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Profile of registrant

Seas At Risk vzw

Identification number in the register: 95261732139-73
Registration date: 11/08/09 10:25:20

The information on this organisation was last modified on 15/07/14 09:32:48
The date of the last annual update was 15/07/14 09:32:48

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Seas At Risk vzw
Acronym: SAR
Legal status: vereniging zonder winstoogmerk (vzw) under Belgian law
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Monica Verbeek
Position: Executive Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Monica Verbeek
Position: Executive Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 26 Rue d'Edimbourg 
Brussels B-1050
Telephone number: (+32) 2 893 09 65
Fax number: (+32) 2 893 09 66
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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.

Historically, SAR has focused more specifically on the waters of the North East Atlantic including the North and Irish Seas.

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.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 7
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Emma Priestland 08/02/14 06/02/15
Edward Davitt 03/06/14 28/05/15
Björn Stockhausen 16/05/14 14/05/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

The two mainstays of Seas At Risk's work in recent years have been the regulation of shipping and fisheries. 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.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 22
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Natuurpunt (2,000 members)
  • Sea First Foundation (1 members)
  • Danmarks Naturfredningsforening (135,000 members)
  • Levende Hav (500 members)
  • Surfrider Foundation Europe (9,200 members)
  • BUND (480,000 members)
  • Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment (1,000 members)
  • Legambiente (1 members)
  • Waddenvereniging (45,000 members)
  • Stichting De Noordzee (1 members)
  • Norges Naturvernforbund (1 members)
  • Liga para a Protecção da Natureza (1 members)
  • GEOTA (2,500 members)
  • Svenska Naturskyddsföreningen (190,000 members)
  • Marine Conservation Society (1 members)
  • EEB (145 members)
  • France Nature Environment (3,000 members)
  • Mediterranean SOS Network (120 members)
  • Archipelago (1 members)
  • Project Aware (1 members)
  • ENT Foundation (1 members)
  • Environmental Investigation Agency (1 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

- European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
- European Seas Environmental Cooperation (ESEC) - informal network
- Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC)
- OCEAN2012
- Shark Alliance

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 444,218
of which public financing: 90,010
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 90,010
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 354,208
- donations:
- contributions from members: 15,936
Foundations : 338,272
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 250000  € - 300000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.