The Executive Committee of the NSC meets at least three times every year. Usually there is a meeting in February, another around the time of the NSC annual General Assembly in June and the last meeting takes place some time in October.
The Executive Committee has the overall responsibility for the work carried out in the North Sea Commission, and in the Thematic Groups under the NSC. To ensure close cooperation and an adequate level of information between the Executive Committee and the Thematic Groups a member of the Executive Committee has been appointed as chairman for each of the Thematic Groups. This has given more political impetus to the work of the groups.
The Executive Committee outlines the goals and strategies of the NSC both internally and in relation to other relevant actors in the North Sea area, such as the Interministerial Conference on the North Sea, the national authorities, the EU (both the Commission and the Parliament) and to the CPMR (Conference of Peripheral and Maritime Regions of Europe).
|President Ole B. Sørensen|
|Vice-President John Lamb|
|Vice-President Tom-Christer Nilsen|