On 3 September 2018 in New York, the STRONG High Seas project, together with Germany, the Abidjan Convention Secretariat and the Secretariat of the Permanent Commission for the South Pacific, hosted a capacity building workshop to support State delegates to the negotiations on an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). Read more STRONG High Seas Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Capacity Building Workshop
Representatives from Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria, Togo and Senegal as well as global and regional organisations, regional scientific institutions, academia and NGOs took part in a two-day workshop organised by the STRONG High Seas Project and the Secretariat of the Abidjan Convention. Read more Opportunities for Strengthening Ocean Governance in the Southeast Atlantic – STRONG High Seas Dialogue Workshop 1
The STRONG High Seas project released a policy brief entitled ‘Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: Options for Underpinning a Strong Global BBNJ Agreement through Regional and Sectoral Governance’. Read more STRONG High Seas project releases policy brief on options for underpinning BBNJ agreement through regional and sectoral governance
On August 16, the STRONG High Seas project, together with the Abidjan Convention Secretariat and the Secretariat of the Permanent Commission for the South Pacific, held a webinar on “Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction in the Southeast Pacific and Southeast Atlantic”.
Effective monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) is critical for the success of marine conservation and management. Whereas States have the right to manage the marine resources within their national jurisdiction, the high seas are subject to a complex patchwork of international rules and regulations. Read more Workshop results – Technological tools for Monitoring, Control and Surveillance in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction
Representatives from Colombia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru (CPPS member States) as well as Panama, global and regional organisations, regional scientific institutions, academia and NGOs to took part in a two-day workshop organised by the STRONG High Seas Project and CPPS Secretariat. Read more Opportunities for Strengthening Ocean Governance in the Southeast Pacific – STRONG High Seas Dialogue Workshop 1
The fourth meeting of the Collective Arrangement between competent international organisations on cooperation and coordination regarding selected areas in areas beyond national jurisdiction in the North-East Atlantic was held from 7-8 May in Berlin.
Project partner Luis Alonso Zapata Padilla of WWF Colombia presented the STRONG High Seas project at the annual General Assembly of the Comisión Permanente del Pacífico Sur (CPPS; Permanent Commission for the South Pacific) in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on 23-26 January 2018.
Dr. Carole Durussel, Co-Lead of the STRONG High Seas project, with co-authors published a scientific paper Strengthening the legal and institutional framework of the Southeast pacific: Focus on the BBNJ package elements in the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law.
The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) as coordinator of the STRONG High Seas project has received observer status at the meetings of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO).