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Welcome to the OSPAR Commission, protecting and conserving the North-East Atlantic and its resources

The OSPAR Convention is the current legal instrument guiding international cooperation on the protection of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic. Work under the Convention is managed by the OSPAR Commission, made up of representatives of the Governments of 15 Contracting Parties and the European Commission, representing the European Union.


Vacancy announcement for the post of Deputy Secretary at the Secretariat of the OSPAR Commission


Future Meetings

OIC 2015: 10 March 2015 - 13 March 2015, Bonn, Germany

Offshore Industry Committee

HASEC 2015: 23 March 2015 - 27 March 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hazardous Substances and Eutrophication Meeting

ICG-COBAM(1) 2015: 8 April 2015 - 9 April 2015, Paris, France

Intersessional Correspondence Group on the Coordination of Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring

ICG-MAQ(2) 2015: 10 April 2015 - 10 April 2015, Webex, WEBEX MEETING

Intersessional correspondence group - preparation and publication of Intermediate Assessment 2017 and QSR21