Regional Workshop on the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention and Regional Expert Meeting on the harmonisation of procedures in the Mediterranean pursuant to the BWM Convention

  • When Feb 02, 2023
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*Exact date, time and location will be confirmed closer to the date*

The objectives of the Regional Workshop on the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (BWM Convention) and Regional Expert Meeting on the harmonisation of procedures in the Mediterranean pursuant to the BWM Convention are:

  1. to raise awareness of the BWM Convention and related Guidelines;
  2. to strengthen regional capacity for effective implementation and enforcement; and;
  3. to assist countries in the region, where applicable, to ratify the BWM Convention.

The workshop will also discuss the harmonisation of procedures in the Mediterranean pursuant to the BWM Convention, in particular with regard to:

i) regional protocols for: sampling of ballast water for purposes of PSC; port surveys; risk assessment;
ii) harmonised procedure for BWMC A-4 Exemptions; and
iii) regional information and decision support system or tool.