The second in the GOBI webinar series – Here there and everywhere: migratory connectivity in the ocean – is now available to watch again. Presentations slides are also available for download here. Tune in again on Thursday 26 November 2020 for the next GOBI webinar on seabird tracking data’s contribution to marine conservation.
The first of six webinars in the GOBI webinar series was delivered on Wednesday 28 October 2020, introducing Important Marine Mammal Areas – IMMAs. The presenters – Erich Hoyt, Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara and Simone Panigada, representing the Marine Mammal Protected Area Task Force – explained the concept of IMMAs and the efforts undertaken soContinue Reading Watch GOBI webinar on IMMAs
Starting on Wednesday 28 October 2020 and until January 2021, GOBI presents a series of six webinars, one for each of its major research themes, and presented by the research leads. They will highlight the results from the past four-and-a-half years’ work funded by Germany’s IKI grant. The one-hour webinars will include an interactive QuestionContinue Reading GOBI launches webinar series
Hydrothermal vents that have ceased venting superheated fluid temporarily (inactive) or permanently (extinct) can harbour large deposits of polymetallic sulphides in their chimney structures, which are of growing interest to deep-sea miners. Little is known about the animals that inhabit such structures, as the life-giving chemical soup no longer emanates from within. GOBI scientists are investigating whetherContinue Reading Inactive hydrothermal vents in the spotlight
While much of the world has been contending with the trials of a viral pandemic, GOBI colleagues and members of the Marine Mammal Protected Area Task Force have been busy reviewing candidate IMMA proposals from two recent regional IMMA workshops, as well as revamping the online repository of IMMA-related information. Their efforts have not been inContinue Reading New Important Marine Mammal Areas published
In this grave new world where public gatherings have been cancelled or postponed, the GOBI Newsletter has embraced the virtues of going virtual (and possibly viral – although that’s a contentious expression at present). The march of science is, however, relentless, and the GOBI partnership has not stopped in its pursuit of knowledge to supportContinue Reading The Summer 2020 GOBI Newsletter is out now!
MiCO, a system that illustrates migratory connectivity in the oceans, has won the Innovation Award at this year’s Ocean Awards organised by the Blue Marine Foundation and BOAT International. The Innovation Award recognises the individual or group that has introduced innovative technologies and practices that help aid ocean conservation. MiCO has so far analysed theContinue Reading MiCO wins Ocean Awards 2020
The Migratory Connectivity in the Ocean (MiCO) system – conceived by scientists at Duke University (USA) and at the University of Queensland (Australia), and developed collaboratively with GOBI’s support under its current grant from Germany’s International Climate Initiative (IKI) – has been shortlisted for The 2020 Ocean Awards, under the Innovation category. The awards areContinue Reading MiCO is shortlisted for prestigious innovation award
GOBI had an opportunity to showcase some of its outputs during the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP13) in Gandhinagar, India, 15-22 February 2020. Infused throughout the COP13 agenda was the concept of ecological connectivity, essential for migratory species whose life journeys spanContinue Reading GOBI at CMS COP13
Another expert regional workshop to identify Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) has just been completed in Perth, Australia. The week-long workshop (10-14 February 2020) hosted 31 marine mammal scientists and observers from six countries, who together mapped the important habitats for marine mammals in the waters of Australia, New Zealand and the South East Indian Ocean.Continue Reading The IMMA process forges on!