Hybrid governance to protect and manage high seas

Hybrid governance to protect and manage high seas

Hybrid governance to protect and manage high seas 2560 1707 Ocean Decade

Lead institutions:

Université de Bretagne Occidentale – France
Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer – France
UMR 6308 AMURE – France

The objective of the project is to contribute to the protection of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the high sea in the Thermal Dome and the Sargasso Sea.

The Thermal Dome and the Sargasso Sea are two sites representative of the diversity and importance of the ecosystems of the high seas. They perfectly illustrate the fact that the ecological limits (interconnectivity of ecosystems) do not correspond to the legal delimitations established by the Montego Bay Convention. The project will incorporate and contribute to the elements of the UN negotiations on BBNJ and contribute to them by informing on possible implementation models for regional and international/global coordination, consistent with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and its implementing agreements, as part of a strategy based on an ecosystem approach.

Start Date: 09/01/2021
End Date: 30/04/2026

Lead Contact: Denis Bailly (ocean-univ@univ-brest.fr)

challenges: 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 9- Capacity Development
host_programme: Marine Life 2030
ocean_basins: North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean
type_of_action: Project

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