The 26th Meeting of the ASCOBANS Advisory Committee (AC26) will be held online, as decided by 9th Meeting of the Parties (MOP9).
When? 08 Nov 2021 13:00 to 12 Nov 2021 13:00
For the meeting, Parties are requested to report on pressures and threats to small cetaceans as per Resolution 8.1 (Rev.MOP9):
- Noise (impulsive i.e. piling and continuous / ambient i.e. shipping)
- Ocean energy
- Unexploded ordnance
- Marine spatial planning
Registration for the meeting should be done via the online registration form by 8 October 2021.
Requests for observer status should reach the Secretariat by 9 September 2021. A completed registration form serves as a request for observer status.
Please note that approved observer organizations can register until 8 October 2021.
Kindly refer to the Rules of Procedure for the ASCOBANS Advisory Committee.
Participants are kindly invited to download the AC26 documents as they become available. If you would like to submit information documents relevant to the agenda items, please send them to the Secretariat by 4 October 2021.
What is ASCOBANS?
ASCOBANS was concluded in 1991 as the Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas (ASCOBANS) under the auspices of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS or Bonn Convention) and entered into force in 1994. In February 2008, an extension of the agreement area came into force which changed the name to “Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas“. ASCOBANS is open for accession by all Range States (i.e. any state that exercises jurisdiction over any part of the range of a species covered by the Agreement or whose flag vessels engage in operations adversely affecting small cetaceans in the Agreement area) and by regional economic integration organisations. To know more about it.