Affiliated Bodies and Programmes


IMO works with many partner organizations. Please visit the Department for Partnerships and Projects page for information on current projects. Below are some of the different entities IMO is involved with:


    The Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) was established in 1967 by a number of United Nations Agencies. GESAMP deals with all scientific aspects on the prevention, reduction and control of the degradation of the marine environment to sustain life support systems, resources and amenities.

  • Global Partnership on Plastic Pollution and Marine Litter

    A multi-stakeholder partnership which brings together all the actors working on marine litter and plastic pollution prevention and reduction.

  • REMPEITC-Caribe

    The Regional Marine Pollution Emergency, Information and Training Center for the Wider Caribbean Region (REMPEITC-Caribe) is an International Maritime Organization (IMO) office which assists the countries in the region in preventing, preparing for and responding to major pollution incidents.


    The Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC).


    The Regional Programme for Marine Pollution Prevention and Management in the East Asian Seas region.