Offshore Industry Committee 2020

14 April 2020

OSPAR's Offshore Industry Committee (OIC) met in Copenhagen (Denmark) from 10-11 March 2020. The annual meeting discussed progress against the 2019-2020 Work Programme, concluded the review of progress made over the last ten years under the North East Atlantic Environmental Strategy (NEAES 2010-2020), finalised objectives to be addressed under the new strategy for 2020-2030, planned OIC work to feed into the 2023 Quality Status Report and considered the outcome of the informal meeting on comparative evaluation of decommissioning options in support of derogation proposals under OSPAR Decision 98/3.

The plenary was suspended on the evening of 11th March 2020 as a result of evolving events following the outbreak of COVID‑19 and was finalised by a videoconference where onlythe remaining issues that required OIC action were discussed.

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