REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Mid-term evaluation of Regulation (EU) No 911/2014 on multiannual funding for the action of the European Maritime Safety Agency in the field of response to marine pollution caused by ships and oil and gas installations
1. The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) is an agency of the European Union. Established in 2002 by Regulation (EC) 1406/2002, its tasks are to ensure a high, uniform and effective level of maritime safety, maritime security and the prevention and response of pollution by ships as well as response to pollution caused by oil and gas installations; to provide the European Commission and Member States with technical and scientific assistance; and to monitor the implementation of Union legislation and to evaluate its effectiveness. Regulation (EU) No 911/2014 was introduced to provide the legal and financial certainty and framework upon which EMSA could engage in long term contracts with industry to ensure its pollution response capabilities.
2. The Commission's report details the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 911/2014 and the results of the mid-term evaluation of EMSA measures to respond to marine pollution caused by ships and oil and gas installations, as required by Article 7 of the Regulation.
3. The report is presented alongside a two part working document. The first part offers a detailed background to Regulation (EU) No 911/2014 and the multiannual financial framework, EMSA’s oil pollution response activities and the findings of the mid-term evaluation. The second part of the working document contains the appendices with further details on data collected and methodologies employed.