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Costa Rica Thermal Dome governance workshop

Costa Rica Thermal Dome governance workshop

GOBI Partner, Fundación MarViva hosted the first of two workshops to promote the creation of a governance scheme for the portion of the Costa Rica Thermal Dome that lies in areas beyond national jurisdiction.  The Dome is an ecologically and economically important oceanic feature in the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean.  The workshop took place on 26Continue Reading Costa Rica Thermal Dome governance workshop

Extended Southern Ocean IMMA workshop in Brest, France

Extended Southern Ocean IMMA workshop in Brest, France

Building on the momentum of a pilot IMMA workshop sponsored by the MAVA Foundation (focused on the Mediterranean Sea) and the five IMMA workshops supported by the IKI-funded GOBI research programme (targeting the Indian and Pacific Oceans), the French Biodiversity Agency is hosting a complementary IMMA workshop targeting the Southern Ocean and Sub-Antarctic waters, heldContinue Reading Extended Southern Ocean IMMA workshop in Brest, France

Progress in Marine Conservation: 25-year retrospective

Progress in Marine Conservation: 25-year retrospective

The 5th International Conference on Progress in Marine Conservation took place 3-7 September 2018 in Stralsund, Germany.  The conference was organised and hosted by Germany’s Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), and held at the award-winning German Oceanographic Museum OZEANEUM. Expanding the conference’s traditional focus on Europe to a more global coverage in 2018 servedContinue Reading Progress in Marine Conservation: 25-year retrospective

Conserving biodiversity on the mid-Atlantic ridge

Conserving biodiversity on the mid-Atlantic ridge

A strategy for the conservation of biodiversity on mid-ocean ridges from deep-sea mining has finally been published after three years in the making (DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aar4313).  Led by GOBI partners at Duke University and in collaboration with over 50 experts in the fields of environmental law, deep-sea ecology, oceanography, climate change and mathematical modelling, the article setsContinue Reading Conserving biodiversity on the mid-Atlantic ridge

EBSAs into the future – side event at CBD SBSTTA 22

EBSAs into the future – side event at CBD SBSTTA 22

A side event, jointly organised by CBD Secretariat and GOBI on the first day of CBD SBSTTA 22 (2-7 July 2018), entitled “EBSAs: Scientific Achievements and Paving the Future”, presented key results of the CBD Expert Workshop to Develop Options for Modifying the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), for Describing New Areas,Continue Reading EBSAs into the future – side event at CBD SBSTTA 22

First meeting of the CBD Informal Advisory Group on EBSAs

First meeting of the CBD Informal Advisory Group on EBSAs

Under the Chairmanship of Mr Moustafa Fouda (Minister Advisor on Biodiversity Nature Conservation Sector, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency) the first meeting of the CBD Informal Advisory Group on EBSAs took place on 30 June-1 July 2018.  The mandate for this Group, which reports directly to the CBD Executive Secretary, was set out by CBD COP13Continue Reading First meeting of the CBD Informal Advisory Group on EBSAs

GOBI at NAUSICAÁ

GOBI at NAUSICAÁ

On the 27-28 June 2018, GOBI is heading to Nausicaá at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France’s National Sea Centre and Europe’s largest aquarium, to take part in the High Seas International Conference.  The event is co-organised with l’Agence Française pour la Biodiversité (AFB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Global Ocean Forum, The UnitedContinue Reading GOBI at NAUSICAÁ

GOBI marks its 10th anniversary at the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity

GOBI marks its 10th anniversary at the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity

It has been ten years since GOBI was established to support the process under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to describe ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs).  In that time, whilst continuing to support the CBD, GOBI’s remit has expanded, gaining new partner organisations and generating scientific evidence in support for the conservationContinue Reading GOBI marks its 10th anniversary at the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity