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Achieving a Healthy Ocean – Regional Ocean Governance Beyond 2020

Achieving a Healthy Ocean – Regional Ocean Governance Beyond 2020

The first Marine Regions Forum took place in Berlin (30 September – 2 October 2019), designed as an opportunity for informal exchange between leading scientists, decision-makers and stakeholders. The mission – to catalyse the transformation of ocean governance through regional actions and initiatives – is intended as a step towards developing innovative ocean governance solutions.Continue Reading Achieving a Healthy Ocean – Regional Ocean Governance Beyond 2020

Ocean governance needs better information on migration patterns

Ocean governance needs better information on migration patterns

GOBI’s work on ocean migration and connectivity is highlighted in a new peer-reviewed paper that details the importance of freely available and easily accessible information on migration patterns for the conservation of endangered species in the ocean. The work provides a community-led solution: a first-of-its-kind online mapping and knowledge platform. Led by GOBI partners DrContinue Reading Ocean governance needs better information on migration patterns

GOBI Coordinator seeks alternatives to single-use plastics at the UN

GOBI Coordinator seeks alternatives to single-use plastics at the UN

GOBI Coordinator David Johnson is asking United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to consider phasing out single-use plastics at the United Nations. Throughout the UN Ocean Conference (5-9 June 2017, New York), David has been asking participants to sign a letter of support that will be sent to the Secretary-General on Thursday 8 June 2017. As part ofContinue Reading GOBI Coordinator seeks alternatives to single-use plastics at the UN

UN Ocean Conference, 5-9 June 2017, New York

UN Ocean Conference, 5-9 June 2017, New York

GOBI representatives are attending the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York (5-9 June). The conference focuses attention on ocean pollution, overfishing and climate impacts and is calling on countries to set aside short-term gain to avoid catastrophe. Its main message is to promote the positive momentum generated by the adoption of the Paris AgreementContinue Reading UN Ocean Conference, 5-9 June 2017, New York

Successful expedition to the Costa Rica Thermal Dome

Successful expedition to the Costa Rica Thermal Dome

GOBI partner MarViva Foundation, in collaboration with Misión Tiburon and Mission Blue, has recently completed a successful high-seas research expedition to the Costa Rica Thermal Dome (CRTD). During the 2-vessel mission in early April 2017, plankton samples were collected from various depths in the water column, as well as water samples for the detection ofContinue Reading Successful expedition to the Costa Rica Thermal Dome

PrepCom3: progress towards an internationally-binding legal instrument for BBNJ

PrepCom3: progress towards an internationally-binding legal instrument for BBNJ

GOBI representatives joined other delegates at the third session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom3) on the Development of an International Legally Binding Instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction, which took place on 27 AprilContinue Reading PrepCom3: progress towards an internationally-binding legal instrument for BBNJ

Important Marine Mammal Areas in the South Pacific

Important Marine Mammal Areas in the South Pacific

The Important Marine Mammal Area (IMMA) regional workshop for the South Pacific– sponsored by the GOBI-IKI project in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and coordinated by the IUCN Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force – was successfully convened in Apia, Samoa, on 27-31 March 2017. During the workshop, 23Continue Reading Important Marine Mammal Areas in the South Pacific