Meeting calendar September 2023 - June 2024

The calendar of meetings for OSPAR from June 2023 - June 2024 is shown below

Document deadlines:

Draft agenda for OSPAR Commission meetings: to be circulated at least 8 weeks before the meeting.

Draft agenda for subsidiary bodies: to be circulated at least 6 weeks before the meeting.

Draft Decisions and Recommendations: to be submitted at least 12 weeks before the meeting of the subsidiary body at which they will be considered, and 5 weeks before the meeting of the OSPAR Commission meeting at which they are presented for adoption.

Documents submitted for discussion or information at a meeting shall be received by the Secretariat at least three weeks before the opening of a meeting of the Commission or of a subsidiary body.

Strict document deadlines are not applied for meetings of Intersessional Correspondence Groups or Ad Hoc Groups.

Acronym

Date

Name

Host

Location

Document deadline

Bonn 2023

19-21 September 2023

Bonn agreement – Meeting of the Parties

Netherlands

Dordrecht

WG-AOC(1) 202322 September 2023Ad Hoc Working Group on Amendment of the ConventionOnline

CCEG/ICG-OA and WG COCOA

26-28 September 2023

Climate Change Expert Group (CCEG),Intersessional Correspondence Group on ocean acidification (ICG-OA), and Working Group on Changing Ocean Climate and Ocean Acidification (WG COCOA)

Secretariat

Hybrid

Agenda:

14 August 2023

Documents:

4 September 2023

ICG-QSR DD3 October from 9h – 12h (UK time)Quality Status Report 2023 Discussion Day for OSPAR ObserversOnline

ICG-Noise/HELCOM

4-5 October 2023

1st Informal Consultation Session of the HELCOM Expert Group on Underwater Noise and the OSPAR Intersessional Correspondence Group on Underwater Noise

ICES

Copenhagen

ICG-MSFD

10-11 October 2023

Intersessional Correspondence Group on the Marine Strategy Framework Directive

Netherlands

The Hague

AOWG workshop

16-18 October 2023

Arctic Outcomes - Workshop

Kingdom of Denmark

Copenhagen

AOWG(3) 2023

18 October 2023

Arctic Outcomes Working Group

Kingdom of Denmark

Copenhagen

WG-AOC(2) 202325 October 2023Ad Hoc Working Group on Amendment of the ConventionOnline

ICG-Noise Extra

2-3 November 2023

Intersessional Correspondence Group on underwater noise

Secretariat

London

OIC6-7 November 2023Workshop on Harmonised Comparative AssessmentSecretariatLondon

EIHA

7 November 2023

Environmental Impacts of Human Activities Committee

Online

Remote

Agenda:

25 September 2023

Documents:

16 October 2023

ICG-MPA

7-9 November 2023

Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine Protected Areas

Iceland

Reykjavik

JL8-9 November 2023Jurists/LinguistsSecretariatLondon

IC JTG BALLAST & BIOFOULING

9-10 November 2023

1st informal consultation session of the Joint Task Group on Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) and BiofoulingNetherlands

ICG-POSH

14-16 November 2023

Intersessional Correspondence Group on the implementation follow up of measures for the protection and conservation of species and habitats

Norway

Trondheim

WG-AOC(3) 202317 November 2023Ad Hoc Working Group on Amendment of the ConventionOnline

MIME

20-24 November 2023

Working Group on Monitoring and on Trends and Effects of Substances in the Marine Environment

Belgium

Brussels

Agenda:

6 October 2023

Documents:

27 October 2023

ICG-ML

28-30 November 2023

Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine Litter

Online

ICG-COBAM

28-30 November 2023

Intersessional Correspondence Group on Coordination of Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring

United KingdomPeterborough

NSN/OTSOPA Seminar

29-30 November 2023

Seminar on Maritime Environmental Crimes

Belgium

Brussels

ICG-QSR(3) 20238 December 2023Intersessional Correspondence Group on OSPAR's Quality Status Report 2023Secretariat and onlineLondon

CoG

12-13 December 2023

Coordination Group

Secretariat

London

Agenda:

30 October 2023

Documents:

20 November 2023

HOD

14 December 2023

Heads of Delegation

Secretariat

London

Agenda:

1 November 2023

Documents:

22 November 2023

EAP

TBC

Expert Assessment Panel – Offshore report

TBC

ICG-ML(extra)15 January 2024Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine LitterOnline
WG-AOC18 January 2024Ad Hoc Working Group on Amendment of the ConventionOnline

ICG-ORED

23 January 2024

Intersessional Correspondence Group on Offshore Renewable Energy Development

Online

ICG-Eut

29-31 January 2024

Intersessional Correspondence Group on Eutrophication

Spain

Malaga

AOWG30-31 January 2024Arctic Outcomes Working GroupSecretariatLondon

ICG-Noise

30-31 January 2024

Intersessional Correspondence Group on underwater noise

Germany

Hamburg

INPUT

31 January -2 February 2024

Back-to-back with ICG-Eut

Working Group on Inputs to the Marine Environment

Spain

Malaga

Agenda:

19 December 2023

Documents:

9 January 2024

POSH (extra)5 FebruaryIntersessional Correspondence Group on the implementation follow up of measures for the protection and conservation of species and habitatsOnline

RSC

6-9 February 2024

Radioactive Substances Committee

Portugal

Lisbon

Agenda:

22 December 2023

Documents:

15 January 2024

WG-COCOA7-8 February 2024Working Group on Changing Ocean Climate and Ocean AcidificationOnline
CollArr21-22 February 2024Collective ArrangementNEAFCLondon
WG-AOC29 February 2024Ad Hoc Working Group on Amendment of the ConventionOnline

OIC

11-15 March 2024

Offshore Industry Committee

Netherlands

Agenda:

26 January 2024

Documents:

16 February 2024

BDC

18-22 March 2024

Biodiversity Committee

Norway

Oslo

Agenda:

2 February 2024

Documents:

23 February 2024

Easter weekend: 29 March – 1 April 2024

HASEC

8-12 April 2024

Hazardous Substances and Eutrophication Committee

Netherlands

Agenda:

23 February 2024

Documents:

15 March 2024

ICG-MSFD

April 2024

Intersessional Correspondence Group on the Marine Strategy Framework Directive

Online

EIHA

15-19 April 2024

Environmental Impact of Human Activities Committee

Spain

Madrid

Agenda:

1 March 2024

Documents:

22 March 2024

NSN

23-24 April 2024

North Sea Network

France

Paris
ICG-QSR22-24 April 2024 (midday 22 April - midday on 24 April)Intersessional Correspondence Group on the Quality Status ReportSecretariatLondon

JL

24-25 April 2024

(Start in the afternoon 24 April)

Jurists/Linguists

Secretariat

London

CVC

7 May 2024 - TBD

Chairs and Vice-Chairs

Online

London

CoG(1)

14-15 May 2024

Coordination Group

Secretariat

London

Agenda:

1 April 2024

Documents:

22 April 2024

HOD(1)

16 May 2024

Heads of Delegation

Secretariat

London

Agenda:

3 April 2024

Documents:

24 April 2024

OTSOPA

20-24 May 2024

BA Working Group on Operational, Technical and Scientific Questions concerning Counter Pollution Activities

EMSA

Lisbon

Portugal
ICG-COBAM12-14 June 2024Intersessional Correspondence Group on Coordination of Biodiversity Assessment and MonitoringTBD

ICG-ML

18-21 June 2024

Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine Litter

MadeiraFunchalPortugal

OSPAR

24-28 June 2024

OSPAR Commission

Agenda:

26 April 2024

Documents:

31 May 2024

Bonn Agreement

17-19 September 2024

BONN

NorwayÅlesund