The ASCOBANS Secretariat gratefully accepted the kind offer of Belgium to host the 16th Meeting of the ASCOBANS Advisory Committee (AC) in Brugge at the 'Oud Sint-Jan' Conference Centre. More information on the venue, transport and accommodation will be posted shortly.
The AC's role is to provide advice and information to the Secretariat and the Parties between the sessions of the decision-making body of the Agreement, the Meeting of Parties (MOP), thereby facilitating the implementation of the Agreement. Reflecting its dual role in overseeing both issues of administration and conservation science, the programme will be divided in two separate sessions. Starting on Monday, 20 April at 1pm, the participants will focus on the programmatic aspects of the Agreement's implementation for two and a half days. Following this, a session dealing with administrative and budgetary issues will start at lunchtime on Thursday, 23 April. The meeting will close on Friday in the early afternoon. Meeting documents will be posted here as they become available.
Last updated on 25 March 2014