Advisory Committee on Protection of the Sea (ACOPS)

Comité consultatif sur la protection des mers

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History

Founded 1952, as Advisory Committee on Oil Pollution of the Sea. Name changed, 1981, to Advisory Committee on Pollution of the Sea -- Comité consultatif sur la pollution des mers. Current name adopted at Annual General Meeting, 5 Dec 1990. UK Registered Charity: 290776.

Aims

Promote and implement strategies for the sustainable development of the coastal and marine environment, through scientific, legal and policy research, advisory and public awareness activities.

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Activities

Attention focuses on marine pollution: oil pollution (oil in the sea, major oil pollution incidents involving ships, other oil spills, tanker routing); chemical and other hazardous substances; sewage; radioactivity in waters around British Isles (sources of discharges, discharges, critical pathways and critical groups, incidents). Rather than propose that new regional instruments should be concluded or new regional structures set up, ACOPS attempts to make the best use of existing ones. Proposed programmes in the various regions normally aim to seek effective implementation of existing regional programmes and to highlight specific aspects which have received insufficient attention. Regional programmes cover: Russian Federation - Arctic Programme; South East Asia; Wider Caribbean; Sub-Saharan Africa; East Africa; Middle East; North Sea/United Kingdom; Local Agenda 21. They broadly coincide with Regional Seas Programmes of UNEP and are coordinated by ACOPS Vice-Presidents in the relevant regions.

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Consultative Status

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 28 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 12 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 34 countries
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Subjects *

  • Oceanography
    • Seas
    • Marine
  • Geology
    • Land and Coastal Forms
  • Societal Problems
    • Protection
  • Environment
    • Environment

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

E0530

Last News Received

8. Jun 2016
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