OACM OCEPS Technical Aspects
Each country that becomes an OACM member needs to meet the high standards of this communication system by branding all its border crossings with communication boards and road signs. All airports and harbors need to be branded too, showing the Whiteflag certification board that guarantees the ports and harbors are physically cleaned marine areas. Public beaches need to be certified with SAFE Whiteflag Beach group certificates and these places need to be integrated into the local and national governmental infrastructure and other country institutions that closely deal with oceans, lakes, and rivers, such as the local tourism board, ocean research institutes, ministries of ecology or environmental protection, etc. Once the country enters OACM, all of its national and local communication systems become linked with the OACM global communication network. After three years of OACM membership, a country member needs to integrate some of the recommended educational programs into their educational system, i.e. schools, kindergartens, universities etc.