Kingston, Jamaica

September 21 – 22, 2016

This workshop, the first of its kind, constituted a pilot course to introduce the theory and practices of Risk Assessment (RA) and Port Biological Baseline Surveys (PBB), as integrated management approaches tied to the BWM Convention and GloBallast Monograph Series publications numbers 21 and 22.

The feedback collected during the training supports the further development and finalization of an integrated training package covering RA and PBBS as requested by the Lead Partnering Countries (LPCs) of the GloBallast Project during its 4th Global Project Task Force (GPTF) meeting that was held in Brazil in 2014.

This seminar was organized by GloBallast and the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, it was supported by the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Information and Training Centre for the wider Caribbean (RAC/REMPEITC-Carib) and the Permanent Commission for the South Pacific (CPPS), and it was funded by the GEFUNDP-IMO GloBallast Partnerships Project.

The workshop discussed the practice and theory of RA and PBBS as inter-related management approaches. It was structured as a pilot training program, which aimed to also provide case studies and examples from GloBallast activities around the world.

In addition, the role of the national authorities was highlighted, with an emphasis on cooperation between sectors. The two-day workshop provided an effective platform for participants to exchange views and information on the topics.

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