Bonn Agreement Aerial Operations Handbook

Monitoring their areas of jurisdiction for maritime pollution, maritime airspace pollution, including the coordination of aerial and satellite surveillance; (3) Recognising the 50 years of fruitful cooperation within the Bonn Agreement and recognising the shared utility of a renewed revival of regional cooperation for the prevention, preparedness and response to accidental and illegal marine pollution caused by maritime activities in the Great North Sea and its approaches, the 2019 Ministerial Declaration aims to promote a common vision of a great North Sea and its approaches , without being fortuitous, preventable and intentional pollution due to shipping, offshore oil and gas activities and other maritime activities. Despite the general decrease in the number of accidental oil spills in European waters, serious accidental oil spills (i.e. more than 20,000 tonnes) continue to appear at irregular intervals. Although land releases are the largest source of oil that enters the ocean each year, accidental oil spills remain a major source of pollution, accounting for about 10-15% of the oil that enters the ocean each year worldwide. For this reason, the Ministerial Declaration aims to present a common vision of a great North Sea and its approaches without accidental, preventable and intentional pollution from navigation, offshore oil and gas activities and other maritime activities. 7. We reaffirm our determination to continue national flight programs and joint operations such as enhanced coordinated pollution control measures (CEPCOS) and welcome the satellite imaging service provided by AESM via CleanSeaNet to contribute to better pollution preparedness and prevention. MARPOL establishes rules for the prevention of accidental pollution and pollution caused by routine work, which are included in six technical annexes. The Bonn agreement is the oldest regional agreement reached by governments to deal with pollution. The agreement is the mechanism with which the North Sea States and the European Union cooperate to mutually support the fight against pollution caused by maritime disasters and chronic pollution caused by ships and offshore installations in the North Sea region.