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Enabling effective implementation through training and exercises GISEA supports, and facilitates, regular training and exercises of key stakeholders in oil spill preparedness and response, to promote internationally recognised good practice and enable continual improvements. http://www.gisea.org/#activities Learn about the work of GISEA 1
Bridging regional cooperation through full implementation of OPRC GISEA supports the integration of the mechanism for regional cooperation on oil spill preparedness and response into national and sub-regional arrangements, aligned to the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation (OPRC). http://www.gisea.org/#regional-information Learn about oil spill preparedness and response in Southeast Asia 1
Building capacity through Government-Industry partnership GISEA strengthens the regional oil spill preparedness and response capability in Southeast Asia by assisting in the development of national capacities, through government and industry cooperation. http://www.gisea.org/#about-gisea Learn about the Global Initiative and GISEA 1
Enabling effective implementation through training and exercises
GISEA supports, and facilitates, regular training and exercises of key stakeholders in oil spill preparedness and response, to promote internationally recognised good practice and enable continual improvements.
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 to advance environmental and social performance, 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 1990, the conventions relating to liability and compensation - namely, the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, CLC 1992, and International Fund for Compensation of Oil Pollution Damage, FUND 1992 -, 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
Please click on the latest articles to read what GISEA has been up to.  Articles on activities from past years can be found in the archive.

Regional Information
Geographically, Southeast 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 ratified by ASEAN Member States is shown in the table below:

ASEAN Member StateOPRC 1990
CLC 1992
FUND 1992
BUNKERS 2001 
LLMC 1996
Brunei DarussalamNoYes
YesNoNo
CambodiaNoYesYesNoNo
IndonesiaNoYesNoYesNo
Lao PDRNoNoNoNoNo
MalaysiaYesYesYesYesYes
MyanmarYesYesNoYesNo
PhilippinesYesYesYesNoNo
SingaporeYesYesYesYesYes
ThailandYesYesYesNoNo
Viet NamNoYesNoYesNo
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 varied 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, the IMO and relevant organisations are shared on this page.

Archived news articles can be filtered by year of publication/ release. 
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
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IMO-IPIECA GISEA

Email: gisea.manager@ipieca.org

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