The OSPAR Commission Secretariat facilitates the work of the Contracting Parties by supporting and organising an annual cycle of meetings together with intersessional work programmes.

The international staff comprises an Executive Secretary, four Deputy Secretaries and seven Assistants.

Deputy Secretaries

Dr Jo Foden

Dr Jo Foden

Responsible for the HASEC committee and subsidiary groups as well as ICG-MSFD and matters related to OSPAR Region II (Greater North Sea)

Ms Charlotte Mogensen

Responsible for the RSC, NSN and JL Committees and matters related to OSPAR Region I (Arctic Waters)

Mr John Mouat

Mr John Mouat

Responsible for the EIHA committee and subsidiary groups and matters related to OSPAR Region III (Celtic Sea)

Ms Lena Avellan

Ms Lena Avellan

Responsible for the BDC Committee and its subsidiary groups and matters related to OSPAR Region IV (Bay of Biscay and Iberian Coast)


Ms Barbara Middleton

Ms Corinne Michel

Mr Chris Moulton

Ms Lucy Ritchie

Mr Olle Åkesson

Ms Eleanor Dening

Project Managers

Jennifer Godwin

Manager of OSPAR's Intermediate Assessment 2017

The OSPAR Commission also offers a limited number of volunteer placements for higher degree and research students undertaking relevant professional placements. No financial support is available for these posts but wherever possible volunteers are included as members of the Secretariat at relevant meetings, within internal discussions and as they undertake projects related to current work programmes.

The OSPAR Secretariat is based in the UK, at offices in central London.

OSPAR Commission
Victoria House
37-63 Southampton Row
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7430 5200
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7242 3737