Overline: STRONG High Seas Webinar:
Headline: Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction in the Southeast Pacific and Southeast Atlantic

Event hosted by the Abidjan Convention Secretariat, the Secretariat of the Permanent Commission for the South Pacific and the STRONG High Seas Project

Date: 16 August 2018

Time: 15:30 to 16:30 CEST (GMT+2)

Location: Register for the event here. This webinar is open to the public.

About: This webinar is part of a series of training and events organised by the STRONG High Seas project and dealing with topics around the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in ABNJ. This webinar will specifically focus on the status and role of marine biodiversity in ABNJ, including the threats and challenges it faces as well as the opportunities for its conservation and sustainable use, both globally and in the Southeast Pacific and Southeast Atlantic regions. It will also provide the international context of marine science for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in ABNJ and highlight advances in the identification of ecologically sensitive or vulnerable areas in ABNJ.

Presenters:

  • Prof. Patrick N. Halpin / Dr. Daniel Dunn, Duke University, USA: ‘Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction: A Global Overview’
  • TBD : ‘Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction in the Southeast Pacific’

Dr. Ross Wanless, BirdLife International, South Africa: ‘Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction in the Southeast Atlantic’Moderator: Ben Boteler, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Germany

For more information about the STRONG High Seas project, please visit: https://www.prog-ocean.org/our-work/strong-high-seas/ or contact: stronghighseas@iass-potsdam.de.

The STRONG High Seas project (‘Strengthening Regional Ocean Governance for the High Seas’) is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.