Marine Pollution Emergency Response Support System for the high seas
A Supporting Service is a National Meteorological or Oceanographic Service which has accepted responsibility to provide on request, either directly or to the AMOC, meteorological (basic or enhanced) support for parts of, or an entire, designated MPI area.
Depending on the location of the incident, Supporting Services may be requested by the emergency authority to provide the meteorological and/or oceanographic support directly to that authority. In such cases, the AMOC should be so advised by the Supporting Service.
A Supporting Service should advise the AMOC of the facilities it has available to fulfill its role.
(Last Updated: 09-08-2007)