Tripartite working groups were formed in 2007:

  1. Human activities
  2. fishing
  3. High-speed vehicle racing
  4. Marine traffic
  5. Whale watching
  6. Standardizing marine monitoring
  7. Research and monitoring
  8. Marine pollution
  9. Communication and awareness
  10. Databases

The aims of these working groups are to:

  • Examine the situation and study problems and challenges
  • Establish immediate and long-term objectives
  • Explore the general context and the degree of urgency for measure implementation
  • Identify the partners and organizations involved as well as the range of scenarios that may arise
  • Propose concrete measures that meet shared aims and respond to practical management issues for the different scenarios
  • Set out clear recommendations that include a summary of the aims, the forecasted cost, financing, schedule and evaluation criteria