Home » Our Work » Technical Cooperation » Technical Cooperation Activities » Launch of a Global Initiative for South East Asia (GI-SEA)

The Launch of a Global Initiative for South East Asia (GI-SEA)

Jakarta, Indonesia, 20 and 21 March 2013

April 5, 2013

​Left to right: Dr Jose Matheickal, Marine Environment division, IMO; Captain Yan Risuandi, Director for Marine Safety and Acting Director for Sea and Coastguard of the Directorate General of Sea Transportation, Ministry of Transport, Indonesia; Mr Brian Sullivan, Executive Director, IPIECA.

​IMO and IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, have jointly launched a new Global Initiative (GI) programme aimed at improving the oil spill preparedness and response capabilities in south east Asia, at a regional workshop that took place from 20 to 21 March 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia.  The workshop and launch event was attended by more than 70 high-level representatives from Government and the maritime, oil and gas industry from countries across the south east Asia region.


IMO's press brief on GI-SEA is here.