European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)
The Agency is acting by:
- providing technical, operational and scientific assistance to the European Commission in the fields of maritime safety, maritime security, prevention and response to pollution caused by ships as well as response to pollution caused by oil and gas installations.
- assisting in the process of updating and developing new legislation, monitoring its implementation and evaluating the effectiveness of the measures in place. The Agency also assists EU neighbouring countries to extend know-how and capabilities.
- upon request, assisting Member States affected by maritime pollution caused by ships and oil and gas installations, providing anti-pollution tools (specialised ships and equipment) and satellite images to detect pollution (CleanSeaNet).