Guidelines adopted under the auspices of the London Convention 1972
Since 1997, the Consultative Meetings of the London Convention and its Protocol, adopted twelve guidance documents, as follows:
<> one to assist in the application of the concept under the London Convention 1972;
<> one on the assessment of wastes or other matter that may be considered for dumping (the “Generic Guidelines”;
<> eight comprehensive "Specific Guidelines’’ for all wastes excepted from an overall prohibition on dumping;
<> one on the sampling and analysis of dredged material intended for disposal at sea; and
<> one on the national implementation of the London Protocol.
It should be noted that the Guidelines for the sampling and analysis of dredged material intended for disposal at sea, was published by IMO as a separate publication in 2005 (Sales number: I537E, in English only). It is now available in French (I537F) and Spanish (I537S).
The present publication provides the reader with a compilation of the eleven remaining guidance documents.
- International Maritime Organization