Workshop on Regional Response Capacity and Co-ordination for Major Oil Spill in the Mediterranean Sea (MEDEXPOL 2013) – Dec 10, 2013

The Workshop on Regional Response Capacity and Co-ordination for Major Oil Spill in the Mediterranean Sea (MEDEXPOL 2013), will be held at the Radisson Blu Park Hotel in Athens, Greece between the 10 and 12 December 2013. The Workshop will open on Tuesday, 10th December 2013 at 09.00 hours and is expected to close on Thursday, 12th December at 17.00hrs. As announced at the 1st Meeting of the ad hoc Working Group on the Offshore Protocol, MEDEXPOL 2013 will also address contingency planning and response operations in case of an offshore incident as well as progress made in the implementation of Decision IG.20/12. 

The principal objectives of the Workshop will be:

  • To review regional arrangements and policies related to response and cooperation to major oil spill incidents in the Mediterranean Region;

  • To examine the identified recognized international best practices and regulations relevant to the implementation of the Offshore Protocol; 

  • To review the assessment and analysis of the existing practical measures in place in the Mediterranean countries with regard to Offshore activities; and 

  • To provide recommendations to be considered when drafting the Action Plan requested by Decision IG.20/12

The working languages of the Workshop will be English and French. 

In order to facilitate the discussions at the Workshop, REMPEC will prepare the Workshop’s working papers and information documents and will disseminate them in due time.  

The Workshop’s documents as well as the provisional agenda and draft timetable of the Workshop will be available on this webpage. Participants to the event are kindly requested to download and print their own copies of the documents which will not be disseminated during the Workshop. However, should you encounter any problems, please do not hesitate to contact REMPEC. 


Working documents 

Information documents
Reference documents 
UNEP/MAP Protocol for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution  Resulting from Exploration and Exploitation of the Continental Shelf  and the Seabed and its Subsoil - Protocol for the Protection of the (Offshore Protocol) 
UNEP/MAP Protocol concerning Cooperation in Preventing Pollution from Ships and, in Cases of Emergency, Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea (Prevention and Emergency Protocol)
UNEP/MAP Decision IG 20.12 - Action Plan to implement the Protocol of the Barcelona Convention concerning the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution Resulting from Exploration and Exploitation of the Continental Shelf and the Seabed and its Subsoil
REMPEC Guidelines for co operation in combating marine oil pollution in the Mediterranean
REMPEC Principles and guidelines concerning cooperation and mutual assistance
REMPEC Principles and Guidelines concerning the role and responsibilities of experts sent on mission by the Centre
REMPEC Principles and Guidelines concerning the sending, receiving and returning of equipment in case of international assistance operation
REMPEC Principles and Guidelines concerning arrangements and operational procedures which could be applied in case of a joint operation
REMPEC Check list of procedures to be followed and persons to be contacted in case of emergency
REMPEC Check list of principal institutional provisions aimed at facilitating mutual assistance in case of a major marine pollution accident which should be included in national contingency plans
REMPEC

Guidelines concerning the exchange of liaison officers between the Contracting Parties in case of response operations involving several states

REMPEC Guidelines concerning arrangements which might be made with a view to ensuring, in case of an accident liaison between the Governmental Authorities and other interested Parties
WEBLINK 

Oil Spill Response Joint Industry Project (OSR-JI


LOGISTICS

Information sheet
All logistic arrangements are listed in the information sheet. Download the information sheet.

Hotel booking form (for participants not covered by REMPEC):

Participants whose cost of participation will not be covered by REMPEC, interested to stay at the Radisson Blu Park Hotel, can make their own hotel reservation by completing the hotel reservation form and faxing/e-mailing the said form to Ms Anna Agrafa, Reservations Manager:  (E-mail: Anna.agrafa@rbathenspark.com   tel +30 210 88 94506, fax +30 210 8238420)  by not later than 8th November 2013. Download the form.