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Northeast Atlantic EBSA regional workshop

Northeast Atlantic EBSA regional workshop

The completion last week (22-27 September 2019) of an EBSA regional workshop targeting the Northeast Atlantic Ocean formally concludes the region-based global coverage of the EBSA process (with the exception of the Southern Ocean, which has its own similar process in place).  Forty experts, scientists and representatives from a handful of inter-governmental organisation gathered in Stockholm,Continue Reading Northeast Atlantic EBSA regional workshop

Successful GOBI Side Event at BBNJ IGC3

Successful GOBI Side Event at BBNJ IGC3

During the third substantive session (August 2019) of the Intergovernmental Conference to negotiate a legally binding international instrument for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction at UN Headquarters in New York, GOBI and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, with the support of the Governments of Costa Rica andContinue Reading Successful GOBI Side Event at BBNJ IGC3

GOBI supports the Sustainable Ocean Initiative national workshop for The Maldives

GOBI supports the Sustainable Ocean Initiative national workshop for The Maldives

On 17-19 June 2019, GOBI stalwarts David Johnson, Piers Dunstan and Vikki Gunn travelled to Dhiffushi island in the Maldives to deliver a capacity building workshop on behalf of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI). Working in collaboration with colleagues at The Maldives Ministry of Environment, the three-day workshop delivered a programme that centred around examiningContinue Reading GOBI supports the Sustainable Ocean Initiative national workshop for The Maldives

Successful workshops refine the boundaries of oceanic bioregions

Successful workshops refine the boundaries of oceanic bioregions

GOBI partner CSIRO recently delivered a successful second round of workshops to refine the outputs from the first round of workshops aimed at identifying and describing bioregions in the southern Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean.  This complex, iterative bioregionalisation exercise is part of GOBI’s current research programme supported by Germany’s International Climate Initiative (IKI).  These latestContinue Reading Successful workshops refine the boundaries of oceanic bioregions

Launch of MiCO at UN Intergovernmental Conference

Launch of MiCO at UN Intergovernmental Conference

The Migratory Connectivity in the Ocean (MiCO) system – developed by Duke University’s Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab with support from GOBI’s IKI grant and input from over 30 partners – was finally launched during a Side Event at the 2nd BBNJ Intergovernmental Conference held at UN Headquarters in New York in April 2019. The conference isContinue Reading Launch of MiCO at UN Intergovernmental Conference

Second Pacific bioregionalisation workshop completed

Second Pacific bioregionalisation workshop completed

The second Pacific Bioregionalisation workshop (under GOBI’s Bioregionalisation work stream) was held in Nadi Fiji from 12 to 14 March 2019.  It was attended by 27 experts from 19 Pacific countries and territories. The experts reviewed the outputs from the first workshop and provided additional details and information on the Pacific bioregional provinces.  They refined the boundariesContinue Reading Second Pacific bioregionalisation workshop completed

Next steps to strengthen stewardship of the Sargasso Sea

Next steps to strengthen stewardship of the Sargasso Sea

A workshop and Fourth Joint Meeting of the Sargasso Sea Commission and Hamilton Declaration Signatories took place at the Bermuda Institute for Ocean Sciences, St George’s, Bermuda from 13 to 15 March 2019.  With financial support from DFO Canada, the workshop provided a chance to recall significant progress made by the Sargasso Sea Commission examiningContinue Reading Next steps to strengthen stewardship of the Sargasso Sea