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-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
EIHA WorkshopAutumn 2017?Workshop on Development of Human Activity and Pressure InformationNetherlands?
ICG-ML(2) 2017Autumn 2017Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine Litter[Spain]
JTG-BALLASTNov-17Joint Task Group on Ballast Water Management ExemptionsFinlandHelsinki
CoG(2) 20172-3 November 2017Coordination 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-COBAM28-30 November 2017Intersessional Correspondence Group on Biodiversity Monitoring and AssessmentSwedenGothenburg
Or 5-7 December 2017
EAPEnd of January 2018Expert Assessment Panel – Offshore
ICG-EUTor 22-24 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
RSC13-15 February 2018Radioactive Substances CommitteeSweden
BDC19-23 February 2018Biodiversity Committee[Denmark]
[Portugal]
ICG-MAQMar-18Intersessional Correspondence Group (ICG) to Manage Preparation and Publication of the Intermediate Assessment 2017 and the QSR21 (ICG-MAQ)??
Follow-up meeting
OIC13-16 March 2018 (midday to midday)Offshore Industry CommitteeIrelandDublin
HASEC19-23 March 2018Hazardous Substances and Eutrophication CommitteeGermanyBonn
(Easter weekend: 30 March – 2 April 2018)
EIHA9-13 April 2018Environmental Impact of Human Activities CommitteeNetherlands
JL[24]-25 April 2018Jurists/LinguistsSecretariatLondon
COLLARMay-18Meeting under the Collective Arrangement[Germany]
NSN3-4 May 2018North Sea NetworkEMSA
CVC15-May-18Chairman and Vice-ChairmenSecretariatLondon
CoG15-16 May 2018Coordination GroupSecretariatLondon
HOD17-May-18Heads of DelegationSecretariatLondon
OTSOPA22-24 May 2018Technical Working Group – Bonn AgreementSweden
ICG-MLJun-18Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine LitterSwedenGothenburg
OSPARIn the week beginning 25 June 2018OSPAR Commission