ATRAC and REMPEC signed MoU

Jun 13, 2019

The Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) hosted its Thirteenth Meeting of the Focal Points, from 11 to 13 June 2019 in Malta. One of the topics of the meeting was to discuss the cooperation between REMPEC and ATRAC in the scope of the Mediterranean Assistance Unit (MAU). The primary objective of the MAU is to rapidly provide the services of selected experts to a Contracting Party which, in case of emergency, will request such assistance.

During the meeting, REMPEC and ATRAC signed the Memorandum of Understanding appointing ATRAC as a member of the MAU, thus joining the current MAU members: CEDRE, FEDERCHIMICA, ISPRA, Sea Alarm and MONGOOS.

The main objectives of the Memorandum in case of the activation of the MAU by REMPEC in case of a marine pollution emergency is to:

  1. provide remote technical advice of expert personnel without mobilization if so required; and/or
  2. facilitate the onsite mobilization of the expert personnel of ATRAC.

Besides including ATRAC in the MAU, this Memorandum aims at ensuring coordination of the work and activities of REMPEC and ATRAC in respect of all matters of common interest.