26th Meeting of the Advisory Committee


Northern Bottlenose Whales © Steve Geelhoed


The 26th Meeting of the ASCOBANS Advisory Committee (AC26) will be held online, as decided by 9th Meeting of the Parties (MOP9).

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

  • Noise (impulsive i.e. piling and continuous / ambient i.e. shipping)
  • Ocean energy
  • Unexploded ordnance
  • Marine spatial planning


Online registration

Registration for the meeting should be done via the online registration form by 9 October 2021.  

Requests for observer status should reach the Secretariat by 9 September 2021.  A completed registration form serves as a request for observer status.

Please note that approved observer organizations can register until 9 October 2021.  

Kindly refer to the Rules of Procedure for the ASCOBANS Advisory Committee.



Documents will be posted on this meeting page as they become available. If you would like to submit information documents relevant to the agenda items, please send them to the Secretariat by 4 October 2021.

Should you experience problems in accessing documents or require any other assistance, please contact the ASCOBANS Secretariat.


We look forward to your participation at the meeting!


08 Nov 2021 to 12 Nov 2021
Registration Deadline09/10/2021
OrganizerASCOBANS Secretariat
VenueVirtual / Online

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