A full library of relevant publications is curated by the GOBI Secretariat on Mendeley – please visit or search for ‘GOBI’ under Mendeley Groups [note: you will need a Mendeley user account to access the collection – membership is free]. Key documents and publications are listed below.


New! Latest GOBI newsletter (Spring 2023).
Previous editions available via the GOBI newsletter archive
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Screenshot-2022-04-14-at-14.21.33.pngNew! Special Places in the Ocean – A Decade of Describing Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs) [download]
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Screenshot-2022-04-14-at-14.20.34-212x300.pngNew! The Sustainable Ocean Initiative: 10 years of building capacity and catalyzing partnerships to achieve global ocean goals [download]
The GOBI webinar series – watch all six presentations again
GOBI PamphletGOBI pamphlet:  Understanding and protecting connectivity in the ocean (PDF, 1.4MB)
GOBI brochure (PDF, 1.6MB)
Science in Pursuit of Special Places in the Oceans
A short film about EBSAs, created by GOBI Secretariat and CBD Secretariat
(links to YouTube)
Costa Rica Thermal Dome expedition documentary
(links to YouTube)
EBSAs: Special places in the ocean (PDF, 0.8MB)
Azores Scientific Criteria and Guidance (PDF, 1.2MB)

International Climate Initiative (IKI)

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) – EBSAs

Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: SDG14 Life under water