This assessment identifies hot spots of oil spill incidents in the NOWPAP region by collecting information on historic spill records, vessel traffic and sources of oil pollution, and conducting statistical analysis using the collected information.
This publication shares information on prediction models that have been developed in NOWPAP member states, in order to analyze the behavior of floating marine litter, and the parameterization of floating marine litter characteristics. The main objective of this report is to establish a plan for future development of a regional prediction model, which could be applied to predict the behaviors of floating marine litter, in order to eventually be able to identify the trajectory, support the reduction of, and develop prevention measures against floating marine litter in the region.
This report constitutes an examination and compilation of the best practices on collection, disposal, research and development, and policy-based management in dealing with marine litter in fisheries, aquaculture and shipping sectors in the NOWPAP region. While some of the practices presented here have been introduced in previous MERRAC reports, more detailed information and improvements of the methods can be found within this report.
This report provides a thorough study on compensation for marine pollution damage by ships, such a study is both important and meaningful for all NOWPAP member states in order for them to achieve better implementation of the NOWPAP Regional Contingency Plan in the case of oil and HNS spill incidents from ships.
These case studies provide concrete evidence of how communities are affected by marine litter, and presents an opportunity for us to contemplate measures that can be taken to mitigate negative effects. Although there are many documents relating to marine litter produced/published by UNEP and other organizations, this report takes a regional perspective to look at the environmental, social and economic impacts of marine litter.
These guidelines were designed to assist local organizations, local governments and NOWPAP member states by providing information on port collection facilities as submitted by member states or collected from the International Maritime Organization's Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS).
*The first edition of this report was published in 2009 in PDF version, this second edition provides up-to-date information submitted by member states and collected from the IMO GISIS.
Based on National Reports prepared by experts from NOWPAP member states, this Regional Report was compiled to provide NOWPAP countries with information and recommendations regarding future actions to be taken, in terms of increasing response capabilities for HNS incidents in the region.
This Manual deals with incidents involving Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS) and acts as a training course to provide participating trainees with sufficient knowledge on; preparedness and response to marine Hazardous Noxious Substance (HNS) incidents. In order to respond to incidents involving HNS promptly and properly, training should be conducted periodically and in accordance with this Manual.
These guidelines were designed to assist local organizations, local governments and NOWPAP member states by providing information on port collection facilities as submitted by the member states or collected from the International Maritime Organization's Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS).
As a part of measures to prepare against marine incidents involving Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS) in the NOWPAP region, this report, developed by an Expert Group nominated by MERRAC Focal Points was put together to look into an HNS database for the region.