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OSPAR Information Policy and Licencing

The OSPAR Rules of Procedure state:

OSPAR is committed to making as much information as possible publicly available, consistent with achieving other similarly important goals of public policy. The framework for this is set out in Article 9 of the OSPAR Convention.

Following this, information presented in the OSPAR Assessment Portal are licensed according to Creative Commons BY 4.0:

  • Share - copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format for any purpose, even commercially.;
  • Adapt - remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution - You must give appropriate credit , provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made . You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • No additional restrictions - You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Example attribution: [Page Title], OSPAR Commission, OSPAR Assessment Portal[add direct link to content page]), licenced under

(Note: Some OSPAR assessments presented via OAP have agreed citations. Check the corresponding 'Assessment Metadata', provided a the bottom of some assessment pages, for this information).


OSPAR Data Policy and Licencing

 The OSPAR Data Policy and corresponding licencing is outlined on the OSPAR Data and Information Management System (ODIMS) site: