Dr. Carole Durussel of IASS presented an update of the STRONG High Seas project at the 15th General Assembly of the Comisión Permanente del Pacífico Sur (CPPS; Permanent Commission for the South Pacific) on 18 January 2022.
On 16-17 November 2021, the Secretariat of the Abidjan Convention and the STRONG High Seas project organised the fourth Dialogue Workshop in the Southeast Atlantic region. The workshop brought together more than 50 participants from national governments as well as global and regional organisations, regional scientific institutions, academia, the private sector and NGOs. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop was held online.
The STRONG High Seas project was invited to take part in the Forum IV “Harnessing the Potential of Oceans for Sustainable Development and Peace” on November 30, 2021 as part of the Biennale of Luanda 2021 – “Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace” organized in partnership between UNESCO, the Government of Angola and the African Union.
Many mysteries lie beneath the ocean waters, especially in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ). These oceanic regions, which represent 50% of the Earth’s surface, have been little explored due to their vast extent and depth.
With the aim to provide a more detailed insight in biodiversity and its threats in ABNJ a Facebook Live event was held on October 6, 2021, as part of the outreach strategy of the STRONG High Seas project in the South East Pacific region.