Webinar on the implementation of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments in the Mediterranean region

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  • When Sep 23, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Where Online, via KUDO
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The webinar on the implementation of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) in the Mediterranean region, hereinafter referred to as the webinar, will be held from 1000 hours to 1230 hours (Malta local time or GMT+2) on Wednesday, 23 September 2020.

The webinar, which is being organised by the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC), in close co-operation with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), is financed by the IMO’s Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP).

The principal objectives of the webinar will be:

  1. to raise awareness among the participants on invasive aquatic species and the BWM Convention;
  2. to share an overview of the BWM Convention, with an emphasis on granting exemptions under the said Convention;
  3. to address regional matters relating to the management of ships’ ballast water and sediments in the Mediterranean Sea, in particular
  • an overview of the Mediterranean Strategy on Ships’ Ballast Water Management, including its Action Plan and Timetable (Mediterranean BWM Strategy), a copy of which is attached for ease of reference, and its proposed update; and
  • experiences with the granting of exemptions under the BWM Convention and how they might be applied in the Mediterranean Sea.

The working languages of the webinar will be English and French. Simultaneous English/French/English interpretation services will be provided during the webinar.

The provisional programme and the information sheet outlining the organisational aspects of the webinar is posted on this page for the perusal of the participants.