G20 Global Marine Environment Protection (GMEP) Initiative

On Sharing Best Practices to Protect the Marine Environment, to Prevent Accidents related to Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and Development, as well as Marine Transportation, and to Deal with Their Consequences

Mission of the GMEP Initiative

Offshore oil and gas exploration and development and marine transportation have been undertaken in the waters around the G20 members since the early 1900s. The experience gained from these activities - covering a full range of marine conditions - has led to the development of a wealth of practical experience in health, safety and environment regulation, operational practice and working culture. The G20 members hope that by gathering their individual experience into one easily accessible place they will assist each other as well as others in sharing best practices.

Best Practice Areas

  • Accident Prevention

    Included here are descriptions of frameworks, regulations, guidelines and practices that the different...

  • Environmental Protection

    Covering best practice approaches to deeper understanding of the impact of...

  • Oil Spill Response

    Material covering the regulatory, operational and enviromental context of managing a marine...

  • Human Factors

    Best practices relating to human behaviours, culture and training and their criticality to protecting...

  • Marine Transportation

    Material relating to best practices in the marine transportation of oil and gas...

Meetings and Events


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