28th Meeting of the Advisory Committee


Risso's dolphin © Steve Geelhoed

Risso's dolphin © Steve Geelhoed.


The 28th Meeting of the ASCOBANS Advisory Committee (AC28) is scheduled to be held from 26 to 28 September 2023.  The venue will be confirmed as soon as possible.

For the meeting, Parties are requested to report on pressures and threats to small cetaceans as per UNEP/ASCOBANS/Resolution 8.1 (Rev.MOP9) National Reporting

  • Cetacean watching industry
  • Recreational sea use
  • Other sources of disturbance
  • Pollution and hazardous substances (incl. microplastics)
  • Ship strikes
  • Climate change
  • Physical habitat change
  • Other issues related to habitat change and degradation (incl. potential physical impacts)
  • MPAs and other protected areas, e.g. Natura2000 sites
  • Education and outreach


Online registration: Please register by 27 August 2023.  The online registration form will be made available closer to the meeting date. Requests for observer status should reach the Secretariat by 28 July 2023.  A completed registration form serves as a request for observer status.  Please note that approved observer organisations may register until 27 August 2023.  Kindly refer to the Rules of Procedure for the ASCOBANS Advisory Committee.


Documents: Meeting documents will be posted on this page as they become available. If you would like to submit information documents relevant to the agenda items, please send them to the Secretariat for consideration by 22 August 2023.


If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact the ASCOBANS Secretariat.

26 Sep 2023 09:00 to 28 Sep 2023 18:00
OrganizerASCOBANS Secretariat
VenueLanger Eugen, UN Campus