Reporting and Communication

  • John Østergaard
Conference paper


This paper discuss a standardized format for reporting oil and chemical pollution at sea between Contracting Parties to a multilateral or bilateral agreement. The reporting format - The Polrep system - has been developed for use within the Bonn Agreement and has later been adopted for use within the Helsinki Convention and the Copenhagen Agreement. Furthermore the paper gives a description on how the command and communication problems during a joint operation have been solved in the three Nordwest European Regional Agreements. Finally the paper descripes the type of exercises in use within the same Regional Agreements.


Joint Operation Contracting Parti Regional Agreement Exercise Type Lead Country 
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Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Østergaard
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  1. 1.National Agency of Environmental ProtectionCopenhagen KDenmark

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