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An annual evaluate of actions by way of governmental and non-governmental organisations touching on treatments for worldwide toxins, including clinical and technical reviews containing surveys of toxins within the maritime atmosphere.

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The chemical industry was urged to provide information necessary for evaluating the hazard of its substances as soon as possible; the proposed interpretation of the provisional assessment of liquid substances, including a calculation method for assigning pollution categories and ship types for mixtures was approved and will be issued as an MEPC Circular; proposed interpretation of Annex II in respect of incinerator ships, together with their explanatory notes, were adopted and will be brought to attention at the next Consultative Meeting of the London Dumping Convention; provisional assessments for substances known to be carried out on offshore supply vessels were approved.

7 INTERGOVERNMENTAL OCEANOGRAPHIC COMMISSION (IOC) OF UNESCO The IOC is the main body of UNESCO concerned with marine pollution. At the 23rd session of MEPC, the IOC representative introduced a note on "Methodologies for sampling and analysis of petroleum hyrdocarbons and combustion products in the marine environment and on observed levels of contamination in some regions". This study summarises the state of development of methodologies for sampling and analysis of petroleum hydrocarbons in different compartments of the marine environment based on extensive testing, comparison and calibration exercises.

These topics include marine and ocean sciences, marine technology and training, living resources, non-living resources, maritime transport, communications, management and protection of the marine environment. The Meeting of the final phase of the First Conference on Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation in Marine Affairs in the Indian Ocean (IOMAC-I) on 20 January 1987 was attended by 38 states and 21 agencies. 29 The Meeting constituted three main Working Groups to provide: a framework of cooperation; programmes of cooperation; specific cooperation activities.

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