The Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution

Permanent Secretariat

Advisory Groups

The Advisory Groups to the Black Sea Commission are its main source of expertise, information and support in implementation of the Black Sea Strategic Action Plan.  They are established pursuant to Articles 22, 23 (The Istanbul Commission) >>, and Annex 1 >> thereof. Each Advisory Group elects a Chairperson. The Advisory Groups act with the mandate of the Black Sea Commission and their respective Terms of Reference. The following Advisory Groups are established:

  Abbreviation - Full Name  Def. in BSSAP Terms of Ref.
ESAS - Advisory Group on the Environmental Safety Aspects of Shipping >> >>
PMA - Advisory Group on the Pollution Monitoring and Assessment >> >>
LBS - Advisory Group on Control of Pollution from Land Based Sources >> >>
IDE - Advisory Group on Information and Data Exchange >> >>
ICZM - Advisory Group on the Development of Common Methodologies for Integrated Coastal Zone Management >>
CBD - Advisory Group on the Conservation of Biological Diversity >> >>
FOMLR - Advisory Group on the Environmental Aspects of the Management of Fisheries and other Marine Living Resources >> >>

In addition to the Advisory Groups on implementation of the Black Sea Strategic Action Plan there have been established the ad hoc Working Group on the WFD, pursuant to decision of the Black Sea Commission, taken at its 10th regular meeting, "to assist the Black Sea Commission in promoting the principles of the Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council Establishing a Framework for Community Action in the Field of the Water Policy (Water Framework Directive)". There has also been established a Joint Ad Hoc Technical Working Group (also referred to as Danube/Black Sea Joint Technical Working Group) in implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Danube Commission

Abbreviation or Full Name
ad hoc Working Group on the Water Framework Directive
Joint Ad Hoc Technical Working Group ( Danube/Black Sea Joint Technical Working Group)
Working Group on Financial Management
ad hoc Working Group on the Internal Documents of the Black Sea Commission