After years of work and months of planning, February 2023 is going to be a very busy month for GOBI, as we attend back-to-back events in the build-up to a major milestone in our mission: the near completion of our IKI-funded, seven-year programme of research. The month begins with the GOBI ‘Making it Count’ SymposiumContinue Reading Hooray! GOBI embarks on the manic month of Ma… February
Amidst the furore of finalising the CBD’s post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) – now know as the Kunming-Montreal GBF – the results of the most recent Regional Workshop to describe Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (the North-East Atlantic Workshop held in 2019) were accepted by the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15)Continue Reading EBSAs in the North-East Atlantic Ocean added to the CBD Repository
GOBI will be in attendance at CBD COP15, co-hosting three side events. They are: Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs): Describing the special places of the ocean in a changing world 13:15, Friday 9 December 2022: CEE Meeting Room 510A Co-organisers: CBD Secretariat & GOBI A decade ago, the CBD community embarked on anContinue Reading GOBI at CBD COP15
A bumper edition of the GOBI newsletter is out! In it there are articles on: how seabird tracking data have, for the first time ever, been instrumental in the designation of a marine protected area on the high seas how the process of designation of Important Marine Mammal Areas continues apace, overcoming the restrictions imposedContinue Reading New GOBI newsletter out now!
Building on the success and achievements from GOBI’s five-year programme of work funded through the International Climate Initiative (IKI), a further two years of work has been approved to build on these results and implement them in a regional setting. The extension recognises the value of GOBI’s continuing input to the science base underpinning the EBSAContinue Reading GOBI research awarded a two-year extension
On Thursday 28 October 2021, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) launched a new report to celebrate their decade-long efforts to describe and recognise Ecologically or Biologically Significant marine Areas (EBSAs) across the globe – GOBI was set up partly to assist with this effort. A decade of dedicated action by scientists, conservationists and facilitatorsContinue Reading Celebrating a decade of EBSAs
After years of focused campaigning, and backed by state-of-the-art scientific evidence, a new marine protected area (MPA) has been designated in the North Atlantic Ocean. The North Atlantic Current and Evlanov Sea marine protected area – or NACES MPA – was designated by the 15 countries (and the EU) that are signatories to the OSPARContinue Reading New High Seas MPA in the North Atlantic
GOBI’s intention to be physically present at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Marseille, France, took a blow when – due to the Covid-19 pandemic – its intended in-person Thematic Session was recategorised by the congress organisers as a virtual Speaker Pitch session. As a result of the change of format, the GOBI contribution nowContinue Reading GOBI at IUCN World Conservation Congress
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
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!