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Published on: Tue, 28/06/2011 - 11:58
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    Political leadership and administrative structure

    responsible minister

    lead ministry

    member of high level contact group

    Mr. Joop Atsma

     

    State Secretary for Infrastructure and the Environment

    Co-ordinating minister for North Sea Affairs

     

     

    Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment

    PO Box 20901
    2500 EX Den Haag

    Tel: + 31.70 351 61 71

    http://english.verkeerenwaterstaat.nl/english/

    Inter-ministerial Board for North Sea Affairs (IDON) http://www.noordzeeloket.nl

     

    IDON Members:

    Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, DG Water (chair);

    Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, DG Civil Aviation and Maritime affairs;

    Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, DG of Public Works and Water Management, department North Sea;

    Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation , DG Fisheries and Nature;

    Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation , DG Energy;

    Ministry of Defence;

    Coastguard;

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

     

     

    IDON Secretary:

    mr. Lodewijk Abspoel

    DG Water
    PO Box 20906

    2500 EX Den Haag

    Tel. +31.70 - 456 7115

    lodewijk.abspoel @minvenw.nl

     

    Mr Kees Polderman

     

    Assistant Director International Maritime Affairs

     

    Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management

     

    P.O. Box 20904

    NL-2500 EX The Hague

    Netherlands

    Tel: +31 70 456 15 68

    kees.polderman@minvenw.nl

     

     

    Links between government levels

    role of regions

    regions involved in IMP

    The Dutch coastal Provinces (from South to North: Zeeland, South Holland, North Holland, Friesland, Groningen) have representation in Brussels. They responded separately (but collectively) to the Green Paper.

    Contribution to EU Green Paper (Contribution nr 235) http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/contributions_post/235.html 

    Zeeland 

    http://www.zeeland.nl/

     

    South Holland

    http://www.zuid-holland.nl/index

     

    North Holland

    http://www.noord-holland.nl/thema/concern/english/index.asp

     

    Friesland  http://www.friesland.nl/infotype/links/view.asp?objectID=125&t=2

     

    Groningen

    http://www.provinciegroningen.nl/

     

    Role of coastal Provinces:

    The coastal Provinces are responsible for the regional implementation of national policies on water management. The Provinces have a role in flood protection and coastal environment, but have only limited jurisdiction and responsibilities for water management issues on the North Sea.

     



    Stakeholder dialogue

    structured dialogue

    communication tools

    regular events

    Consultative Body for Water Management and North Sea Affairs

    http://www.overlegvenw.nl/

     

    Portal website on North Sea affairs http://www.noordzeeloket.nl/index.asp

     

    Bi- annual IDON Stakeholders Conference

    National Seaport Board

    www.havenraad.nl

    Periodical Newsletter on North Sea affairs

    Annual meeting of policy stakeholders and marine science representatives

    http://www.noordzeedagen.nl

    Wadden Sea Council

    http://www.raadvoordewadden.nl/index.php?id=1&L=1

    The Ministry keeps a list of organizations involved in maritime issues.

    Council for Environment and Infrastructure

    http://www.rli.nl/

     

     

    Vision

    vision documents

     

     

    Overview of policy documents

    http://www.noordzeeloket.nl/overig/bibliotheek.asp

     

    Future strategic vision: Policy Note on the North Sea
    http://www.rijksoverheid.nl/documenten-en-publicaties/publicaties-pb51/beleidsnota-noordzee-2009-2015-engels.html  

     

     

    National Waterplan

    http://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/water-en-veiligheid/documenten-e...

     

    Integrated Management Plan for the North Sea 2015

    http://www.noordzeeloket.nl/Images/IBN2015%20managementsamenvatting%20(engels)_tcm14-2236.pdf

     

    Response to EU Green paper; contribution nr 263

    http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/contributions_post/263.html

     

    Maritime Policy High Level Focal Points meeting: see presentation on North Sea Policy and Management

    http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/focal-points-meeting_en.html)

     

    OSPAR: The work under the OSPAR Convention is guided by the Ministerial Declarations and Statements made at the adoption of the Convention and at the Ministerial Meetings of the OSPAR Commission. The work under OSPAR applies the ecosystem approach to the management of human activities

     

     

     

     

    Knowledge and scientific advice

    advisory committees

    science networks

    National Oceanographic Data Committee (NODC) http://www.nodc.nl/

    List of Dutch knowledge institutes

    http://www.noordzeeloket.nl/overzicht/beheer_organisaties/Onderzoek/

     

    Programme Board National programme sea and coastal research

    http://www.nwo.nl/zeeonderzoek

     

    Netherlands Centre for Coastal Research

    http://nck-web.org

    North Sea Atlas

    http://www.noordzeeatlas.nl/nl/index.html

     

     

    Maritime clusters

    cluster organisation

    participants/associates

    Dutch Maritime Network
    P.O. box 30145, 3001 DC Rotterdam
    Phone: +31.10 205 2720
    Email: info@dutch-maritime-network.nl

    http://www.dutch-maritime-network.nl/english

    Shipping (maritime, inland, naval, recreational)

    Shipbuilding

    Maritime suppliers

    Dredging, engineering

    Offshore exploration/production

    Seaports

    Fisheries

    Maritime services

     

     

     

     

    Maritime spatial planning

    responsible ministry

    summary of system for planning

    licenses

    Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment(in cooperation with other involved ministries)

     

     

    Planning 2015

    http://www.noordzeeloket.nl/Images/IBN2015%20managementsamenvatting%20(engels)_tcm14-2236.pdf

     

    Presentation of planning system

    http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/focal-points-meeting_en.html

     

    A new -more detailed- spatial planning vision has been developed as part of the National Waterplan. This   Policy Note on the North Sea came into effect in January 2011

     http://www.rijksoverheid.nl/documenten-en-publicaties/publicaties-pb51/b...

    The Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment provides most permits.

     

    Other ministries may provide specific licenses, e.g. the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation for offshore exploration and exploitation of oil and gas.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Offshore governance

     

    policy ministry

    management

    operations

    surveillance systems

    Customs

    Finance

    http://www.minfin.nl/english

     

    Customs Administration

    http://www.douane.nl/english/

    Coastguard

    http://www.kustwacht.nl/en/general.html

     

    Border control

    Justice

    http://english.justitie.nl/

     

    Public Prosecutor + Royal Military Constabulary

    http://www.marechaussee.nl/

    Coastguard

    http://www.kustwacht.nl/en/general.html

     

    Pollution response

     Infrastructure and the Environment

    http://english.verkeerenwaterstaat.nl/english/

    North Sea department

    http://www.noordzeeloket.nl/

    Coastguard

    http://www.kustwacht.nl/en/general.html

     

    Fisheries control

    Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

    http://www.minlnv.nl/portal/page?_pageid=116,1640354&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

    Fisheries Directorate + Fisheries Inspectorate

    http://www.aid.nl/

    Coastguard

    http://www.kustwacht.nl/en/general.html

    VMS

    Maritime safety

    Infrastructure and the Environment http://english.verkeerenwaterstaat.nl/english/

    North Sea department  + Regional Authorities + Shipping Inspectorate

    http://www.noordzeeloket.nl/

    Coastguard + Regional Authorities + Shipping Inspectorate

    http://www.kustwacht.nl/en/general.html http://www.ivw.nl/english/topics/

    AIS network

    SafeSeaNet

    Maritime security

    Infrastructure and the Environment http://english.verkeerenwaterstaat.nl/english/

    Shipping Inspectorate + Port Authorities

    http://www.ivw.nl/

     

    Coastguard + Regional Authorities + Shipping Inspectorate

    http://www.kustwacht.nl/en/general.html http://www.ivw.nl/english/topics/

    AIS network

    SafeSeaNet

    Vessel traffic manage-ment

    Infrastructure and the Environment http://english.verkeerenwaterstaat.nl/english/

    North Sea department + Regional Authorities

    http://www.noordzeeloket.nl/

    Coastguard + Regional Authorities

    http://www.kustwacht.nl/en/general.html

    AIS network

    SafeSeaNet

    Accident and disaster response

    Infrastructure and the Environment http://english.verkeerenwaterstaat.nl/english/

    North Sea department

    http://www.noordzeeloket.nl/

    Coastguard

    http://www.kustwacht.nl/en/general.html

     

    Search and rescue

    Infrastructure and the Environment http://english.verkeerenwaterstaat.nl/english/

    North Sea department

    http://www.noordzeeloket.nl/

     

    Coastguard + Royal Netherlands Lifeboat Institution

    http://www.kustwacht.nl/en/general.html  http://www.knrm.nl 

    AIS network

    GMDSS infrastructure

    Law enforce-ment

    Justice

    http://english.justitie.nl/

    Public Prosecutor + enforcement services + National Police Service Agency

    http://www.om.nl/vast_menu_blok/english/

    http://www.politie.nl/KLPD/

    Coastguard + National Police Service Agency

    http://www.kustwacht.nl/en/general.html http://www.politie.nl/KLPD/

     

     

     

    ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONS

    POLCY

    Policy cooperation and integration through the Coordinating Minister for North Sea Affairs (= Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment) and the Inter-ministerial Board for North Sea affairs.

    Integrated North Sea policy has been established in the National Water Plan 2015 and underlying policy papers.

     

    A number of Ministries is directly or indirectly involved in policy with regard to government functions and responsibilities to the oceans and/or seas. In particular:

    • Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment: Water quality, coastal protection and dike reinforcement, shipping traffic and transport, spatial planning, permitting and licensing, monitoringgeneral policies on environment;
    • Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation: Exploitation of oil and gas, wind-farming, general policies or industrial activities and tourism, fisheries, development of nature and landscape, recreation;
    • Ministry of Security and Justice: General policies on enforcement, immigration and border control;
    • Ministry of Defence: Military uses and exercises;
    • Ministry of Home Affairs: General policies on governmental administration and management;
    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs: General foreign affairs policies, international law of the sea issues;
    • Ministry of Education, Culture and Science: General policies on science, scientific research and cultural heritage;
    • Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment: General policies on social welfare and employment, occupational safety and occupational health;
    • Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport: General policies on public health.

     

    MANAGE-MENT

    Management cooperation and integration through the North Sea Management Network coordinated by the North Sea department of the ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management.

     

    Integrated management framework established in the Integrated North Sea Management Plan (2015) and underlying operational programmes. A revised management plan will be published end 2011.

     

     

    OPERATIONAL

    Operational cooperation and integration through the Netherlands Coastguard, under the operational coordination and command of the Royal Netherlands Navy.

     

    Integrated operational framework established in annual Coastguard plans and programmes.

    http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/pdf/maritime_policy_action/offshore-activities-cross-border-cooperation_en.pdf

     

     

    The Netherlands’ Coastguard is an independent organisation with own tasks, responsibilities and competences. It carries out 14 different operational North Sea tasks for 7 ministries. http://www.kustwacht.nl/en/general.html

    The NL Coastguard Centre acts as JRCC, MAS and North Sea Coordination

    and Information Centre.

     

    CROSS-BORDER

    Cross-border cooperation is focused on emergency towing (agreement with Germany), pollution response (under the Bonn Agreement), shipping inspection/PSC (Paris MOU), vessel traffic management (agreements with Belgium and Germany), immigration/police activities (Schengen Agreement, Benelux Treaty, Treaty with Belgium, ministerial agreement with Germany, participation in the European Police Chiefs Task Force), fisheries control and management (North Sea Regional Advisory, operation ‘Shark’ with UK, etc.).

    Cross-border cooperation on North Sea policy, management and implementation will be further developed and enhanced in a wide range of activities, with a primary focus on the southern part of the North Sea.

     

     

    Disclaimer: This fact sheet was provided by (country) for information purposes. The Commission does not take responsibility for the content.
    Latest update: 07.06.2011

    For more information on the EU Integrated Maritime Policy, see www.ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs