GESAMP is managed through an Executive Committee consisting of a Technical Secretary (representative) of each Sponsoring Organization, the Chair and the Vice-Chair.
The Executive Committee is chaired by an Administrative Secretary, currently the Director of the Marine Environment Division (IMO), the Organization which hosts the GESAMP Office. The GESAMP Office is responsible for the administration and management on behalf of all the Sponsoring Organizations. The Administrative Secretary leads the work of the GESAMP Office and represents the Sponsoring Organizations as needed.
The primary functions of the Executive Committee are to plan and approve the GESAMP budget and work plan, select members of GESAMP from the Pool of Experts, propose provisional agendas for GESAMP sessions, and adopt terms of reference for its Working Groups.
For more information on the activities of the Sponsoring Organizations over the last year please click here.