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Name
OSPAR Commission (OSPAR)
Native name
OSPAR Commission
Address
Victoria House 37-63 Southampton Row
Zipcode
WC1B 4DA
City
London
Country
United Kingdom
Phone
+44 02074305200
Fax
+44 02072423737
Email
secretariat@ospar.org
Centre Website
https://www.ospar.org

organisation profile

OSPAR is the mechanism by which 15 Governments & the EU cooperate to protect the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic.

OSPAR started in 1972 with the Oslo Convention against dumping and was broadened to cover land-based sources of marine pollution and the offshore industry by the Paris Convention of 1974. These two conventions were unified, up-dated and extended by the 1992 OSPAR Convention. The new annex on biodiversity and ecosystems was adopted in 1998 to cover non-polluting human activities that can adversely affect the sea.
 
The fifteen Governments are Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
 
OSPAR is so named because of the original Oslo and Paris Conventions ("OS" for Oslo and "PAR" for Paris).

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EDMO record id
4851
Collating centre
British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC)
Latest update
16 April 2018 3:28:41 PM