1st Offshore Protocol Working Group Meeting – Jun 13, 2013

The United Nations Environment Programme -Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/ MAP) will organise the 1st Offshore Protocol Working Group Meeting, which will be held at the Grand Hotel Excelsior, Valletta, Malta between the 13 and 14 June 2013. The Meeting will open on Thursday, 13th June 2013 at 09.00 hours and is expected to close on Friday, 14th June 2013 at 17.00hrs.  

The 1st Offshore Protocol Working Group Meeting is being convened pursuant to the Decision IG.20/12 of the 17th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention (Paris, France, 8-10 February 2012).

The principal objectives of the Meeting will be:

  1. To examine recognized international best practices and regulations relevant to the implementation of the Offshore Protocol; 
  2. To share experience on existing practical measures in place in the Mediterranean countries with regard to Offshore activities, 
  3. To provide recommendations in view of the drafting of the Action Plan requested by Decision IG.20/12

All Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) Focal Points have been invited to nominate jointly and in consultation with all national authorities concerned their representatives in the Meeting.  The participation in national delegations of observers representing the oil offshore exploration and production industries has been strongly encouraged. The invitation to attend the Meeting was also extended to the specialized agencies of the United Nations, other governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as to the international professional organizations and associations whose activities are relevant for the work of the Offshore Protocol Working Group.

The Meeting’s documents, the provisional agenda and draft timetable of the Meeting as well as an information sheet outlining the organizational aspects of the Meeting are posted on this page for the perusal of participants in the Meeting.

The documents of the Meeting can be downloaded from the following list:

Working Documents 

UNEP(DEPI)/MED WG.384/2  Provisional Annotated Agenda                                                           
UNEP(DEPI)/MED WG.384/3 Offshore Protocol Questionnaire

Information Documents

UNEP(DEPI)/MED WG 384/INF.1  Offshore Protocol                                                                                                                  
UNEP(DEPI)/MED WG 384/INF.2 Decision IG 20.12 

The following dissertations were produced by students from the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) for the award of the Degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Maritime Law.  These dissertations are made available for information purposes only. The authors of these documents, IMO, UNEP, IMLI, MAP and REMPEC assume no liability whatsoever for any potentially damaging consequences which could result from the interpretation and use of information presented on these documents. The information contained in these documents do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the authors of these documents, IMO, UNEP, MAP, IMLI and REMPEC concerning the legal status of any State, Territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of their frontiers or boundaries.

Other documents 

English Files
1.  All_meeting_documents.zip