In its first year, the Safer End of Engineered Life Mission is focusing on the safer decommissioning of offshore structures and ships.

Global workshop: 8 and 9 July 2019

An international workshop acted as the starting point of this activity, convening stakeholders from a broad range of disciplines and sectors to work together to identify fundamental safety challenges in the area and impactful ways to address them. 58 participants attended from 21 countries.

Workshop report: Safer decommissioning of offshore structures and ships (2.20 MB)



To achieve safety though raising standards, improving consistency and spreading the implementation of best practices in the global handling of the decommissioning of offshore systems, including ships.



  1. Map out the critical safety issues and stakeholders in decommissioning of offshore structures, including ships
  2. Identify ways to address the critical safety issues where they are most prevalent and/or present the biggest threat to safety of life, property and environment
  3. Facilitate new international, interdisciplinary and inter-sector collaborations that address these safety challenges through transfer, adaptation and generation of knowledge and contextually appropriate best practices
  4. Build an active global community of leaders and stakeholders who have lasting and impactful collaborations that are cross-disciplinary and driven to solve challenges and improve safety in the decommissioning of offshore structures and ships

A funding call for workshop participants and their wider networks for projects that address the workshop's objectives and create impact in this area has now closed. Successful projects will be announced April - May 2020.