Financial Support

Presently, the Assessment of Assessments process has an estimated budget of 1.710 million $, so far voluntary contributions have been received from the following Member States and institutions:

  • Flemish Belgium (Goverment of Flanders)
  • Canada
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Republic of Korea
  • Iceland
  • United States of America
  • United Kingdom
  • Sweden (through GESAMP)
  • European Environmental Agency

    IOC and UNEP, acting as the AoA Secretariat, are providing in kind and financial support.

The process has also been strengthened through the, in-kind support provided by the following organizations:

  • Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations
    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  • Regional Seas Secretariats
  • United Nations Division of Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea (UN/DOALOS)
  • United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
  • UN Oceans Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP)
  • World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
  • World meteorological Organization (WMO)

The execution of the Assessment of Assessments-including the activities of the Ad Hoc Steering Group and the group of experts -shall be financed through VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS and other resources available to participating organizations and bodies. WE KINDLY INVITE MEMBER STATES IN A POSITION TO DO SO, TO MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS.

IOC/UNESCO and UNEP have established dedicated Trust Funds for this purpose.