On 29-31 March 2022, the STRONG High Seas project, including the Secretariat of the Abidjan Convention and the Secretariat of the Permanent Commission for the South Pacific (CPPS), organised the fifth STRONG High Seas Dialogue Workshop. This workshop brought together more than 130 participants from national governments from the Southeast Atlantic and Southeast Pacific regions as well as global and regional organisations, scientific institutions, academia, the private sector, and NGOs. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop was held online. Read more STRONG HIGH SEAS DIALOGUE WORKSHOP ‘Towards Integrated Ocean Management of the High Seas: Lessons Learnt for Regional and Global Action’
Member States of the Abidjan Convention unanimously passed a resolution on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) at the 13th Conference of the Parties (COP13). The COP was themed Ocean Governance: challenges and opportunities for the sustainable development of Africa and was held online between 13 and 15 December 2021.
On 26-27 May 2021, the Secretariat of the Permanent Commission for the South Pacific (CPPS) and the STRONG High Seas project organised the fourth Dialogue Workshop in the Southeast Pacific region. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop was held online and brought together more than 100 participants from CPPS member countries as well as global and regional organisations, regional scientific institutions, academia, the private sector and NGOs.
The online seminar entitled ‘Sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity in ABNJ in the South-East Pacific’ took place in the framework of the joint activities of the Permanent Commission for the South Pacific (CPPS) and the STRONG High Seas project and was held on 26-27 January 2021. It aimed at providing a platform for discussion among experts from the Southeast Pacific region on possible measures to conserve and sustainably manage biodiversity in the marine areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) of this region. Read more Online Seminar on Conservation Measures in the South East Pacific region – Part I
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