MRV + DCS combined reporting

Is DSC only a subset of MRV?


DCS is a separate, mandatory regulation on IMO-level with separate documentation requirements, due dates and principles. In general, DCS requires less data then MRV (i.e. no cargo, no voyage list). Clients reporting their voyage data to DNV GL for MRV are also fulfilling the reporting requirements for DCS, assuming reporting is done throughout the year.

Will there be a harmonization between EU-MRV and IMO-DCS?


The EU is currently considering this and is expected to come up with a proposal that will be considered on political level in 2019. DNV GL expects partial harmonization at best.

Does DNV GL facilitate the combined reporting for MRV and DCS?


DNV GL is offering one combined reporting format covering both MRV and DCS. Customers are advised to contact their customer support to ensure the contract covers the needed verification service scope, i.e. that DCS is also covered.

Guidance videos

WEBINAR: IMO DCS and EU MRV reporting (July 2018)

Video and presentation


Download our 8-page guidance paper

EU MRV Regulation guidance paper

Download our 16-page publication

EU MRV Reporting: webinar slide deck

Download PDF (Jan 2019)

Get in touch with the MRV and DCS support team

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Latest initiatives

Delegated Regulation on Verification Activities and Accreditation including competence requirements for shipping MRV auditors

Implementation Regulation on templates for monitoring plans, emissions reports and documents of compliance (EU) 2016/1927)

Implementation Regulation on Determination of Cargo Carried (EU) 2016/1928)

Delegated Regulation as regards the methods for monitoring CO2 emissions (EU) 2016/2071 amending Regulation (EU) 2015/757

Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport (MRV regulation)

CONSOLIDATED VERSION: Regulation (EU) 2015/757 as amended by Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/2071