9th Meeting of the Parties


The 9th Meeting of the Parties to ASCOBANS will take place on 8-10 September 2020 in Brussels, Belgium.

At the meeting, along with discussions surrounding strategic and institutional subjects, ASCOBANS Parties will consider resolutions on current conservation challenges. These include marine debris, resource depletion, stranding response, ecosystem approach to examine effect of pressures, and bycatch.

Many of these same dangers threaten species the world over, in every ocean.  By addressing such global threats, concerted action agreed by ASCOBANS Parties at the meeting could not only reduce their impacts on species in the ASCOBANS area but also help raise awareness and contribute to a global response needed to tackle these pressing issues affecting all life in our oceans.

Information for Participants

Participants are kindly invited to download MOP9 documents as they become available.

Information for Participants containing details on the venue, hotel reservations and local transport will be available under "Other Documents". 

Should you experience problems in downloading documents or require any other assistance, please contact the Secretariatat ascobans.secretariat@ascobans.org

Online registration

Please register here  by 9 August.  Requests for observer status can be submitted by registering online by 10 June.


Submission,by Parties, of draft resolutions to the Secretariat: 5 June 2020

Requests for observer status: 10 June 2020

Draft resolutions online: 10 June 2020

Submission of documents to the Secretariat: 4 August 2020

Decision on admission of observers: 9 August 2020

Registration deadline: 9 August 2020

Documents online: 9 August 2020


08 Sep 2020 to 10 Sep 2020
Registration Deadline09/08/2020