West MOPoCo at HELCOM Response Group meeting

Presentation of HNS Manual and West MOPoCo SC meeting during the 27th meeting of the HELCOM (Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission) Response Working Group.

The 27th meeting of the HELCOM (Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission) Response Working Group was held from 26 to 28 February in Vejle, Denmark. The West MOPoCo project team took this opportunity to present the project as well as the progress made on the Joint inter-regional HNS Response Manual. This manual, drafted by Cedre, ISPRA and ITOPF, stems from the desire expressed by contracting parties to the regional agreements for the Baltic (HELCOM), the North Sea (Bonn Agreement) and the Mediterranean (Barcelona Convention) to have a joint response guide. Countries of these regions are regularly consulted on its advancement and the drafting team presented the first draft to HELCOM members and Secretariat, as well as to the Bonn Agreement Secretariat, Rempec and DG-ECHO, also in attendance at the meeting.

Taking advantage of the presence of several project partners in Vejle, a steering committee meeting was held on the 28th through video conferencing with the Mediterranean beneficiary countries.

 

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