Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP)

GESAMP is a leading United Nations scientific advisory body on marine pollution and marine environmental protection. It reports annually on these matters to the UN General Assembly. It has been producing significant reports for almost forty years on marine pollution and the protection and management of marine living resources and ecosystems, especially where multidisciplinary advice proves beneficial to its sponsoring UN agengies. The reports are published by the sponsoring UN agencies. GESAMP’s sponsoring agencies have published 77 GESAMP reports to date (circa 2009). GESAMP was our first case study and we have completed several works to date.