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, five Deputy Secretaries and eight Assistants.
+44 (0) 7494332213
The Executive Secretary, Dominic Pattinson, is the Head of the OSPAR Secretariat. His main role is to ensure support to OSPAR's 16 Contracting Parties in their efforts towards delivering the objectives of OSPAR, as laid down in the OSPAR Convention and the North-East Atlantic Environment Strategy. The Executive Secretary leads the work of the Secretariat towards contributing to the delivery of agreed products and preparing the work for consideration of the Commission and its subsidiary bodies at different decision-making levels.
+44 (0) 207 430 5200
Responsible for OSPAR's Coordination Group (CoG) and its subsidiary bodies. Supporting OSPAR’s work on the Arctic (AOWG), climate change and ocean acidification (CCEG, ICG-OA, WG COCOA), ecosystem assessment and cumulative effects (ICG-EcoC), economic and social analyses (ICG-ESA), the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (ICG-MSFD), the Quality Status Report (ICG-QSR), joint assessment and monitoring (JAMP), the Science Agenda (OSA), and measures and actions (TG-MAP). Also supporting OSPAR’s international engagement and the implementation of the Collective Arrangement (CollArr). Image credit: Kathleen Friedrich Photography.
Alejandro Iglesias Campos
+44 (0) 7507272162 or +44 (0) 2038489684
Responsible for the HASEC committee and subsidiary groups as well as ICG-MSFD
The OSPAR Secretariat is based in the UK, at offices in central London.OSPAR Commission
12 Finsbury Square
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7430 5200