EMSA
European Maritime Safety Agency

European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), Cais do Sodré, Lisbon, Portugal
Established: 2003
http://www.emsa.europa.eu/
Organisation type: European Union Agency
Geographical scope: Regional
Member countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
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Organisation’s vision:

Organisation’s mission:

To ensure a high, uniform and effective level of maritime safety, maritime security, prevention of, and response to, pollution caused by ships as well as response to marine pollution caused by oil and gas installations.

Organisation’s objectives (if different from the Mission):

EMSA is responsible for technical and scientific assistance to the Commission and the Member States in the proper development and implementation of EU legislation on maritime safety, maritime security, prevention of pollution by ships. It is also responsible for the verification and monitoring of the implementation of EU legislation through visits and inspections, and supports capacity building through training and cooperation and tools such as STCW-IS, EMCIP, THETIS and its modules, RuleCheck and MaKCs. It also manages projects of assistance to the European Neighbourhood Countries: SAFEMED III and TRACECA II.

EMSA provides operational assistance to Member States and the Commission in the field of preparedness and response to at-sea pollution caused by ships and oil and gas installations. In addition, it facilitates technical cooperation between Member States and the Commission in the field of vessel and port reporting and for maritime surveillance at sea. A number of services (e.g. Integrated Maritime Services, SafeSeaNet, CleanSeaNet, Long Range Identification and Tracking) are developed and maintained to offer government-to-government maritime information services; this includes a platform for integrated maritime information services, tailored to user requirements.

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Activities

  • Provision of (ocean) information services