The idea of a European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) originated in the late 1990s along with a number of other important European maritime safety initiatives. EMSA was set up as the regulatory agency that would provide a major source of support to the Commission and the Member States in the field of maritime safety and prevention of pollution from ships. The Agency was established by Regulation (EC) 1406/2002 and subsequent amendments have refined and enlarged its mandate to cover, among other measures, the efficiency of maritime transport.
This Consolidated Annual Activity Report for 2015 provides a detailed account of the actions carried out in accordance with the above framework, including the gradual implementation of the initial 5% staff cut provided for under the Commission Communication mentioned above, notably the earmarking of five posts in the 2015 establishment plan for expected staff cuts in 2016.
Part I reports on the operational achievements of the year. Information is provided per activity, focusing on the added value of each activity with respect to higher level objectives. Budget and staff resources devoted to each activity are indicated, in terms of both “planned” and “actual” inputs, and performance targets and results are provided.
Parts II, III and IV focus on the management of the Agency and the building blocks of assurance.
Annex VII contains the dedicated report on the multi-annual funding of the Agency’s pollution preparedness and response activities.
Click following link to view full report: http://emsa.europa.eu/emsa-documents/latest/download/4180/2746/23.html