New policy brief – Keeping an Eye on the High Seas: Strengthening Monitoring, Control and Surveillance through a New Marine Biodiversity Treaty is now available. Effective monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) is critical for the success of marine conservation and management measures. Whereas States have the exclusive right to manage the marine resources within their national jurisdiction, areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) are subject to a complex patchwork of international rules and regulations.
From the 27th to the 31st of May 2019, the XXXIX Congress of Marine Sciences was held in Iquique, Chile. This congress is held every year in different parts of the country, and is the one event in Chile, which brings together the largest number of scientists working on marine sciences. Read more STRONG High Seas Event at the Congress of Marine Sciences in Chile
From 30 – 31 May, the PROG Marine Regions Forum project attended the UN Meeting of the Communities of Ocean Action (COAs) in Incheon, South Korea. The Meeting brought together the Voluntary Commitments (VCs) made at the 2017 UN Ocean Conference – a growing list that now includes more than 1,500 commitments for action to advance the implementation of SDG 14. Read more PROG at Meeting of the Communities of Ocean Action “From Commitments to Action: Implementing SDG14,” 30-31 May 2019, Incheon
On Wednesday 16 April 2019, the STRONG project partner institute IDDRI organised the second STRONG High Seas expert workshop on monitoring, control and surveillance on “Strengthening Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) through an international instrument on high seas biodiversity” in Paris. Read more Second expert workshop on monitoring, control and surveillance in areas beyond national jurisdiction
On 30 March 2019 in New York, the STRONG High Seas project, together with Germany, hosted a high-level expert meeting alongside the second meeting of the International Governmental Conference working towards a high seas treaty. Read more High-Level Expert Meeting – Towards an Effective High Seas Treaty: Building on and Strengthening Regional Ocean Governance
Representatives from Colombia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru (CPPS member States) as well as Panama, global and regional organisations, regional scientific institutions, academia and NGOs took part in a three-day workshop from 13 – 15 March 2019 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Read more Science for Solutions: Bringing Stakeholders Together to Improve Ocean Planning and Governance in ABNJ of the South-East Pacific – STRONG High Seas Dialogue Workshop 2
The STRONG High Seas Project together with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) organized a side event during the second round of the International Conference for a high seas treaty on 25 March 2019 in New York. Read more STRONG Side Event at IGC2 – Building on and Strengthening Regional Ocean Governance
New STRONG High Seas report Regional Ocean Governance of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: Lessons Learnt and Ways Forward provides an overview of a range of ongoing initiatives to improve governance of ABNJ at the regional level, Read more Regional Ocean Governance of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: Lessons Learnt and Ways Forward
Between February 5th and 7th 2019, an expert workshop from the STRONG High Seas project took place in Guayaquil, Ecuador at the CPPS facilities. The workshop was coordinated by WWF Colombia and the Permanent Comission of the South Pacific (CPPS) Read more STRONG High Seas regional expert workshop in Guayaquil, Ecuador
From 30 January to 1 February 2019, the Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner (OPOC), organised a regional workshop on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ). Held at the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat in Fiji, the three-day workshop brought together delegates from across the region to discuss key issues for the ongoing negotiations in New York.