First Meeting of the Competent National Authorities for the Preparation of the Sub-regional Marine Pollution Contingency Plan Between Cyprus, Greece and Israel – Nov 09, 2016

The Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) convened the First Sub-Regional Meeting of the Competent National Authorities for the Preparation of the Sub-Regional Marine Pollution Contingency Plan (SCP) between Cyprus, Greece and Israel, on 9 November 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.  The Meeting was convened in accordance with the Work Plan for the development of the SCP between the three countries submitted by REMPEC on 5 May 2016 which was later accepted by the three countries.

The main objectives of the Meeting were to present the project for the development of the SCP between Cyprus, Greece and Israel, to review and discuss their National Contingency Plans (NCPs) and in particular the parts of the NCPs which were considered relevant for the preparation of the SCP, to introduce the concept for the development of the SCP and to present the preliminary proposal of its contents, and to agree upon the date, place and agenda of the Second Sub-regional Meeting for the preparation of the Plan.

This second Meeting will be held on 13 December 2016, in Valletta, Malta.

Two representatives of each of the three countries concerned attended the Meeting, as well as two representatives of REMPEC and the Consultant. 

Report of the Meeting is available here.