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
OIC(2) 201812-13 December 2018OIC Thematic Strategy 2020-2030United KingdomAberdeen
JTG-BALLAST13-14 December 2018Joint Task Group on Ballast WaterSwedenGothenburg
ICG-OA(1) 201910 January 2019Intersessional Correspondence Group on Ocean AcidificationUnited KingdomEdinburgh
RSC(1) 201910-11 January 2019Radioactive Substances Thematic Strategy 2020-2030NorwayOslo

EAP

14-16 January 2019

Expert Assessment Panel – Offshore

United Kingdom

Aberdeen

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

MMEG15 February 2019OSPAR Marine Mammal Expert GroupGermanyBüsum

RSC(2) 2019

12-14 February 2019

Radioactive Substances Committee

Spain

Madrid

Extraordinary meeting of BONN HODs20 February 2019Extraordinary meeting of Heads of Delegation to the Bonn AgreementBelgium
ICG-DATA21 February 2019Intersessional Correspondence Group on Data and Information Management StrategyWEBEX Meeting
ICG-ESA(1) 201926 February 2019Intersessional Correspondence Group on Economic and Social AnalysisBrussels
STG(1) 20194-5 March 2019Strategy Task GroupNorwayOslo

OIC

12-15 March 2019

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-MSFD(1)19

8-9 April 2019

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)

ICG-QSR23-25 April 2019Intersessional Correspondence Group for the Quality Status Report 2023SecretariatLondon

JL

24-25 April 2019

Group of Jurists/Linguists

Secretariat

London

ICG-EcoC25-26 April 2019Intersessional Correspondence Group Ecosystem Assessment Outlook Cumulative Effects AssessmentSecretariatLondon
WS-KELP29-30 April 2019Workshop to develop a draft Kelp habitat case report as a basis for listing on the OSPAR ListUkEdinburgh

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

OTSOPA

22-24 May 2019

Technical Working Group – Bonn Agreement

UK

COLLAR28-29 May 2019Collective ArrangementSwedenGothenburg
ICG-ML(1) 201912-13 June 2019Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine LitterIcelandReykjavik
COBAM Expert Group Leads18-20 June 2019Expert group leads for Foodwebs, Pelagic habitats, Benthic habitats, and Non-indigenous species

OSPAR

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

OSPAR Commission

Netherlands

Dordrecht

The complete 2019/2020 meeting calendar will be agreed at OSPAR 2019.

The following meeting dates have either already been provisionally agreed or are given as possibilities

ICG-DATA21 August 2019Intersessional Correspondence Group on DataWEBEX
[Bycatch workshop] - TBC3-5 September 2019OSPAR/HELCOM/ASCOBANS workshop on BycatchDenmarkCopenhagen
ICG-OA(2) 201910 September 2019Intersessional Correspondence Group on Ocean AcidificationSweden (Agency for Marine and Water Management)Gothenburg
ICG-MSFD(2) 201918 September 2019Intersessional Correspondence Group on the Marine Strategy Framework DirectiveEuropean CommissionBrusses
EBSA Workshop23-27 September 2019

Workshop on Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

Training session on 22 September 2019

SwedenStockholm
JWG-Bird30 September - 4 October 2019Joint HELCOM/ICES/OSPAR Working Group on BirdsEstoniaTartu
ICG-MPA8-10 October 2019Intersessional Correspondence Group on MPAsGermanyVilm
Bonn Agreement 8-11 October 2019Bonn Agreement Contracting Parties and Ministerial MeetingGermanyBonn
ICG-NOISE5-6 November 2019Intersessional Correspondence Group on NoisePortugal
CoG(2) 2019Week beginning 11 November 2019Coordination GroupSecretariatLondon
HOD(2) 2019Week beginning 11 November 2019Heads of DelegationSecretariatLondon
ICG-ML12-14 November 2019Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine LitterIrelandWexford
MIME18-22 November 2019Working Group on Monitoring and on Trends and Effects of Substances in the Marine Environment

ICES Offices

Copenhagen
ICG-COBAMWeek beginning 18 November 2019Intersessional Correspondence Group on Coordination of Marine Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring??
ICG-POSH2-5 December 2019Intersessional Correspondence Group on the Protection of Species and HabitatsSpainMadrid
JTG Ballast17-18 December 2019Joint HELCOM/OSPAR Task Group on Ballast Water ManagementEstoniaTallin
ICG-EUT21-23 January 2020Intersessional Correspondence Group on EutrophicationIreland
INPUT28-309 January 2020Working Group on Inputs to the Marine EnvironmentSwedenGothenburg
RSC 202011-13 February 2020Radioactive Substances CommitteeFrance
EIHA2-6 March 2020 OR 20-24 April 2020Environmental Impact of Human Activities Committee
OIC 202010-13 March 2020Offshore Industry CommitteeDenmark
BDC23-27 March 2020Biodiversity Committee
HASEC23-27 March 2020Hazardous Substances and Eutrophication CommitteeSpainMadrid
Easter weekend10-13 April 2020
JLLate April/ early May 2020 (2 days)Group of Jurists/LinguistsSecretariatLondon
NSNEarly May 2020North Sea Network of Investigators and Prosecutors
CVCWeek beginning 18 May 2020Group of Chairmen and Vice-ChairmenSecretariatLondon
CoG(1) 2020Week beginning 18 May 2020Coordination GroupSecretariatLondon
HOD(1) 2020Week beginning 18 May 2020Heads of DelegationSecretariatLondon
OTSOPALate May 2020Bonn Agreement Technical Working Group
OSPAR/MMC29 June - 3 July 2020OSPAR Commission/ Ministerial meetingPortugalLisbon