The Marine Environmental Response Experts Group, MER EG, was established in 2016. The focus of the MER EG work is on promoting the implementation of EPPR initiatives specific to the MOSPA Agreement, maintaining the Operational Guidelines of the MOSPA Agreement, and other initiatives and projects related to the core theme of marine environmental response approved by the EPPR.
EPPR accomplishes many of its objectives through the implementation of the Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic, MOSPA, and its Appendix IV: Operational Guidelines.
Operational Guidelines address:
MER EG Mandate
Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic
“The objective of the MOSPA Agreement is to strengthen cooperation, coordination, and mutual assistance among the Parties on oil pollution preparedness and response in the Arctic in order to protect the marine environment from pollution by oil”