SCIENCE FOR SOLUTIONS: BRINGING STAKEHOLDERS TOGETHER TO IMPROVE OCEAN PLANNING AND GOVERNANCE IN ABNJ OF THE SOUTHEAST ATLANTIC AND WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN – STRONG HIGH SEAS DIALOGUE WORKSHOP 2

Member States representatives of the Abidjan Convention and Nairobi Convention from Angola, Benin, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea Equatorial, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Nigeria, Sao Tomé e Príncipe, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo, global and regional organisations, regional scientific institutions, academia and NGOs took part in a three-day workshop from 10 – 12 June 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. Read more SCIENCE FOR SOLUTIONS: BRINGING STAKEHOLDERS TOGETHER TO IMPROVE OCEAN PLANNING AND GOVERNANCE IN ABNJ OF THE SOUTHEAST ATLANTIC AND WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN – STRONG HIGH SEAS DIALOGUE WORKSHOP 2

STRONG High Seas ‘Building Capacities for Regional Ocean Governance’ Workshop

The STRONG High Seas project, together with Germany, the Secretariats of the Abidjan Convention and Permanent Commission for the South Pacific (CPPS), and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) hosted a workshop titled ‘Building Capacities for Regional Ocean Governance: Marine Genetic Resources and Area-based Management Tools’ on 25 August 2019 on the side-lines of the third session of negotiations for an international agreement on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (IGC 3) in New York, USA. Read more STRONG High Seas ‘Building Capacities for Regional Ocean Governance’ Workshop

Keeping an Eye on the High Seas – Strengthening Monitoring, Control and Surveillance through a New Marine Biodiversity Treaty

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.

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PROG at Meeting of the Communities of Ocean Action “From Commitments to Action: Implementing SDG14,” 30-31 May 2019, Incheon

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

Second expert workshop on monitoring, control and surveillance in areas beyond national jurisdiction

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

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

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