Calendar

Meeting schedule September 2018 to June 2019

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).

Acronym

Dates

Meeting

Host

Venue

ICG-ESA Workshop

11 September 2018

Workshop on natural capital and ecosystem services

Netherlands

The Hague

ICG-ESA12 September 2018Intersessional Correspondence Group on Economic and Social AnalysisNetherlandsThe Hague
RSC(2) 201813 September 2018Radioactive Substances Committee meeting on the Radioactive Substances StrategyUnited KingdomLondon
ICG-QSR

18-19 September 2018

Intersessional Correspondence Group to Manage the Delivery of the QSR 2023DenmarkCopenhagen

BONN

26-27 September 2018

Meeting of the Bonn Agreement

France

STG(2) 2018

1-2 October 2018

Strategy Task Group

Germany

[Berlin]

JWG-Bird

1-5 October 2018

Joint [HELCOM-ICES-OSPAR] Working Group on Birds

Belgium

Ostend

ICG-MSFD(2) 20188 October 2018Intersessional Corresponde Group on the Marine Strategy Framework DirectiveWEBEX Meeting

ICG-POSH

9-11 October 2018

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

France

Paris

SHABAM

11-12 October 2018

(midday to midday)

Joint session of ICG-POSH and ICG-COBAMFranceParis

JL

17 October 2018

Group of Jurists/Linguists

Secretariat

London

EcoC Workshop

30-31 October 2018

Intersessional Correspondence Group Ecosystem Assessment Outlook Cumulative Effects Assessment

Norway

Trondheim

ICG-MPA

30 October – 1 November 2018

Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine Protected Areas

Sweden

Marstrand

CoG(2) 20186-7 November 2018Coordination GroupSecretariatLondon

HOD(2) 2018

8 November 2018

Heads of Delegation

Secretariat

London

ICG-ML(2) 201812-14 November 2018Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine LitterUnited KingdomEdinburgh

MIME

19-23 November 2018

Working Groups on Monitoring and on Trends and Effects of Substances in the Marine Environment (MIME)

Secretariat

ICES offices, Copenhagen

ICG-FENIKS27-28 November 2018Future EIHA NEAES Information- and Knowledge-based Strategic groupSpainMadrid

ICG-COBAM(2) 2018

27-29 November 2018

Intersessional Correspondence Group on Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment

Spain

Madrid

ICG-NOISE29-30 November 2018Intersessional Correspondence Group on NoiseNorwayStavenger
JTG-BALLAST13-14 December 2018Joint Task Group on Ballast WaterSwedenGothenburg
ICG-OA(1) 201910 January 2019Intersessional Correspondence Group on Ocean AcidificationUnited KingdomEdinburgh

EAP

End of January 2019?

Expert Assessment Panel – Offshore

ICG-Eut

28-30 January 2019

Back-to-back with INPUT

Intersessional Correspondence Group on Eutrophication

Portugal

Lisbon

INPUT

30 January – 1 February 2019

Back-to-back with ICG-Eut

Working Group on Inputs to the Marine Environment

Portugal

Lisbon

Extraordinary BONN HOD20 February 2019Extraordinary meeting of Bonn Agreement Heads of DelegationBelgium

RSC

12-14 February 2019

Radioactive Substances Committee

Spain

[Madrid]

STG(1) 20194-5 March 2019Strategy Task GroupNorwayOslo

OIC

12-15 March 2019

(midday to midday = 3 days)

Offshore Industry Committee

UK

Aberdeen

BDC

25-29 March 2019

Biodiversity Committee

UK

Jersey

HASEC

25-29 March 2019

Hazardous Substances and Eutrophication Committee

Norway

Oslo

ICG-QSR

Spring 2018 (x days)

ICG-MSFD(1)19

1-2 April

Intersessional Correspondence Group on the Marine Strategy Framework Directive

Spain

Madrid

EIHA

8-12 April 2019

Environmental Impact of Human Activities Committee

Denmark

Copenhagen

(Easter weekend: 19-22 April 2019)

JL

24-25 April 2019

Group of Jurists/Linguists

Secretariat

London

NSN

2-4 May 2019

North Sea Network

UK

London

CVC

14 May 2019

Chairman and Vice-Chairmen

Secretariat

London

CoG

14-15 May 2019

Coordination Group

Secretariat

London

HOD

16 May 2019

Heads of Delegation

Secretariat

London

ICG-COBAM

May 2019

Intersessional Correspondence Group on Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment

OTSOPA

22-24 May 2019

Technical Working Group – Bonn Agreement

UK

COLLAR[4-5 June 2019]Collective ArrangementSweden

OSPAR

24-28 June 2019 (4 days – midday Monday to midday Friday)

OSPAR Commission

Netherlands