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Improving and enhancing oil spill preparedness and response The mission of the GISEA Project is to improve the regional oil spill preparedness and response capability in Southeast Asia, by assisting in the development of national capacities. http://www.gisea.org/#about-gisea Learn about GISEA 1
Building national capacities and bridging regional cooperation GISEA aims to improve and sustain the capacity of Southeast Asian countries, to protect their marine and coastal resources at risk from oil pollution through the full implementation of the OPRC. http://www.gisea.org/#regional-information Learn about the state of oil spill preparedness in the region 1
Enabling effective oil spill preparedness and response GISEA supports and facilitates regular training and exercises of relevant stakeholders in oil spill preparedness and response, to enhance and continually improve oil spill response capability. http://www.gisea.org/#activities Learn about our activities 1
Improving and enhancing oil spill preparedness and response
The mission of the GISEA Project is to improve the regional oil spill preparedness and response capability in Southeast Asia, by assisting in the development of national capacities.
About GISEA
Launched in 1996, the Global Initiative (GI) is an umbrella programme under which governments, through the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and the oil industry, through IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association on environmental and social issues, work together to assist countries in developing national structures and capability for oil spill preparedness and response.

Through the government-industry cooperation, GI seeks to: 1) support national and regional implementation of the OPRC, the conventions relating to liability and compensation - International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, or CLC 92, and the International Fund for Compensation of Oil Pollution Damage, or FUND 92 - and other instruments relating to national and regional oil spill preparedness, response and cooperation; and 2) enhance oil spill preparedness and response capacity through the mobilisation of external assistance and industry support at the national and regional levels.
Activities
The GISEA Project supports capacity building for competent national authorities and the wider community in the Southeast Asia region; this is done through workshops, seminars, training and exercises to enable the sharing of expertise and knowledge transfer, in partnership with the IMO and petroleum industry, both corporate and local.

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Regional Information
Geographically, Southeastern Asia lies between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, south of China, east of India, west of Papua New Guinea, and north of Australia.

Politically, Southeast Asia consists eleven sovereign states. These are: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam. Ten of these countries are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), with Timor-Leste as an observer. The region ranks among the fastest growing areas of the world economically, which largely accounts for its current international significance.

The level of oil spill preparedness and response capability varies across different ASEAN Member States; this is summarised below. See the tabs on individual countries for more information. 

A summary of international conventions signed and ratified by ASEAN Member States is shown in the table below:

ASEAN Member StateOPRC 90CLC 92FUND 92BUNKER 
Brunei DarussalamNoYes
YesNo
CambodiaNoYesYesNo
IndonesiaNoYesNoYes
Lao PDRNoNoNoNo
MalaysiaYesYesYesYes
MyanmarYesYesNoYes
PhilippinesYesYesYesNo
SingaporeYesYesYesYes
ThailandYesYesYesNo
Viet NamNoYesNoYes
State of oil spill preparedness in ASEAN Member States (breakdown by numbers) Click to view image

A snapshot of relevant plans and policies in the national frameworks of ASEAN Member States further illustrates the varying state of preparedness across the region and highlights opportunities for improvement.

News
The latest news on oil spill preparedness and response activities involving national authorities in the region, GISEA, IPIECA, IMO and relevant organisations are shared on this page.

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Technical Resources
GISEA works in partnership with various international organisations to deliver its message on effective and efficient oil spill preparedness and response, through government and industry cooperation.

This section provides useful information and links to technical resources produced by its partner organisations. Please refer to their respective websites for the terms and conditions on the use of such information in your organisation or activity. 
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Nai Ming, Lee
Project Manager
IMO-IPIECA GISEA

Email: gisea.manager@ipieca.org

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