GOBI News

New hybrid governance scheme project kick-off

New hybrid governance scheme project kick-off

The French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM), in collaboration with Costa Rica’s Fundación MarViva, the Sargasso Sea Commission and the French Biodiversity Agency (OFB), have announced the launch of a new project to protect and manage remarkable areas of the high seas, namely the Costa Rica Thermal Dome and the Sargasso Sea.  The project is toContinue Reading New hybrid governance scheme project kick-off

GOBI Newsletter summer 2021 edition out now!

GOBI Newsletter summer 2021 edition out now!

Banish those lockdown blues with a peek into the latest edition of the GOBI Newsletter, where some of the latest progress on ocean science and management is reported. Topics addressed include: the importance of local, regional and global networks for cooperation in conservation South Africa’s progressive approach to achieve Aichi Targets how the behaviour ofContinue Reading GOBI Newsletter summer 2021 edition out now!

Success story for IMMA uptake in conservation

Success story for IMMA uptake in conservation

The Bazaruto Archipelago to Inhambane Bay IMMA has formed the basis of a proposed Environmental Protection Area (EPA) in Mozambique, as recommended by Conservation International. The proposed EPA corresponds with the extent of the Bazaruto Archipelago to Inhambane Bay IMMA identified during the Western Indian Ocean and Arabian Seas IMMA Workshop held in March 2019.  TheContinue Reading Success story for IMMA uptake in conservation

Everything you wanted to know about hydrothermal vents but were too afraid to ask

Everything you wanted to know about hydrothermal vents but were too afraid to ask

The sixth and last of the GOBI webinar series was delivered on Thursday 28 January 2021 by five leading experts in the field of hydrothermal vent ecology and spatial analysis. To find out more about the ‘life’ history of hydrothermal vents, the specialist and unique animal communities that live around them, the way these animalsContinue Reading Everything you wanted to know about hydrothermal vents but were too afraid to ask

Mapping bioregions in the Indian and SW Pacific Oceans

Mapping bioregions in the Indian and SW Pacific Oceans

The latest in the series of GOBI webinars – Bioregionalisation of the Indian and southwestern Pacific Ocean – has been delivered by Piers Dunstan, the project’s lead investigator at CSIRO. The presentation describes how the acquisition of data and development of bespoke mathematical models has resulted in the identification of naturally justifiable and distinct provincesContinue Reading Mapping bioregions in the Indian and SW Pacific Oceans