New Policy Brief on Ecosystem-based Management of the Global Ocean

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).
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STRONG HIGH SEAS – Capacity Building Workshop in Africa

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

STRONG High Seas Expert Workshop on Strengthening Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) in the Southeast Pacific

On 14-15 November 2019, STRONG High Seas project partner IDDRI organised a regional workshop to discuss how to strengthen monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) in the Southeast Pacific. This workshop was held at CPPS Headquarters, Guayaquil, Ecuador and builds on two international expert meeting previously held in Paris on technological tools (July 2018) and policy options (April 2019). Read more STRONG High Seas Expert Workshop on Strengthening Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) in the Southeast Pacific

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