On 26-27 February 2020, the Secretariat of the Comisión Permanente del Pacífico Sur (CPPS) and the STRONG High Seas project organised the third Dialogue Workshop in the Southeast Pacific region. The workshop brought together more than 50 participants from CPPS member countries as well as global and regional organisations, regional scientific institutions, academia, the private sector and NGOs.
The STRONG High Seas project was invited to take part in the inter-ministerial National Dialogue titled ‘Mejora de la base de conocimientos para la gestión intersectorial y la gobernanza de los océanos en áreas más allá de la jurisdicción nacional del Pacífico sudoriental’ organised by the Government of Peru on 25 February 2020 in Lima, Peru, to discuss the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). Read more STRONG High Seas project invited to present at the BBNJ National Dialogue organised by the Government of Peru
Project partner Luis Alonso Zapata Padilla of WWF Colombia and Dr. Carole Durussel of IASS presented the mid-term progress of the STRONG High Seas project at the 14th General Assembly of the Comisión Permanente del Pacífico Sur(CPPS; Permanent Commission for the South Pacific) in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on 29-30 January 2020. Read more Mid-term STRONG High Seas project progress presented at the CPPS General Assembly
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
On November 19th, the STRONG High Seas project held a webinar on “Marine Genetic Resources: Building Capacities for Ocean Governance”.
Participants from the western coast of Africa met at the Lagoon Beach Hotel, Cape Town, for a two-day capacity building workshop on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) on the 27th and 28th November 2019. The workshop was the first of two sessions planned for the Southeast Atlantic region, organized under the STRONG High Seas Project, by the International Ocean Institute – African Region, in collaboration with BirdLife International. Read more STRONG HIGH SEAS – Capacity Building Workshop in Africa
PROG researchers co-authored and presented a policy brief on Regional Ocean Governance in the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework at the Convention on Biological Diversity’s 2020 Ocean Pathways Week on 11-15 November 2019 in Montreal, Canada. Read more PROG researchers contribute to Convention on Biological Diversity’s 2020 Ocean Pathways Week