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 OSPAR Secretariat is working remotely due to the COVID-19 outbreak until further notice. Please contact us using e-mail or call us on our mobile phones
The international staff comprises an Executive Secretary, four Deputy Secretaries and seven Assistants.
The Executive Secretary, Dominic Pattinson, is the Head of the OSPAR Secretariat. His main role is to ensure support to OSPAR 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) 7507272162 or +44(0) 2038489684
Responsible for the HASEC committee and subsidiary groups as well as ICG-MSFD and matters related to OSPAR Region II (Greater North Sea)
+44 (0) 7507272165 or +44(0) 2038489686
Responsible for the BDC Committee and its subsidiary groups and matters related to OSPAR Region IV (Bay of Biscay and Iberian Coast)
+44 (0)7932 088831
Responsible for the EIHA committee and subsidiary groups and matters related to OSPAR Region III (Celtic Sea)
The OSPAR Secretariat is based in the UK, at offices in central London.OSPAR Commission
12 Finsbury Square
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7430 5200