Seas At Risk vzw

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

9 Fte (10)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Seas At Risk vzw   (SAR)

    EU Transparency Register

    95261732139-73 First registered on 11 Aug 2009

    Goals / Remit

    Seas At Risk aims at the protection and restoration of the marine environment. The scope of Seas At Risk includes, but is not limited to, the North Sea, the Irish Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and the North-East Atlantic Ocean as well as all countries that border on these waters or have a significant impact on their marine environment. SAR works to realise its goals in a number of ways but key amongst these is its role as a technical and political platform for its members, providing them with a means of collective intervention in international political and legal meetings of government where they would not otherwise have access. While Seas At Risk pursues issues at the international level, individual Seas At Risk member organisations help by ensuring that national government delegations to international meetings are properly briefed and aware of the concerns of their national environment movement. By coordinating lobbying at the national level and ensuring that issues get raised at international meetings of government, Seas At Risk maximises the opportunity for governments to make the right decisions on key issues affecting the protection of the seas and oceans. Seas At Risk is also in an excellent position to make sure that civil society, via its national member organisations, is kept informed of developments in these forums.

    Main EU files targeted

    Marine litter: As part of our work on marine litter prevention, we work on the circular economy, all aspects of the European strategy for plastics in a circular economy, and the Port Reception Facilities Directive. Our focus is on preventing marine litter upstream, by reducing the use of plastic, particularly in single-use products.

    Fisheries and Deep Sea Fisheries: Seas At Risk monitors all developments of relevance in the Common Fisheries Policy, in particular the implementation of the latest CFP. We issue briefings on issues of relevance to national fisheries ministers in advance of meetings of the Agrifish Council.

    Aquaculture: SAR follows all developments of relevance and has contributed to the establishment of the Aquaculture Advisory Council.

    EU marine strategy: SAR closely follows the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, including assisting member organisations with their contributions to the national Programmes of Measures (PoMs).

    Blue Growth: SAR monitors developments in deep sea mining, aquaculture and shipping, with regards to the EU’s Blue Growth strategy.

    Shipping: SAR monitors files relating to the environmental impact of shipping, including the MRV Regulation.

    Deep Sea Mining: SAR monitors European and international developments.


    Head Office
    Rue d'Edimbourg, 26
    Brussels B-1050
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 04 Dec 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Marc-Philip Buckhout 07 Nov 2019 25 Aug 2020
    Ms Andrea RIPOL 10 Aug 2019 08 Aug 2020
    Ms Alice Belin 26 Jul 2019 25 Jul 2020
    Ms Frederique MONGODIN 26 Jul 2019 25 Jul 2020
    Mr Marc-Philip Buckhout 07 Nov 2018 07 Nov 2019
    Ms Andrea RIPOL 28 Aug 2018 10 Aug 2019
    Ms Frederique MONGODIN 03 Aug 2018 26 Jul 2019
    Mr Björn STOCKHAUSEN 14 Feb 2018 04 Jul 2018
    Ms Ann Dom 30 Jan 2018 23 Jan 2019
    Ms Natalie HAFDELIN 30 Jan 2018 01 Aug 2018
    Mr Marc-Philip Buckhout 30 Nov 2017 07 Nov 2018
    Ms Emma Priestland 01 Sep 2017 04 Jul 2018
    Mr Björn STOCKHAUSEN 23 Feb 2017 14 Feb 2018
    Ms Alice Belin 11 Oct 2016 08 Oct 2017
    Ms Ann Dom 05 Sep 2016 31 Aug 2017
    Mr Marc-Philip Buckhout 19 Jul 2016 07 Jul 2017
    Mr Björn STOCKHAUSEN 23 Mar 2016 23 Feb 2017
    Ms Emma Priestland 30 Jan 2016 28 Jan 2017
    Mr Edward Davitt 26 Jun 2015 24 Jun 2016
    Mr Björn STOCKHAUSEN 17 Apr 2015 23 Mar 2016
    Monica Verbeek 06 Mar 2015 04 Mar 2016
    Mr John Maggs 28 Feb 2015 26 Feb 2016
    Ms Emma Priestland 11 Feb 2015 30 Jan 2016
    Ms Ann Dom 12 Dec 2014 10 Dec 2015
    Mr Edward Davitt 03 Jun 2014 05 Jun 2015
    Mr Björn STOCKHAUSEN 16 May 2014 17 Apr 2015
    Ms Emma Priestland 08 Feb 2014 07 Feb 2015
    Ms Ann Dom 18 Jul 2013 17 Jul 2014
    Mr Björn STOCKHAUSEN 05 Jun 2013 16 May 2014
    Mr Björn STOCKHAUSEN 23 Aug 2012 17 Jun 2013
    Mr Björn STOCKHAUSEN 21 Aug 2012 22 Aug 2012
    Mrs Vera COELHO 10 Nov 2011 01 Oct 2012
    Mr Björn STOCKHAUSEN 27 Feb 2012 21 Aug 2012

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Ms Monica Verbeek (Executive Director)

    Person with legal responsibility

    Ms Monica Verbeek (Executive Director)

  • Categories


    III - Non-governmental organisations


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    - European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
    - European Seas Environmental Cooperation (ESEC) - informal network
    - Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC)
    - Clean Arctic Alliance (CAA)
    - Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    EU grant income for closed financial year

    400,000 € (Source: European Commission)

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF)#E02869 # #Not a member #C#Air Emissions from Ships#Commission Expert Group on the Implementation of the Bathing Water Directive (2006/7/EC)#E02936 # #Observer #C#Commission Expert Group on Strategic Coordination for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2008/56/EC)#E02550 # #Observer #C#Working group on Data Information and Knowledge Exchange (WG DIKE)#Technical Subgroup on Technical Group on seabed habitats and sea-floor integrity (TG Seabed)#Technical subgroup on Underwater Noise (TG Noise)#Working group Programme of Measures, Economic and Social Analysis (WG POMESA)#Working group on Good Environmental Status (WG GES)#High level steering group of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials #E03391 # #Member #C#EIP Sherpa group

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup (SEARICA)

    Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

    Communication activities

    Seas At Risk hosts workshops for its members and/or other NGOs and policy makers on matters of EU interest throughout the year.

    Seas At Risk issues 6 newsletters a year with updates on its activities and EU policy developments.

    Seas At Risk produces information leaflets on EU policy areas periodically.

    Other activities

    The mainstays of Seas At Risk's work in recent years have been the regulation of shipping and fisheries and the reduction and avoidance of marine litter. The protection of marine species and habitats has also been important, and focuses on cross-sectoral EU level initiatives: the EU Marine Strategy and the EU’s Integrated Maritime Policy. Work on climate change and the marine environment, including the role to be played by the shipping and fishing industries in climate change mitigation, started in 2008. Work on marine litter and its impacts on the marine environment started in 2009.

  • Meetings


    23 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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