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.

 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
AND LATEST NEWS
News

SARGADOM endorsed by the Ocean Decade

The SARGADOM (Studying Hybrid Governance for the Management and Protection of the High Seas: Case Studies of the Sargasso Sea and the Thermal Dome) project has recently received a significant endorsement from the United Nations’ Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), under the Marine Life 2030 program.

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Palau Deposits First Instrument of Ratification of the BBNJ Agreement On 22 January 2024
News

Palau Makes History as the First Country to Ratify the BBNJ Treaty

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.

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  • In order to prepare for the early operationalization and implementation of the BBNJ Agreement for the protection of the high seas, delegations and experts made progress at the @unitednations headquarters in New York at the first meeting of the Preparatory Commission for the Entry Into Force of the BBNJ Agreement (BBNJ PrepCom).

👀 Here's a quick summary of the last 3 days.

☝ Ratification by 60 countries is required. The clock is ticking, 7 countries have ratified the agreement to date. The objective is to reach the required number of ratifications by the time of the United Nations Ocean Conference (UNOC3) next June in Nice, France.

Many thanks to Sonia @angelicajuradoc, SARGADOM project coordinator at @fundacionmarviva, our on-the-spot reporter!
  • There's still time to register for tomorrow's Side Event! // Aún está a tiempo de inscribirse en el evento paralelo de mañana.
#ImmersedinChange #CISOS24

Event in English and Español

The detailed program is now available below // Ya está disponible el programa detallado
👉https://tinyurl.com/pssa-side-event
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@fundacionmarviva @sargassoseacmsn @universitebrest @ofbiodiversite #French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM)
  • 📢 Upcoming Scientific Event at the Congress on the integration of knowledge for a sustainable ocean #CISOS24 - Panel #DeepSea & #ThermalDome

🗓 June 5, 10:00-12:00 AM 

📍 UNA - Centro Universitario Emilia Prieto Tugores - Campus Higuerón, Institutional Auditorium Cora Ferro Calabrese, Sala Pampa Submarina, 1st Floor (Ruta Nacional Secundaria 112, Heredia, Costa Rica)

Topics and Panelists:
〰 Jorge Jiménez, Regional advisor at @fundacionmarviva and Project Leader of the Thermal Dome initiative for the SARGADOM project
"The Importance of the Thermal Dome in the Eastern Tropical Pacific"
〰 Hervé Claustre, CNRS Senior Scientist at LOV joint research unit, @Institut de la Mer de Villefranche @sorbonne_univ "The Argo Dome Project in the Thermal Dome"
〰 Daniela García Sánchez, Research Fellow in Economic policy and natural resources at the National University of Costa Rica @una.ac.cr "Analysis of the economic impact of the Thermal Dome in the Eastern Tropical Pacific"
  • [SAVE THE DATE] June 7 🥐 Breakfast at Immersed in Change Conference in Costa Rica.

〰 The SARGADOM research project team is organizing a breakfast discussion:
on how Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) as an Area-Based Management Tool (ABMT) could contribute to the 30x30 conservation target, including in the high seas, and to the #SDG14.
〰 If you are interested in the event, please visit our website to register.

#CISOS24 #ImmersedinChange conference.

🗓 Friday, 7 June 2024
🕢 7:30 - 9:00 AM CST
📍 Hotel Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San José, Costa Rica (in front of National Convention Center)
🇬🇧 Event in English & Spanish 🇨🇷

A Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) is an area that needs special protection through action by IMO because of its significance for recognized ecological or socio-economic or scientific reasons and which may be vulnerable to damage by international maritime activities. The criteria for the identification of particularly sensitive sea areas and the criteria for the designation of special areas are not mutually exclusive. In many cases a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area may be identified within a Special Area and vice versa. Source: @imo_hq

Event organized by the partners of the project: @fundacionmarviva, @sargassoseacmsn @universitebrest, French Facility for Global Environment, @ofbiodiversite
  • Mar Viva has produced a guidance document for understanding the United Nations Treaty for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction. 

The report is dedicated to spreading knowledge and improving understanding of what the BBNJ treaty entails, both for the general public and for government officials in charge of implementing it.

The report was written by Sonia Angélica Jurado Caicedo, the brilliant project lead for the Thermal Dome as part of the SARGADOM project! With a background in law and a master’s degree in International Affairs from Universidad Externado de Colombia, Sonia has been a driving force in the field of international affairs, environmental multilateralism, ocean governance, and sustainable development since 2016.

The report is available in English and Spanish on Mar Viva’s website!

#un #marinebiodiversity #sustainability #oceangovernance #environmentallaw #publication
  • The Scientific-Academic Forum: Congress of Integration of Knowledge for a Sustainable Ocean, CISOS24, will take place from June 3-6, just before the Immersed in Change conference to be held in Costa Rica on June 7th and 8th.

The objectives of the Congress are:
* Generate recommendations from the integration of academic and non-academic knowledge to ensure actions around ocean sustainability.
* To demonstrate scientific, technological, experiential and community management contributions, among others, in the fulfillment of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
* Open a space for interaction to create synergies between diverse actors and views on the challenges of ocean sustainability in the next decade.
* Formulate prospective scenarios on the future of the ocean to contribute to action planning in line with the objectives of the decade of ocean sciences.
The event will be held at the Cora Ferro Calabrese Auditorium of the National University and other venues in public universities and coastal communities.

The organization will be in charge of the five public universities, Universidad de Costa Rica, Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Universidad Estatal a Distancia de Costa Rica, Universidad Técnica Nacional (UTN) and the Universidad Nacional Costa Rica, UNA as the leader of the organization. With the collaboration of the National Academy of Sciences of Costa Rica and the French Embassy.
In order to prepare for the early operationalization and implementation of the BBNJ Agreement for the protection of the high seas, delegations and experts made progress at the @unitednations headquarters in New York at the first meeting of the Preparatory Commission for the Entry Into Force of the BBNJ Agreement (BBNJ PrepCom).

👀 Here's a quick summary of the last 3 days.

☝ Ratification by 60 countries is required. The clock is ticking, 7 countries have ratified the agreement to date. The objective is to reach the required number of ratifications by the time of the United Nations Ocean Conference (UNOC3) next June in Nice, France.

Many thanks to Sonia @angelicajuradoc, SARGADOM project coordinator at @fundacionmarviva, our on-the-spot reporter!
In order to prepare for the early operationalization and implementation of the BBNJ Agreement for the protection of the high seas, delegations and experts made progress at the @unitednations headquarters in New York at the first meeting of the Preparatory Commission for the Entry Into Force of the BBNJ Agreement (BBNJ PrepCom).

👀 Here's a quick summary of the last 3 days.

☝ Ratification by 60 countries is required. The clock is ticking, 7 countries have ratified the agreement to date. The objective is to reach the required number of ratifications by the time of the United Nations Ocean Conference (UNOC3) next June in Nice, France.

Many thanks to Sonia @angelicajuradoc, SARGADOM project coordinator at @fundacionmarviva, our on-the-spot reporter!
In order to prepare for the early operationalization and implementation of the BBNJ Agreement for the protection of the high seas, delegations and experts made progress at the @unitednations headquarters in New York at the first meeting of the Preparatory Commission for the Entry Into Force of the BBNJ Agreement (BBNJ PrepCom).

👀 Here's a quick summary of the last 3 days.

☝ Ratification by 60 countries is required. The clock is ticking, 7 countries have ratified the agreement to date. The objective is to reach the required number of ratifications by the time of the United Nations Ocean Conference (UNOC3) next June in Nice, France.

Many thanks to Sonia @angelicajuradoc, SARGADOM project coordinator at @fundacionmarviva, our on-the-spot reporter!
In order to prepare for the early operationalization and implementation of the BBNJ Agreement for the protection of the high seas, delegations and experts made progress at the @unitednations headquarters in New York at the first meeting of the Preparatory Commission for the Entry Into Force of the BBNJ Agreement (BBNJ PrepCom).

👀 Here's a quick summary of the last 3 days.

☝ Ratification by 60 countries is required. The clock is ticking, 7 countries have ratified the agreement to date. The objective is to reach the required number of ratifications by the time of the United Nations Ocean Conference (UNOC3) next June in Nice, France.

Many thanks to Sonia @angelicajuradoc, SARGADOM project coordinator at @fundacionmarviva, our on-the-spot reporter!
In order to prepare for the early operationalization and implementation of the BBNJ Agreement for the protection of the high seas, delegations and experts made progress at the @unitednations headquarters in New York at the first meeting of the Preparatory Commission for the Entry Into Force of the BBNJ Agreement (BBNJ PrepCom).

👀 Here's a quick summary of the last 3 days.

☝ Ratification by 60 countries is required. The clock is ticking, 7 countries have ratified the agreement to date. The objective is to reach the required number of ratifications by the time of the United Nations Ocean Conference (UNOC3) next June in Nice, France.

Many thanks to Sonia @angelicajuradoc, SARGADOM project coordinator at @fundacionmarviva, our on-the-spot reporter!
In order to prepare for the early operationalization and implementation of the BBNJ Agreement for the protection of the high seas, delegations and experts made progress at the @unitednations headquarters in New York at the first meeting of the Preparatory Commission for the Entry Into Force of the BBNJ Agreement (BBNJ PrepCom).

👀 Here's a quick summary of the last 3 days.

☝ Ratification by 60 countries is required. The clock is ticking, 7 countries have ratified the agreement to date. The objective is to reach the required number of ratifications by the time of the United Nations Ocean Conference (UNOC3) next June in Nice, France.

Many thanks to Sonia @angelicajuradoc, SARGADOM project coordinator at @fundacionmarviva, our on-the-spot reporter!
In order to prepare for the early operationalization and implementation of the BBNJ Agreement for the protection of the high seas, delegations and experts made progress at the @unitednations headquarters in New York at the first meeting of the Preparatory Commission for the Entry Into Force of the BBNJ Agreement (BBNJ PrepCom).

👀 Here's a quick summary of the last 3 days.

☝ Ratification by 60 countries is required. The clock is ticking, 7 countries have ratified the agreement to date. The objective is to reach the required number of ratifications by the time of the United Nations Ocean Conference (UNOC3) next June in Nice, France.

Many thanks to Sonia @angelicajuradoc, SARGADOM project coordinator at @fundacionmarviva, our on-the-spot reporter!
In order to prepare for the early operationalization and implementation of the BBNJ Agreement for the protection of the high seas, delegations and experts made progress at the @unitednations headquarters in New York at the first meeting of the Preparatory Commission for the Entry Into Force of the BBNJ Agreement (BBNJ PrepCom). 👀 Here's a quick summary of the last 3 days. ☝ Ratification by 60 countries is required. The clock is ticking, 7 countries have ratified the agreement to date. The objective is to reach the required number of ratifications by the time of the United Nations Ocean Conference (UNOC3) next June in Nice, France. Many thanks to Sonia @angelicajuradoc, SARGADOM project coordinator at @fundacionmarviva, our on-the-spot reporter!
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There's still time to register for tomorrow's Side Event! // Aún está a tiempo de inscribirse en el evento paralelo de mañana.
#ImmersedinChange #CISOS24

Event in English and Español

The detailed program is now available below // Ya está disponible el programa detallado
👉https://tinyurl.com/pssa-side-event
-
@fundacionmarviva @sargassoseacmsn @universitebrest @ofbiodiversite #French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM)
There's still time to register for tomorrow's Side Event! // Aún está a tiempo de inscribirse en el evento paralelo de mañana.
#ImmersedinChange #CISOS24

Event in English and Español

The detailed program is now available below // Ya está disponible el programa detallado
👉https://tinyurl.com/pssa-side-event
-
@fundacionmarviva @sargassoseacmsn @universitebrest @ofbiodiversite #French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM)
There's still time to register for tomorrow's Side Event! // Aún está a tiempo de inscribirse en el evento paralelo de mañana.
#ImmersedinChange #CISOS24

Event in English and Español

The detailed program is now available below // Ya está disponible el programa detallado
👉https://tinyurl.com/pssa-side-event
-
@fundacionmarviva @sargassoseacmsn @universitebrest @ofbiodiversite #French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM)
There's still time to register for tomorrow's Side Event! // Aún está a tiempo de inscribirse en el evento paralelo de mañana.
#ImmersedinChange #CISOS24

Event in English and Español

The detailed program is now available below // Ya está disponible el programa detallado
👉https://tinyurl.com/pssa-side-event
-
@fundacionmarviva @sargassoseacmsn @universitebrest @ofbiodiversite #French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM)
There's still time to register for tomorrow's Side Event! // Aún está a tiempo de inscribirse en el evento paralelo de mañana. #ImmersedinChange #CISOS24 Event in English and Español The detailed program is now available below // Ya está disponible el programa detallado 👉https://tinyurl.com/pssa-side-event - @fundacionmarviva @sargassoseacmsn @universitebrest @ofbiodiversite #French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM)
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📢 Upcoming Scientific Event at the Congress on the integration of knowledge for a sustainable ocean #CISOS24 - Panel #DeepSea & #ThermalDome

🗓 June 5, 10:00-12:00 AM 

📍 UNA - Centro Universitario Emilia Prieto Tugores - Campus Higuerón, Institutional Auditorium Cora Ferro Calabrese, Sala Pampa Submarina, 1st Floor (Ruta Nacional Secundaria 112, Heredia, Costa Rica)

Topics and Panelists:
〰 Jorge Jiménez, Regional advisor at @fundacionmarviva and Project Leader of the Thermal Dome initiative for the SARGADOM project
"The Importance of the Thermal Dome in the Eastern Tropical Pacific"
〰 Hervé Claustre, CNRS Senior Scientist at LOV joint research unit, @Institut de la Mer de Villefranche @sorbonne_univ "The Argo Dome Project in the Thermal Dome"
〰 Daniela García Sánchez, Research Fellow in Economic policy and natural resources at the National University of Costa Rica @una.ac.cr "Analysis of the economic impact of the Thermal Dome in the Eastern Tropical Pacific"
📢 Upcoming Scientific Event at the Congress on the integration of knowledge for a sustainable ocean #CISOS24 - Panel #DeepSea & #ThermalDome 🗓 June 5, 10:00-12:00 AM 📍 UNA - Centro Universitario Emilia Prieto Tugores - Campus Higuerón, Institutional Auditorium Cora Ferro Calabrese, Sala Pampa Submarina, 1st Floor (Ruta Nacional Secundaria 112, Heredia, Costa Rica) Topics and Panelists: 〰 Jorge Jiménez, Regional advisor at @fundacionmarviva and Project Leader of the Thermal Dome initiative for the SARGADOM project "The Importance of the Thermal Dome in the Eastern Tropical Pacific" 〰 Hervé Claustre, CNRS Senior Scientist at LOV joint research unit, @Institut de la Mer de Villefranche @sorbonne_univ "The Argo Dome Project in the Thermal Dome" 〰 Daniela García Sánchez, Research Fellow in Economic policy and natural resources at the National University of Costa Rica @una.ac.cr "Analysis of the economic impact of the Thermal Dome in the Eastern Tropical Pacific"
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[SAVE THE DATE] June 7 🥐 Breakfast at Immersed in Change Conference in Costa Rica.

〰 The SARGADOM research project team is organizing a breakfast discussion:
on how Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) as an Area-Based Management Tool (ABMT) could contribute to the 30x30 conservation target, including in the high seas, and to the #SDG14.
〰 If you are interested in the event, please visit our website to register.

#CISOS24 #ImmersedinChange conference.

🗓 Friday, 7 June 2024
🕢 7:30 - 9:00 AM CST
📍 Hotel Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San José, Costa Rica (in front of National Convention Center)
🇬🇧 Event in English & Spanish 🇨🇷

A Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) is an area that needs special protection through action by IMO because of its significance for recognized ecological or socio-economic or scientific reasons and which may be vulnerable to damage by international maritime activities. The criteria for the identification of particularly sensitive sea areas and the criteria for the designation of special areas are not mutually exclusive. In many cases a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area may be identified within a Special Area and vice versa. Source: @imo_hq

Event organized by the partners of the project: @fundacionmarviva, @sargassoseacmsn @universitebrest, French Facility for Global Environment, @ofbiodiversite
[SAVE THE DATE] June 7 🥐 Breakfast at Immersed in Change Conference in Costa Rica. 〰 The SARGADOM research project team is organizing a breakfast discussion: on how Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) as an Area-Based Management Tool (ABMT) could contribute to the 30x30 conservation target, including in the high seas, and to the #SDG14. 〰 If you are interested in the event, please visit our website to register. #CISOS24 #ImmersedinChange conference. 🗓 Friday, 7 June 2024 🕢 7:30 - 9:00 AM CST 📍 Hotel Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San José, Costa Rica (in front of National Convention Center) 🇬🇧 Event in English & Spanish 🇨🇷 A Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) is an area that needs special protection through action by IMO because of its significance for recognized ecological or socio-economic or scientific reasons and which may be vulnerable to damage by international maritime activities. The criteria for the identification of particularly sensitive sea areas and the criteria for the designation of special areas are not mutually exclusive. In many cases a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area may be identified within a Special Area and vice versa. Source: @imo_hq Event organized by the partners of the project: @fundacionmarviva, @sargassoseacmsn @universitebrest, French Facility for Global Environment, @ofbiodiversite
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Mar Viva has produced a guidance document for understanding the United Nations Treaty for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction. 

The report is dedicated to spreading knowledge and improving understanding of what the BBNJ treaty entails, both for the general public and for government officials in charge of implementing it.

The report was written by Sonia Angélica Jurado Caicedo, the brilliant project lead for the Thermal Dome as part of the SARGADOM project! With a background in law and a master’s degree in International Affairs from Universidad Externado de Colombia, Sonia has been a driving force in the field of international affairs, environmental multilateralism, ocean governance, and sustainable development since 2016.

The report is available in English and Spanish on Mar Viva’s website!

#un #marinebiodiversity #sustainability #oceangovernance #environmentallaw #publication
Mar Viva has produced a guidance document for understanding the United Nations Treaty for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction. The report is dedicated to spreading knowledge and improving understanding of what the BBNJ treaty entails, both for the general public and for government officials in charge of implementing it. The report was written by Sonia Angélica Jurado Caicedo, the brilliant project lead for the Thermal Dome as part of the SARGADOM project! With a background in law and a master’s degree in International Affairs from Universidad Externado de Colombia, Sonia has been a driving force in the field of international affairs, environmental multilateralism, ocean governance, and sustainable development since 2016. The report is available in English and Spanish on Mar Viva’s website! #un #marinebiodiversity #sustainability #oceangovernance #environmentallaw #publication
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The Scientific-Academic Forum: Congress of Integration of Knowledge for a Sustainable Ocean, CISOS24, will take place from June 3-6, just before the Immersed in Change conference to be held in Costa Rica on June 7th and 8th.

The objectives of the Congress are:
* Generate recommendations from the integration of academic and non-academic knowledge to ensure actions around ocean sustainability.
* To demonstrate scientific, technological, experiential and community management contributions, among others, in the fulfillment of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
* Open a space for interaction to create synergies between diverse actors and views on the challenges of ocean sustainability in the next decade.
* Formulate prospective scenarios on the future of the ocean to contribute to action planning in line with the objectives of the decade of ocean sciences.
The event will be held at the Cora Ferro Calabrese Auditorium of the National University and other venues in public universities and coastal communities.

The organization will be in charge of the five public universities, Universidad de Costa Rica, Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Universidad Estatal a Distancia de Costa Rica, Universidad Técnica Nacional (UTN) and the Universidad Nacional Costa Rica, UNA as the leader of the organization. With the collaboration of the National Academy of Sciences of Costa Rica and the French Embassy.
The Scientific-Academic Forum: Congress of Integration of Knowledge for a Sustainable Ocean, CISOS24, will take place from June 3-6, just before the Immersed in Change conference to be held in Costa Rica on June 7th and 8th. The objectives of the Congress are: * Generate recommendations from the integration of academic and non-academic knowledge to ensure actions around ocean sustainability. * To demonstrate scientific, technological, experiential and community management contributions, among others, in the fulfillment of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. * Open a space for interaction to create synergies between diverse actors and views on the challenges of ocean sustainability in the next decade. * Formulate prospective scenarios on the future of the ocean to contribute to action planning in line with the objectives of the decade of ocean sciences.
The event will be held at the Cora Ferro Calabrese Auditorium of the National University and other venues in public universities and coastal communities. The organization will be in charge of the five public universities, Universidad de Costa Rica, Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Universidad Estatal a Distancia de Costa Rica, Universidad Técnica Nacional (UTN) and the Universidad Nacional Costa Rica, UNA as the leader of the organization. With the collaboration of the National Academy of Sciences of Costa Rica and the French Embassy.
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PARTNERS

SARGADOM is the result of an international collaboration between research institutes, NGOs, marine area managers and public funders.

FUNDERS

Fonds français pour l’environnement mondial

French Biodiversity Agency

Global Environment Facility