9th Meeting of the Parties

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**Update: the 9th Meeting of the Parties to ASCOBANS will take place online, from 7 to 11 September 2020** 

Originally planned to be held in Brussels, Belgium on 8-10 September 2020, MOP9 has been moved online owing to uncertainties around COVID-19.  Belgium has kindly extended its offer to host this online meeting.

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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, underwater noise, and bycatch.

Many of these same dangers threaten species the world over, in every ocean.  By addressing such 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.

Deadlines 

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

 

 

Dates
07 Sep 2020 to 11 Sep 2020
Registration Deadline09/08/2020
CMS InstrumentASCOBANS
TypeMOP
KindOfficial
StatusConcluded
CountryBelgium
CityOnline

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UNEP/ASCOBANS/Resolution 9.1 Work Plan for the ASCOBANS Advisory Committee and Secretariat 2021-2024
UNEP/ASCOBANS/Resolution 9.2 The Baltic Proper Harbour Porpoise
UNEP/ASCOBANS/Resolution 9.3 Marine Debris
UNEP/ASCOBANS/Resolution 9.4 Food Availability and Resource Depletion
UNEP/ASCOBANS/Resolution 9.5 Management of Expenditures between 2016 and 2019
UNEP/ASCOBANS/Resolution 9.6 Financial and Administrative Matters 2021-2024
UNEP/ASCOBANS/Resolution 8.1 (Rev.MOP9) National Reporting
UNEP/ASCOBANS/Resolution 8.4 (Rev.MOP9) Conservation of Common Dolphins
UNEP/ASCOBANS/Resolution 8.5 (Rev.MOP9) Monitoring and Mitigation of Small Cetacean Bycatch
UNEP/ASCOBANS/Resolution 8.10 (Rev.MOP9) Small Cetacean Stranding Response
UNEP/ASCOBANS/Resolution 8.11 (Rev.MOP9) CMS Family Guidelines on Environmental Impact Assessment for Marine Noise-generating Activities
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ASCOBANS/MOP9/CRP.1.2 Rules of Procedure for the Meeting of the Parties to ASCOBANS
ASCOBANS/MOP9/CRP.1.2b Annex to Rules of Procedure: Operating Procedures for Virtual Meetings
ASCOBANS/MOP9/CRP.5.1 Draft Resolution: National Reporting
ASCOBANS/MOP9/CRP.5.2 Draft Resolution: Work Plan for the ASCOBANS Advisory Committee and Secretariat 2021-2024
ASCOBANS/MOP9/CRP.6.1.1 Draft Resolution: The Baltic Proper Harbour Porpoise
ASCOBANS/MOP9/CRP.6.1.4 Draft Resolution: Conservation of Common Dolphins
ASCOBANS/MOP9/CRP.6.2.1 Draft Resolution: Monitoring and Mitigation of Small Cetacean Bycatch
ASCOBANS/MOP9/CRP.6.2.3 Draft Resolution: Marine Debris
ASCOBANS/MOP9/CRP.6.2.4 Draft Resolution: Food Availability and Resource Depletion
ASCOBANS/MOP9/CRP.6.2.5 Draft Resolution: Small Cetacean Stranding Response
ASCOBANS/MOP9/CRP.6.2.6 Draft Resolution: CMS Family Guidelines on Environmental Impact Assessment for Marine Noise-generating Activities
ASCOBANS/MOP9/CRP.7.2 Draft Resolution: Financial and Administrative Matters 2021-2024
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ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.1.2 Rules of Procedure for the Meeting of the Parties to ASCOBANS
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.1.2b/Rev.1 Annex to the Rules of Procedure for Meeting of the Parties to ASCOBANS: Operating Procedures for Virtual Meetings
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.1.4a/Rev.1 Provisional Agenda
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.1.4b/Rev.1 Provisional Annotated Agenda and Schedule
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.4.1 Evaluation of the Implementation of the ASCOBANS Work Plan 2017-2020 and the Work of the Advisory Committee
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.4.2 Report of the ASCOBANS Secretariat
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.5.1 Proposed Amendments to Resolution 8.1: National Reporting
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.5.2/Rev.1 Draft Resolution: Work Plan for the ASCOBANS Advisory Committee and Secretariat 2021-2024
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.5.3 ASCOBANS Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) Plan
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.5.4 Options for Future Meetings of the Advisory Committee
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.6.1.1 Draft Resolution: The Baltic Proper Harbour Porpoise
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.6.1.4 Proposed Amendments to Resolution 8.4: Conservation of Common Dolphins
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.6.2.1/Rev.1 Proposed Amendments to Resolution 8.5: Monitoring and Mitigation of Small Cetacean Bycatch
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.6.2.3/Rev.1 Draft Resolution: Marine Debris
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.6.2.4 Draft Resolution: Resource Depletion
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.6.2.5a Proposed Amendments to Resolution 8.10: Small Cetacean Stranding Response
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.6.2.5b Best Practice on Cetacean Post-mortem Investigation and Tissue Sampling
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.6.2.6a Proposed Amendments to Resolution 8.11: CMS Family Guidelines on Environmental Impact Assessment for Marine Noise-generating Activities
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.6.2.6b CMS Family Guidelines on Environmental Impact Assessment for Marine Noise-generating Activities
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.7.1a/Rev.1 Report of the Secretariat on Financial and Administrative Matters 2017-2020
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.7.1b/Rev.1 Draft Resolution: Management of Expenditures between 2016 and 2019
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.7.2a Draft Resolution: Financial and Administrative Matters 2021-2024
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Doc.7.2b Proposals for the Budget of the Financial Period 2021-2024
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ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.1.4/Rev.1 List of Documents
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.2b Opening Statements: Observers
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.4.2 Overview of CMS COP13 Outcomes Relevant to ASCOBANS
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.4.3 Summary Compilation of the National Reports 2016-2019 Submitted by ASCOBANS Parties
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.4.5a Reports from Observer Organizations: UNEP
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.4.5b Reports from Observer Organizations: ACCOBAMS
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.4.5c Reports from Observer Organizations: HELCOM
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.4.5d Reports from Observer Organizations: IWC
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.5.1 ASCOBANS National Reporting Form 2016-2019
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.5.1b ASCOBANS National Reporting Form 2020
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.5.1c Data Reporting Tool for MEAs (DaRT)
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.6.1.1 ICES Special Request Advice on emergency measures to prevent bycatch of common dolphin and Baltic Proper harbour porpoise in the Northeast Atlantic
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.6.1.1b/Rev.2 Progress Report on the Jastarnia Plan (2020)
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.6.1.2 Progress Report on the Conservation Plan for the Harbour Porpoise Population in the Western Baltic, the Belt Sea and the Kattegat 2020
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.6.1.3a/Rev.1 Progress Report on the Conservation Plan for the Harbour Porpoise in the North Sea
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.6.1.3b Report of the Joint IMR/NAMMCO International Workshop on the Status of Harbour Porpoises in the North Atlantic
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.6.1.4 ASCOBANS Species Action Plan for North-East Atlantic Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis)
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.6.2.3a Report of IWC Workshop on Marine Debris: The Way Forward
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.6.2.3b Report of the Joint ACCOBAMS/ASCOBANS/ECS/SPA-RAC Workshop on Marine Debris and Cetacean Stranding
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.6.2.4 Interim Report of the ASCOBANS Resource Depletion Working Group (August 2020)
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.6.2.5a Report of the Joint ACCOBAMS and ASCOBANS Workshop on Harmonisation of the Best Practices for Necropsy of Cetaceans and for the Development of Diagnostic Frameworks
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.6.2.6a Technical Support Information to the CMS Family Guidelines on Environmental Impact Assessment for Marine Noise-generating Activities
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.6.2.6b Action Plan resulting from the ACCOBAMS Workshop on Sonars and Cetacean Interactions
ASCOBANS/MOP9/Inf.6.2.6c Noise Mitigation for the Construction of Increasingly Large Offshore Wind Turbines