10th Meeting of the Parties


Odense Municipality. Photo: Takahiro Kyono / Flickr (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

The 10th Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans in the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas (ASCOBANS) will take place from 10 to 12 September 2024 in Odense, Denmark.

At the meeting, along with discussions surrounding strategic and institutional subjects, ASCOBANS Parties will consider resolutions on current conservation challenges. These include beaked whales, maritime spatial planning, and disturbance from recreational speed craft.

Many pressures threaten species the world over, in every ocean.  By addressing such threats, actions 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.

Online registration

Please register here. Requests for observer status should reach the Secretariat by 12 June 2024. A completed registration form serves as a request for observer status.  Parties and approved observer organisations may register until 11 August 2024.  Kindly refer to the Rules of Procedure for the Meeting of the Parties to ASCOBANS.

Deadlines and meeting schedule

  • Submission, by Parties, of draft Resolutions to the Secretariat:  7 June 2024
  • Draft resolutions online: 12 June 2024
  • Requests for observer status: 12 June 2024
  • Submission of other documents to the Secretariat: 6 August 2024
  • Decision on admission of observers: 11 August 2024
  • Registration deadline: 11 August 2024
  • All documents online: 11 August 2024
  • Heads of Delegation meeting: 9 September 2024, at 17:00 CEST
  • Opening of the Meeting: 10 September 2024, at 09:00 
  • Close of the Meeting: 12 September, by 18:30

Information for Participants

Participants are kindly invited to review MOP10 documents as they become available on this page.

Information for Participants containing details on the venue, accommodation and local transport will be available under 'Other Documents'. 

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

We look forward to welcoming you to Odense in September 2024! 

10 Sep 2024 09:00 to 12 Sep 2024 18:30
Registration Deadline11/08/2024
OrganizerASCOBANS Secretariat
CoorganizerThe Danish Environmental Protection Agency
VenueMiljøstyrelsen (Environmental Protection Agency), Tolderlundsvej 5, 5000 Odense C

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ASCOBANS/MOP10/Doc.1.4a/Rev.1 Provisional Agenda
ASCOBANS/MOP10/Doc.1.4b Provisional Annotated Agenda and Schedule
ASCOBANS/MOP10/Doc 5.1a Draft Resolution: National Reporting 2025-2028
ASCOBANS/MOP10/Doc5.1b ASCOBANS National Reporting Form 2025-2028
ASCOBANS/MOP10/Doc.5.2a Draft Resolution: ASCOBANS Work Plan 2025-2028
ASCOBANS/MOP10/Doc.5.2b ASCOBANS Work Plan 2025-2028
ASCOBANS/MOP10/Doc.6.1.1 Proposed Amendments to Resolution 9.2: The Baltic Proper Harbour Porpoise
ASCOBANS/MOP10/Doc.6.1.3a Draft Resolution: Revision of the ASCOBANS Conservation Plan for Harbour Porpoises in the North Sea
ASCOBANS/MOP10/Doc.6.1.3b ASCOBANS Conservation Plan for Harbour Porpoises in the North Sea - 2024 Revision
ASCOBANS/MOP10/Doc.6.2.1 Draft Resolution: Conservation of Beaked Whales
ASCOBANS/MOP10/Doc.6.2.2a Draft Resolution: Maritime Spatial Planning
ASCOBANS/MOP10/Doc.6.2.2b Guidelines for Cetacean-sensitive Maritime Spatial Planning for the ASCOBANS Area
ASCOBANS/MOP10/Doc.6.2.3 Draft Resolution: Mitigating the Impacts of Recreational Activities on Small Cetaceans
ASCOBANS/MOP10/Doc.6.2.4a/Rev.1 Proposed Amendments to Resolution 6.2: Adverse Effects of Underwater Noise on Marine Mammals during Offshore Construction Activities for Renewable Energy Production
ASCOBANS/MOP10/Doc.6.2.4b Proposed Amendments to Resolution 8.6: Ocean Energy
ASCOBANS/MOP10/Doc.6.2.6 Draft Resolution: Shallow-water Mining and Small Cetaceans
ASCOBANS/MOP10/Doc.7.2a Draft Resolution: Financial and Administrative Matters 2025-2028
ASCOBANS/MOP10/Doc.7.2b Proposals for the Budget of the Financial Period 2025-2028