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.
PROG activities and the Marine Regions Forum were presented by Barbara Neumann (IASS) and Glen Wright (IDDRI) at the 2nd SOI Global Dialogue in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
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).
The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) as coordinator of the STRONG High Seas project has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Secretariat of the Comisión Permanente del Pacífico Sur (CPPS; Permanent Commission for the South Pacific).
Representatives from science, policymaking and civil society met at the IASS on 13-14 December at the 4th Potsdam Ocean Governance Workshop.
At the EU-organized “Our Ocean” conference, held in Malta from 5-6 October 2017, the EU and Germany jointly pledged support for the Partnership for Regional Ocean Governance (PROG). Read more EU and Germany support PROG initiative on regional ocean governance
Dr. Carole Durussel presented the newly launched STRONG High Seas Project at a side event co-organised by UN Environment and the Partnership for Regional Ocean Governance (PROG) during the fourth meeting of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) looking into the development of an international legally binding instrument under the UN Law of the Sea Convention (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) that took place between 10 and 21 July 2017 at the UN Headquarters in New York. Read more STRONG High Seas Project presented at the last BBNJ PrepCom Meeting
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), together with the Partnership for Regional Ocean Governance (PROG), launched the new Project STRONG High Seas during the UN Ocean Conference that took place in New York, USA, 5-9 June 2017. Read more STRONG High Seas – IKI project launched at UN Ocean conference