Marine Regions Forum at UN Oceans Conference 2022

The Marine Regions Forum team together with partners organised two events during the 2022 UN Ocean Conference (UNOC) from 27 June – 1 July 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. The UNOC, co-hosted by Portugal and Kenya, had as theme “Scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions” and aimed to mobilise action to implement sustainable development goal (SDG) 14.

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STRONG High Seas Expert workshop: Integrated Ocean Management in the Southeast Pacific

Human influence on the oceans, including areas of the high seas (or areas beyond national jurisdiction – ABNJs), continues to intensify as global shipping and new technologies increase our reach into the ocean’s last “frontiers”. This human domination implies the need to design strategies to protect and sustainably manage the marine biodiversity present both in areas under the jurisdiction of countries and in ABNJs, which are common spaces of humanity and therefore the responsibility of the international community.

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New report: Conserving the Global Ocean: Initial Indications for Effective Area-based Management Tools on the High Seas

The STRONG High Seas project has published a new report providing initial indications on how the international community can take pragmatic steps to provide a basis for the effective use of area-based management tools (ABMTs) and marine protected areas (MPAs) in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ). Read more New report: Conserving the Global Ocean: Initial Indications for Effective Area-based Management Tools on the High Seas

New Report: Applying a Participative Multi-Stakeholder Approach in Transdisciplinary Ocean Governance Research: Reflections from the STRONG High Seas Project

The STRONG High Seas project has published a new report providing reflections from the research team on the numerous lessons learned during the project duration on participative multi-stakeholder approaches in transdisciplinary ocean governance research, such as designing and implementing effective engagement strategies, designing targeted capacity development programmes, and fostering co-creative research processes for supporting decision-making and achieving policy impact. Read more New Report: Applying a Participative Multi-Stakeholder Approach in Transdisciplinary Ocean Governance Research: Reflections from the STRONG High Seas Project

New report: Integrated Ocean Management for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of ABNJ in the Southeast Atlantic and Southeast Pacific

The STRONG High Seas project has published a new report providing an overview of challenges and opportunities for integrated ocean management (IOM) in the Southeast Atlantic and Southeast Pacific regions and recommendations to enhance IOM for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) in these regions. Read more New report: Integrated Ocean Management for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of ABNJ in the Southeast Atlantic and Southeast Pacific

New Publication: Glossary of Ocean Governance Terms

The STRONG High Seas project has published a Glossary of Ocean Governance Terms to provide decision-makers and other stakeholders, including the private sector, scientific communities, civil society, and traditional communities, with a reference lexicon on ocean governance related terms to facilitate understanding when engaging in negotiations and implementation of international and national policies and regulations. Read more New Publication: Glossary of Ocean Governance Terms