actors and agreements in the region
Global action and Global
Regional Seas Programme. >
UNEP Global programme of action for the protection of
the marine environment from land-based activities (UNEP
Economic Commission for Europe. >
Regional Office for Europe. >
conventions, agreements, action plans and actors
Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment
and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean (Barcelona
Convention) with protocols concerning oil, dumping,
offshore, hazardous waste, and emergencies.
Short and Medium-term Priority Environmental Action
Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre
for the Mediterranean Sea. >
The Mediterranean Sea has been designated as a Special
Area for the purpose of Annex I to MARPOL
MoU on Port State Control. >
Oil monitoring in the Mediterranean (by means of remote
sensing and telematics). See
also oil monitoring through ERS/RAC. >
Milford Haven - the biggest wreck in the Med".
reports on the state of the marine and coastal environment
and pressures of the marine and coastal Mediterranean
environment. Report 2000 by the European Environment
Agency (EEA) and its former European Topic Centre on
the Marine and Coastal Environment, in co-operation
with the Mediterranean Action Plan. Summary.
and Coastal Environment. Annual topic update 2000.
Report published in 2000 by the former EEA Topic Center.
the Monitoring of Illicit Vessel Discharges A
Reconnaissance Study in the Mediterranean Sea. Published
in 2001 by the EU DG Joint Research Centre ISPRA. See
also Oil spill statistics, Mediterranean (conference
MB or PowerPoint
Presentation : 350 kb).
Environment Outlook 3 (GEO3). Coastal and marine
of Rhode Island: Large Marine Ecosystems (LME): The
region includes the Mediterranean
Large Marine Ecosystem.
sector and NGOs actors and initiatives
A project initiated by Turkish Maritime Pilots' Association,
"aiming at increasing international sensitivitiy
in internet environment to keep our seas clean".
The oil companies' European organisation for environment,
health and safety.
Community Shipowners Association,
ECSA. See Annual
Report on Safety and Environment.
The European government affairs organisation of the
oil refining and marketing industry in the EU and EEA.
Oil Industry Group (MOIG). A regional oil industry
forum on oil spill preparedness and response. Represents
a network of industry experts in oil spill response
to ensure good coordination by the oil industry in case
of a major oil spill incident in the Mediterranean.
Provides a regional industry interface to REMPEC.
International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF).
International Directory of Oil Spill Cleanup Contractors
and Response Organisations. >
International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation
Association (IPIECA). >