**Update: the 9th Meeting of the Parties to ASCOBANS will take place online, from 7 to 11 September 2020**
Originally planned to be held in Brussels, Belgium on 8-10 September 2020, MOP9 has been moved online owing to uncertainties around COVID-19. Belgium has kindly extended its offer to host this online meeting.
At the meeting, along with discussions surrounding strategic and institutional subjects, ASCOBANS Parties will consider resolutions on current conservation challenges. These include marine debris, resource depletion, stranding response, underwater noise, and bycatch.
Many of these same dangers threaten species the world over, in every ocean. By addressing such threats, concerted action agreed by ASCOBANS Parties at the meeting could not only reduce their impacts on species in the ASCOBANS area but also help raise awareness and contribute to a global response needed to tackle these pressing issues affecting all life in our oceans.
Information for Participants
Participants are kindly invited to download MOP9 documents as they become available.
Information for Participants containing details on the venue, hotel reservations and local transport will be available under "Other Documents".
Should you experience problems in downloading documents or require any other assistance, please contact the Secretariatat email@example.com.
Please register here by 9 August. Requests for observer status can be submitted by registering online by 10 June.
Submission, by Parties, of draft resolutions to the Secretariat: 5 June 2020
Requests for observer status: 10 June 2020
Draft resolutions online: 10 June 2020
Submission of documents to the Secretariat: 4 August 2020
Decision on admission of observers: 9 August 2020
Registration deadline: 9 August 2020
Documents online: 9 August 2020