Ballast Water


GLOBALLAST Training Course Alexandria, Egypt, 14-17 April 2008
Introductory Training Course on Ballast Water Management Issues

GLOBALLAST Regional Training Course (SAFEMED I)

Gebze (Istanbul), Turkey, 21-24 October 2008
Training Course on Port Biological Baseline Surveys

GLOBALLAST National Training Course (MONTENEGRO)
Podgorica, Montenegro, 10-11 November 2009
Raising Awareness Seminar

GLOBALLAST Regional Training Course
Istanbul, Turkey, 2-3 December 2009
Globallast Regional Training Course on the Legal Implementation of Ballast Water Management Convention

GLOBALLAST Regional Training Course
Split,  Croatia, 15-16 March 2011
GloBallast Regional Training Workshop on Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement (CME) of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention
Link to the presentations of the workshop

Training Course on Ballast Water Management
Malta, 8-9 May 2012
Consolidation and Implementation Training Course on the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention 2004 Management (BWM) Convention

National Training Course
Tunis, Tunisia, 25-26 June 2012
National Awareness Raising Seminar on Ships' Ballast Water Management

Casablanca, Morocco, 15-16 October 2012  (French only)  

National Seminar on Ships Ballast Water Management
Acre, Israel, 18-19 October 2012

National Seminar on the Ballast Water Management Convention
Bou Ismail, Algeria, 01 – 02 October 2013 

National Twinning Workshop on the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, Casablanca, Morocco, 25 – 26 November 2014

"Train-the-Trainer” Seminar on Port State Control under the Ballast Water Management Convention with Emphasis on Sampling and Analysis of Ballast Water, Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey, 2-4 June 2015


Ballast water activity reports (GEF-UNDP-IMO Pilot Project (GloBallast Project))

Building Partnerships to Assist Developing Countries to Reduce the Transfer of Harmful Aquatic Organisms in Ships’ Ballast Water (GloBallast Partnerships)

Global Project Task Force (GPTF) - First Meeting Proceedings
IMO Headquarters, 26-28 March 2008

First GloBallast Regional Task Force Meeting
Dubrovnik, Croatia, 11-12 September 2008

Intersessional Meeting of the GloBallast Regional Task Force 
Malta, 22 April 2009

Second GloBallast Regional Task Force Meeting
Istanbul, Turkey, 1-3 June 2010

Other relevant documents

Terms of reference for a regional task force (RTF) on ships’ ballast water control and management
Dubrovnik, Croatia, 11-12 September 2008
REMPEC/WG.29/11, Annex IV

Decision IG.19/11: “Regional strategy on ships’ ballast water management in the Mediterranean”
16th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention
Marrakesh, Morocco, 3 - 5 November 2009

IMO Circular Letter BWM.02/Circ.35: Harmonized voluntary arrangements for ballast water management in the Mediterranean region
15 August 2011 

Decision IG.20/11: Regional strategy addressing ship’s ballast water management and invasive species

General Guidance on the Voluntary Interim Application of the D1 Ballast Water Exchange Standard by vessels operating between the Mediterranean Sea and the North-East Atlantic and/or the Baltic Sea