Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC)


The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) addresses environmental issues under IMO’s remit. This includes the control and prevention of ship-source pollution covered by the MARPOL treaty, including oil, chemicals carried in bulk, sewage, garbage and emissions from ships, including air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions. Other matters covered include ballast water management, anti-fouling systems, ship recycling, pollution preparedness and response, and identification of special areas and particularly sensitive sea areas.

Completed Meetings

Title Date
MEPC 74th session 17/05/2019
MEPC 73rd session 26/10/2018
MEPC 72nd session 13/04/2018
MEPC 71st session 07/07/2017
MEPC 70th session 28/10/2016
MEPC 69th session 22/04/2016
MEPC 68th session 15/05/2015
MEPC 67th session 17/10/2014
MEPC 66th session 04/04/2014
MEPC 65th session 17/05/2013
MEPC 64th session 05/10/2012
MEPC 63rd session 02/03/2012
MEPC 62nd session 15/07/2011
MEPC 61st Session 01/10/2010
MEPC 60th Session 26/03/2010