At the Bonn Agreement Ministerial Meeting in Dublin, Ireland, in 2010 the Ministers agreed that
"further development of response capacities in the Bonn Agreement area should be based on joint risk assessments” and to “promote a region wide Bonn Agreement risk assessment and that such an assessment should be based on tiered response strategies, taking into account environmental sensitivity and addressing sub-regional and transboundary risks".
Therefore the Bonn Agreement Secretariat, in collaboration with Bonn Contracting Parties, has undertaken the BE-AWARE I and II projects, with part funding from the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, to achieve this aim.
The BE-AWARE project was a two year initiative (2012-2014), co-financed by the European Union, which aimed to quantitively identify the risk and magnitude of mineral oils spills, in the Bonn Agreement area and undertake a qualitative risk assessment for hazardous and noxious substances.Read
BE-AWARE II was a two year initiative (2013-2015), also co-financed by the European Union, which aimed to utilise the results of BE-AWARE I to model the effects of 10 risk reducing and response scenarios through a combination of oil spill modelling and environmental and socioeconomic sensitivity analysis. Therefore identifying sub regional risk management conclusions for 2020.Read
The HNS-MS website is : http://www.hns-ms.eu The HNS-MS Project (2015-2016) is a 2-year project on a decision support tool for Harmful and Noxious Substances (HNS). The project partners are Belgium (MUMM/modelling) and France (CEDRE). The project…Read