The mission of the GISEA Project is to improve the regional capability in Southeast Asia, by assisting in the development of national capacities in oil spill preparedness and response, through government and industry cooperation.

GISEA’s mission focuses on the following:

  • Promote ratification of OPRC and key international conventions on compensation from  marine oil pollution, i.e.CLC, FUND, BUNKER.
  • Assist in the development of oil spill contingency plans at local, national and regional levels
  • Strengthen existing bilateral, sub-regional and regional agreements
  • Encourage good practice in oil spill preparedness and response.

The intent is to enable capacity building through workshops, training, seminars and exercises, in collaboration with national authorities in charge of oil spill response, and in partnership with the IMO and local oil and gas industry.

Map showing the ASEAN Member States Click to view image

The geographical remit of the GISEA Project includes all ten member countries of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). 

At the regional level, GISEA works with the AESAN Maritime Transport Working Group (MTWG), through the IMO-ASEAN Partnership on technical co-operation, and provides a common platform for the ASEAN Member States to address oil pollution preparedness and response. 

During the regional meeting on the ASEAN MoU hosted by Malaysia in December 2014, GISEA was formally presented as the vehicle to assist in the implementation of development, and adoption, of the Regional Oil Spill Contingency Plan (ROSCP).

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