Exploring hybrid ocean governance in the high seas for the Sargasso Sea and the Thermal Dome
THE RESEARCH PROJECT
The ‘SARGADOM’ project focuses on two remarkable high seas sites – the Sargasso Sea in the North Atlantic (‘SARGA’) and the Thermal Dome in the Eastern Tropical Pacific (‘DOM’). The aim of the project is to contribute to the protection of biodiversity and ecosystem services, and to facilitate the development of hybrid ocean governance approaches for the two sites.
The Sargasso Sea and the Thermal Dome provide illustrative examples of the value of high seas ecosystems, as well as highlighting the barriers to their protection.
AND LATEST NEWS
In a groundbreaking move towards global marine conservation, Palau has etched its name in history as the first country to ratify the BBNJ (Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction) Treaty. The small Pacific island nation has taken a bold step to safeguard the vast and vital areas of the world’s oceans that lie beyond national jurisdiction.
3 days Workshop in Costa Rica, 13-15 November 2023, on the designation of Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSA) on the High Seas.