Sargasso Sea Project

Sargasso Sea Project

Sargasso Sea Project 1000 1500 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Sargasso Sea Commission, United States of America (USA)

The overall objective of the nearly $3 million Sargasso Sea GEF-UNDP-UNESCO-IOC project is to facilitate a collaborative, cross-sectoral, and sustainable stewardship mechanism for the Sargasso Sea through improvement of the knowledge base and strengthened frameworks for collaborative management and governance.

The project will complete a socio-ecosystem diagnostic analysis (SEDA) for the Sargasso Sea, the first of its kind for a high seas system, which will lead into the development of a strategic action programme (SAP) for the conservation of the region. This SAP will be endorsed by stakeholders. In addition, the project includes a knowledge management element that will see it capture lessons learned and best practices in order to strengthen stewardship in other areas beyond national jurisdiction.

Start Date: 18/10/2022
End Date: 18/10/2026

Lead Contact: David Freestone (dfreestone@sargassoseacommission.org)

challenges: Change humanity’s relationship with the ocean, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change
ocean_basins: North Atlantic Ocean
type_of_action: Project

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