Reporting Guidelines

Reporting on any acute environmental issue is to be done through the On-Site Operations Coordination Centre (OSOCC) and/or with the Requesting Party through the Team Leader.

The Environmental Expert is expected to substantially contribute to the mission report. In case of an UNDAC mission, environmental inputs are to be integrated into the overall UNDAC report, with the findings of the environmental assessment provided as an annex. The report follows the standard JEU report template outline, with adjustments agreed upon with the team leader.

The results of the FEAT assessment and any other assessments are reported in the Virtual OSOCC (VOSOCC) under “Environmental risk”.

For standalone JEU / UN / partner environmental emergency missions, a separate mission report is produced, using the standard JEU reporting template. Mission reports offer a concise overview of mission activities, and should be written with a focus on the mission objective in mind.

Regular short updates (1-2 paragraphs on issues encountered and activities planned for the upcoming days) are to be sent to the JEU and the deploying environmental emergencies response provider every two to three days. An update is expected immediately upon arrival in country, and again, 2-3 days thereafter. In the earliest days of reporting, an easy-to-read Executive Summary should be submitted. The Executive Summary should provide a situational overview of the disaster context, response partners involved, assessment missions that have taken place and any preliminary findings. This early version will aid in the later development of the full mission report.

Please note: The expert should produce one main report using the JEU template, which will be sent in Word format. The expert may be requested to produce reports for the deploying organization in other formats, as well as inputs to the overall disaster assessment report.

For Report Templates, please visit: http://eecentre.org/eehub/toolkit/templates/