Affiliated Bodies and Programmes



    The Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) was established in 1967 by a number of United Nations Agencies. GESAMP deals with all scientific aspects on the prevention, reduction and control of the degradation of the marine environment to sustain life support systems, resources and amenities.

  • GloBallast Partnerships

    A joint initiative founded by IMO, UNDP and GEF to assist developing countries to; reduce the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens in ships' ballast water.

  • Global Marine Litter Information Gateway

    Joint UNEP GPA Coordination Office/International Maritime Organization marine litter (marine debris) node of the GPA Clearing-House Mechanism.

  • London Convention 1972

    Website for the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972

  • REMPEITC-Carib

    The Regional Marine Pollution Emergency, Information and Training Center for the Wider Caribbean Region (REMPEITC-Carib) is an International Maritime Organization (IMO) office which assists the countries in the region in preventing, preparing for and responding to major pollution incidents.


    The Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC).


    The Regional Programme for Marine Pollution Prevention and Management in the East Asian Seas region.