOD17 May 2018Heads of DelegationSecretariatLondon
OTSOPA22-24 May 2018Technical Working Group – Bonn AgreementSwedenMalmo
OBHEG12-14 June 2018OSPAR Benthic Habitats GroupSpainSantander (IEO)
ICG-ML13-14 June 2018Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine LitterGermanyBerlin
OSPAR25-29 June 2018OSPAR CommissionFranceParis