The ocean covers more than 70 % of the planet and is a vital support system for all life – but both coastal areas and the high seas are under threat. Currently a lack of information, especially regarding the understudied Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ), is hindering protection of these precious regions. Read more New Report on the Status of High Seas Biodiversity of the Southeast Atlantic and Southeast Pacific
STRONG High Seas workshop on socioeconomic analysis takes first steps to explore the value created, and potentially lost, due to changes in biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction. The workshop brought together twelve expert representatives from the CPPS member States Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Peru gathered from 23-25 October 2019 in Barranquilla, Colombia.
The STRONG High Seas project has just published a new report on the monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) of human activities in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ). Read more New report on Strengthening Monitoring, Control and Surveillance in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction
The STRONG High Seas project has published a new policy brief on the possible role of an internationally legally binding instrument for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond the limits of national jurisdiction (BBNJ Agreement) in developing and using regional governance frameworks for advancing the implementation of integrated ecosystem-based management (EBM).
Read more New Policy Brief on Ecosystem-based Management of the Global Ocean