Protecting the marine environment is a vital yet complex issue that concerns many different agencies and bodies within the United Nations system.
When developing policies or implementing strategies, the UN system needs to base its work on a solid scientific foundation.
GESAMP is a group of independent scientific experts that provides advice to the UN system on scientific aspects of marine environmental protection.
GESAMP can assess and review scientific studies, looking at individual pieces of research or providing an overview based on a broad assessment of the research available on a given topic.
GESAMP produces a number of reports and documents annually, both for general diffusion and for internal GESAMP use within the Executive Committee, GESAMP Members, Working Group members and its Pool of Experts.