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.

All documents of the event as well as the report are available on REMPEC’s event page.