The overarching objective of the GI Programme is to improve and sustain the capacity of countries to protect their marine and coastal resources at risk from oil pollution, through the full implementation of requirements in the OPRC

The objectives of GISEA are in line with the GI Programme, with a view to strengthen the six elements of preparedness, and response capability, across the region:

Promote and support the ratification and effective implementation of OPRC 90, and in addition, the international conventions on liability and compensation.
Contingency Planning
Promote and support the development of effective national oil spill contingency plans and national response systems.
Support and facilitate the development and implementation of bilateral, subregional and regional agreements relating to oil spill response cooperation; these will be founded on the cooperation and collaboration, and mutual assistance between governments, industry and other relevant entities, both regionally and internationally.
Encourage the establishment of arrangements to provide access to adequate oil spill response resources, commensurate with the level of risk.
Support regular training of relevant stakeholders in oil spill preparedness and response, and inform on new developments in the field.
Support and facilitate the development and implementation of a programme of exercises for relevant stakeholders to enhance and continually improve oil spill response capability.

Strategic Framework, 2018-2020

The activities of GISEA are guided by a three-year strategic framework, to achieve our objectives. Our latest strategic framework spans 2018 to 2020; during this period, the Programme aims to: 

  • Enhance the preparedness and capabilities of countries in ASEAN by continuing to assist in the development (and enhancement) of their national frameworks (contingency plans, training and exercise programs etc.)
  • Enable the effective implementation of the ASEAN Regional Oil Spill Contingency Plan (ROSCP) under the ASEAN MoU, built upon national capabilities of Member States
  • Make the Programme truly sustainable and more effective by increasing current industry membership base
  • Provide an effective communication platform on oil spill preparedness and response in the region through the newly revamped GISEA website
  • Provide leadership in the region through workshops, seminars and training, utilising the best available experts and resources in oil spill preparedness and response; this should encompass current state-of-the-art technologies and international good practice.
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