This annual report is an account of the work undertaken by EMSA in 2013 to enhance the quality of shipping, strengthen maritime safety and achieve cleaner oceans. It measures the added value of EMSA's activities and services for the EU in general and its principal stakeholders in particular - EU Member States, Iceland, Norway and the Commission.
Regulation (EC) No 1406/2002 is the legal basis of the Agency. Its most recent amendment (Regulation (EU) 100/2013), which entered into force in March 2013, broadened the range of activities undertaken by the Agency. While some activities were planned in order to anticipate these developments, the Work Programme 2013 on which this document reports was adopted in November 2012, before the entry into force of the new regulation.