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SUB-REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF EFFECTIVE NATIONAL FRAMEWORKS FOR PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE TO OIL SPILLS - ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Participating countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Description: Over the last two years RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe has done significant work assisting countries with revisions of their NOSCP and this workshop is planned to help to further progress these efforts and encourage the finalization of these plans throughout the region. Given the scope of the work to be undertaken, this workshop will be preceded by a series of preparatory meetings held remotely to outline and discuss the work to be undertaken prior to the meeting to facilitate a tangible outcome. This workshop will also aide in gathering data for a regional risk and needs assessment that will form the basis of a longer-term strategic plan for RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe to effectively target the priority capacity building needs in the region.
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Antigua and Barbuda
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Monday, December 7, 2020 to Thursday, December 10, 2020

NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON RATIFICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AFS CONVENTION

Following up on a regional workshop on the AFS Convention that was organized in Trinidad and Tobago from 20 to 22 June 2018, Cuba undertook significant follow-up action towards disseminating the knowledge obtained through the workshop on all aspects of the AFS Convention throughout the various port authorities across the country. In support of this initiative, this workshop is aimed at assisting Cuba to ratify and, subsequently, effectively implement and enforce the international Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on ships, 2001 (AFS Convention).
Activity Location: 
Cuba
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Actual dates and place to be confirmed
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Tuesday, November 17, 2020 to Wednesday, November 18, 2020

NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON OIL SPILL CONTINGENCY PLANNING - GRENADA

The National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP) is one of the foundations for an effective and sustainable oil spill preparedness and response framework. The workshop, to be coordinated by RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe, aims to answer the request for assistance on the NOSCP made by Grenada during the Regional Senior Maritime Administrators workshop held in early 2019. In collaboration with key government agencies and stakeholders involved in responding to oil pollution incidents, the workshop will also aim to clarify roles and responsibilities during the response to an oil spills and develop an action plan to facilitate the development of an effective national oil spill preparedness and response framework.
Activity Location: 
Grenada
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Actual dates and place to be confirmed
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Monday, October 19, 2020 to Thursday, October 22, 2020

REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON MARPOL ANNEXES 111-V, INCLUDING PORT RECEPTION FACILITIES

Participating countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. Description: The Wider Caribbean Region holds 23 of the 52 Small Island Developing States. Meeting the obligations for adequate Port Reception Facilities (PRFs) as required of MARPOL signatory countries still remains a significant challenge to the SIDS of the Wider Caribbean Region. Many States are restricted in their capacities and capability to properly process waste streams generated on their islands, let alone process additional waste offloaded from vessels calling upon their port. The workshops will aim at development of capacities for the ratification and implementation of MARPOL Convention Annexes 111-V, including the provision of reception facilities. This workshop will enable participants to gain a better understanding and in-depth knowledge of matters pertaining to the implementation and enforcement of Annexes 111-V of the MARPOL Convention. The proposed regional workshop will also address the IMSAS findings related to MARPOL and provide the basis for developing a regional Caribbean MARPOL implementation plan. The workshop will also support countries in addressing the identified 'root causes' hampering proper implementation of the MARPOL Convention, annexes I to V. The three-days regional workshop will be followed by a two-days national workshop in Jamaica as a follow up to address any issues related to the effective implementation of MARPOL Convention - Annexes 111-V.
Activity Location: 
Kingston, Jamaica
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Actual dates and place to be confirmed
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Monday, September 7, 2020 to Friday, September 11, 2020

NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON OIL SPILL CONTINGENCY PLANNING - NICARAGUA

The National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP) is one of the foundations for an effective and sustainable oil spill preparedness and response framework. The workshop, to be coordinated by RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe, aims to assist in the review and finalization of the NOSCP in Nicaragua which is currently in draft form, yet to be approved. In collaboration with key government agencies and stakeholders involved in responding to oil pollution incidents, the workshop will also aim to clarify roles and responsibilities during the response to an oil spills and develop an action plan to facilitate the development of an effective national oil spill preparedness and response framework.
Activity Location: 
Nicaragua
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Actual dates and place to be confirmed
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Monday, September 7, 2020 to Thursday, September 10, 2020

NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON OIL SPILL CONTINGENCY PLANNING - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

The National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP) is one of the foundations for an effective and sustainable oil spill preparedness and response framework. The workshop, to be coordinated by RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe, aims to assist in the review and finalization of the NOSCP in Dominican Republic which is currently in draft form, yet to be approved. In collaboration with key government agencies and stakeholders involved in responding to oil pollution incidents, the workshop will also aim to clarify roles and responsibilities during the response to an oil spills and develop an action plan to facilitate the development of an effective national oil spill preparedness and response framework.
Activity Location: 
Dominican Republic
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Actual dates and place to be confirmed
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Monday, July 13, 2020 to Thursday, July 16, 2020

NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON OIL SPILL CONTINGENCY PLANNING - PANAMA

The National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP) is one of the foundations for an effective and sustainable oil spill preparedness and response framework. The workshop, to be coordinated by RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe, aims to assist in the review and finalization of the NOSCP in Panama which is currently in draft form, yet to be approved. In collaboration with key government agencies and stakeholders involved in responding to oil pollution incidents, the workshop will also aim to clarify roles and responsibilities during the response to an oil spills and develop an action plan to facilitate the development of an effective national oil spill preparedness and response framework.
Activity Location: 
Panama
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Actual dates and place to be confirmed
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Monday, June 22, 2020 to Thursday, June 25, 2020

REGIONAL WORKSHOP SUPPORTING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT CONVENTION IN THE WIDER CARIBBEAN REGION

Participating countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. Description: The Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention entered into force on 8 September 2017. To that purpose, the workshop will focus specifically on implementation, compliance and enforcement of the Convention in the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR). The workshop will assess the state of play of the Regional Task Force on the Ratification and Implementation of the IMO Convention on BWM in the WCR and El Salvador (RTFWCR), which was established as a regional support mechanism within the framework of the UNEP's Caribbean Environment Program (CEP), and which was tasked, inter alia, to develop and adopt a Regional Strategy and Action Plan for its implementation. The 3rd Regional Task Force Meeting on the Ratification and Implementation of the IMO Convention on Ballast Water Management was held in Panama City, Panama, from 5-9 June 2017. That workshop recommended the creation of several workgroups such as: • Invasive species portal • Port biological monitoring portal - 5 - • Ballast water and sediments scientific committee portal • Open-ended compliance monitoring and enforcement portal • Closed ended compliance and enforcement portal • Outreach portal subgroups. The regional workshop would review work accomplished since that meeting and assess ' future sub workgroup goals. In addition, this workshop will serve as an opportunity to exchange practices and discuss lessons learned on implementation and enforcement of the BWM Convention in the WCR, and support further ratification, implementation and enforcement of the BWM Convention in the region. In addition, the workshop will review the Guidelines for ballast water exchange and sediment management in Wider Caribbean Region Areas (BWM.3/Circ.2) and determine what additional measures should be adopted to improve regional coordination and harmonize the implementation of the Convention.
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Exact venue to be confirmed
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Actual dates and place to be confirmed
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Monday, June 15, 2020 to Wednesday, June 17, 2020

NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON CONTINGENCY PLANNING - SINT MAARTEN

Participating countries: Anguilla, Saint Martin and Sint Maarten. Description: The National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP) is one of the foundations for an effective and sustainable oil spill preparedness and response framework. The workshop aims to assist in the further development of the NOSCP's in Sint Maarten, Saint Martin and Anguilla in collaboration with key government agencies and stakeholders involved in responding to oil pollution incidents. Whilst they are two separate countries, Sint Maarten in the south and Saint Martin to the north, they are both located on the same 33 sq mi island, with Anguilla a separate island less than 10 km north. Each Country has their own response structure, national legislation and contingency plans. This can be problematic as any significant oil spill will most likely impact all three territories and require a high degree of cooperation and coordination between them. The implementation of a national workshop to review and discuss the respective national oil spill contingency plans paired with a comprehensive table-top and discussion-based exercise will help the countries to more effectively respond in the event of an actual spill.
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to be confirmed
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Monday, March 16, 2020 to Friday, March 20, 2020

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Recent activities

To promote its objectives, RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe conducts national and regional activities throughout the Wider Caribbean Region

  • National workshop on contingency planning, Belize
    May 14 - 17, 2019
  • National workshop on contingency planning, St. Kitts
    March 11 - 14, 2019
  • Regional workshop on OPRC level 2 and incident management systems train ...
    January 01 - December 31, 2019
  • National workshop on contingency planning, Cuba
    November 13 - 15, 2018