New policy brief – Keeping an Eye on the High Seas: Strengthening Monitoring, Control and Surveillance through a New Marine Biodiversity Treaty is now available. Effective monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) is critical for the success of marine conservation and management measures. Whereas States have the exclusive right to manage the marine resources within their national jurisdiction, areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) are subject to a complex patchwork of international rules and regulations.
From the 27th to the 31st of May 2019, the XXXIX Congress of Marine Sciences was held in Iquique, Chile. This congress is held every year in different parts of the country, and is the one event in Chile, which brings together the largest number of scientists working on marine sciences. Read more STRONG High Seas Event at the Congress of Marine Sciences in Chile
From 30 – 31 May, the PROG Marine Regions Forum project attended the UN Meeting of the Communities of Ocean Action (COAs) in Incheon, South Korea. The Meeting brought together the Voluntary Commitments (VCs) made at the 2017 UN Ocean Conference – a growing list that now includes more than 1,500 commitments for action to advance the implementation of SDG 14. Read more PROG at Meeting of the Communities of Ocean Action “From Commitments to Action: Implementing SDG14,” 30-31 May 2019, Incheon
On Wednesday 16 April 2019, the STRONG project partner institute IDDRI organised the second STRONG High Seas expert workshop on monitoring, control and surveillance on “Strengthening Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) through an international instrument on high seas biodiversity” in Paris. Read more Second expert workshop on monitoring, control and surveillance in areas beyond national jurisdiction