08 August 2017 | C17033
EMSA has launched THETIS MRV to be used by all relevant parties foreseen by the EU MRV Regulation to fulfil their monitoring and reporting obligations in a centralized and harmonised way.
Ship Owners/ Managers/ Operators | Flag Administrations | Verifiers/ Validators
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has developed a new module in THETIS, namely THETIS-MRV, enabling MRV Companies responsible for the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from marine transport (known as EU MRV Regulation) to report their CO2 emissions.
Companies with ships greater than 5,000 GT that foresee from 01/01/2018 to undertake one or more commercial voyages into, out of or between EU ports, irrespective of flag State, must comply with EU MRV Regulation and therefore, create an account in THETIS-MRV.
THETIS-MRV includes a mandatory and voluntary modules. Through the mandatory module, companies will generate Emission Reports which will be submitted to their accredit Verifier for verification. In addition, through the mandatory module, the Verifiers will issue a Document of Compliance (DoC). On the other hand, through the voluntary module, companies may draft their monitoring plans and the system will make them available to accredit Verifiers for assessment. The system allows to share Emissions Reports and the issued DoC with the European Commission and relevant flag State of the ship.
The system can be accessed through: https://mrv.emsa.europa.eu
In addition, EMSA has released video tutorials that explain the use of the system and how to perform all relevant tasks. The videos associated with creating an account as a company can be found here. We encourage companies to go through all videos before creating an account.
Steps to be taken by companies for creating an account
Each company must undertake the following steps to create an account in THETIS MRV:
Step 1: Apply for a registration as a company user – Video guideline here
Step 2: Enter MRV company details – Video guideline here
Step 3: If necessary, add additional users under the same company account –Video guideline here
Step 4: Define email notification as deemed appropriate – Video guideline here
Step 5: Request a partnership with a Verifier – Video guideline here
Step 6: Wait that the Verifier accepts the request for partnership – The Verifier will accept your invitation based on agreement, already in place.
Step 7: Add ship under the scope of the regulation and update missing mandatory particulars – Video guideline here
Less than one month for the first deadline
The first deadline for the assessment of monitoring plan (i.e. 30/08/2017) is fast approaching. Every company must prepare a ship-specific monitoring plan, to collect and monitor data on a per-voyage or annual basis, as applicable. The monitoring plan is a requirement of the EU MRV Regulation Article 6 and shall follow a template corresponding to the model set out in Annex I of the Commission’s Delegated Regulation 2016/1927 (download here).
For further information on the assessment of monitoring plans visit DBS dedicated website here
DBS accreditation by UKAS as a Verifier
Succeeding an audit by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), DBS has been accredited against the ISO 14065 standard to provide worldwide services related to EU MRV Regulation. DBS can provide the following services as an accredit Verifier:
- Assessment of monitoring plans;
- Verification of emissions reports; and
- Issue the applicable Document of Compliance (DoC).
For further information on DBS accreditation read our press release here.
Ship owners/ managers must ensure those ships that fall under the scope of the EU MRV Regulation, comply on time and finalize the assessment of monitoring plans before the deadline. For further information please contact DBS Head office through firstname.lastname@example.org.