The GISEA Project aspires and envisions to be 'A trusted and visible partner to ASEAN Member States in oil spill preparedness and response, jointly steered by governments and Industry'

The mission of GISEA 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 1990 and key international conventions on compensation from  marine oil pollution, i.e., CLC 1992, FUND 1992, BUNKERS 2001 (and LLMC);
  • Assist in the development of oil pollution 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 pollution response, and in partnership with IMO and the local oil and gas industry.

Map showing the ASEAN Member States Click to view image

The geographical remit of the GISEA Project includes all 10 member countries of ASEAN.

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 development, adoption, and implementation of the Regional Oil Spill Contingency Plan (ROSCP).

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