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
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Upcoming

Immersed in Change conference

Several members of the SARGADOM project will attend the Immersed in Change conference (also called “pre-UNOC Conference”) in San José, Costa Rica from June 7 to 8, 2024 at the High Level event and the scientific conference from June 3 to 5.

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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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  • “Member States of the United Nations Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) met in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, from 12 to 17 February 2024 to address issues of critical importance in response to the global #biodiversity crisis to safeguard the future of migratory species.

Following very intense and controversial discussions throughout the whole week, the Convention parties agreed not to engage in deep-sea mining activities until sufficient and robust scientific information has been obtained to ensure that no harmful effects to migratory species, their prey and their ecosystems are caused.”

This resolution, agreed by the 133 member states of the convention, could have far reaching consequences for deep sea mining. 

🗒info via Ocean Care @oceancare_icare 

#deepseamining #cms #migratoryspeciesconservation #migratory #atlaticocean #pacificocean #sargadom #bbnj
  • 🌊 Exciting News! The SARGADOM project has been endorsed by the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) under the Marine Life 2030 program! 🌊

We are thrilled to share that our project focusing on exploring hybrid governance for the management and protection of the High Seas using two study sites, the Sargasso Sea and the Thermal Dome, has received this prestigious recognition.

The SARGADOM project aims to address the pressing challenges faced by these vital oceanic regions through science-led innovative governance approaches. By bringing together state and non-state actors, we’re working to develop effective strategies for sustainable management and biodiversity conservation.

This endorsement underscores the significance of our collaborative efforts in advancing global initiatives for the conservation of the high seas.  It’s a testament to the dedication and expertise of our team and partners.

We’re committed to leveraging this momentum to drive meaningful progress towards a healthier and more resilient ocean environment for generations to come. Thank you to everyone involved in making this achievement possible!

Read more on our website (link in bio)!

#SARGADOM #OceanConservation #SustainableDevelopment #MarineLife2030 #UNDecadeofOceanScience #MarineConservation
  • The #raceforratification is on for the high seas treaty! Earlier this week, Palau 🇵🇼 became the first nation to deposit an instrument of ratification for the treaty to the UN Secretary General. 

Ratification is the process by which states agree to be formally bound by the treaty, and it can take a while as it requires a decision by government, and can mean that domestic laws must be changed to comply with the treaty.

Last week, Chile 🇨🇱 agreed to support the treaty domestically, but are yet to deposit their instrument if ratification. Chile is a great advocate for the ocean and the Chilean government has announced its desire for the Secretariat of the high seas treaty to sit in Chile. 

The SARGADOM project commends states for signing and ratifying the treaty, and hopes the required 60 ratifications can be reached swiftly so that implementation of the treaty can proceed without delay. #unoc #nice2025 #oceanconservation #highseas #highseastreaty #multilateralism #bbnj

📸 Image credit: UN photo
  • Happy new year! ✨💫⭐️ The #SARGADOM project wrapped up its second year in 2023. We are gearing up for many more exciting activities in 2024! Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin, and visit our website for updates!
  • COP28 begins in Dubai, UAE today - under the UNFCCC, each party has agreed to “avoid dangerous climate change” and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The ocean, and the high seas in particular, can play a huge role in climate change mitigation in the nature based solutions they provide. Keeping the Thermal Dome and the Sargasso Sea healthy means that these areas of the ocean can continue to support complex marine ecosystems that sequester huge amounts of carbon.
  • The SARGADOM project held its third steering committee meeting two weeks ago in Costa Rica. This meeting reviewed the second annual report and wrapped up the second year of the project. Now that all of our implementing partner reports are in, the socio-ecosystem diagnostic analyses for both sites can be put together. In addition, a gaps analysis will be undertaken for both sites and priorities for collecting data will be identified. This comprehensive scientific understanding of the two sites will allow for the development of governance models. 

Since the start of the project, the BBNJ agreement final text has been adopted, and the project recognised the importance of the work being done reacting to, and informing, the BBNJ agreement. 

The project also has a large communications and capacity building component - the development of a massive open online course and a knowledge base on high seas governance are in the works. 

@fundacionmarviva @sargassoseacmsn @universitebrest @ofbiodiversite
  • The SARGADOM project had a whirlwind week in Edinburgh at the beginning of October! Representatives of the two focal sites @fundacionmarviva and 
@sargassoseacmsn of the project spoke as part of the first BBNJ Symposium in Edinburgh, about the lessons they had learned from endeavours to conserve high seas areas without a holistic framework in place. The BBNJ agreement (not in force just yet) will for the first time allow for internationally legally binding marine protected areas to be created on the high seas. 

In addition, before the BBNJ symposium the Sargasso Sea Commission held meetings on their separate but complementary GEF project, and held a stakeholder consultation meeting about science and conservation for the Sargasso Sea. After the BBNJ symposium, an iAtlantic Assembly was held, focusing on scientific inputs.
  • The 28th session of the @isba_hq assembly and council (part III) is taking place in Jamaica right now. SARGADOM has partnered with Dr Catherine Blanchard to get her day to day observations. Follow her coverage at our website (link in bio) - https://sargadom.com/isa-council-meeting-november-2023/

Photo credit: Photo by IISD/ENB | Diego Noguera
“Member States of the United Nations Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) met in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, from 12 to 17 February 2024 to address issues of critical importance in response to the global #biodiversity crisis to safeguard the future of migratory species.

Following very intense and controversial discussions throughout the whole week, the Convention parties agreed not to engage in deep-sea mining activities until sufficient and robust scientific information has been obtained to ensure that no harmful effects to migratory species, their prey and their ecosystems are caused.”

This resolution, agreed by the 133 member states of the convention, could have far reaching consequences for deep sea mining. 

🗒info via Ocean Care @oceancare_icare 

#deepseamining #cms #migratoryspeciesconservation #migratory #atlaticocean #pacificocean #sargadom #bbnj
“Member States of the United Nations Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) met in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, from 12 to 17 February 2024 to address issues of critical importance in response to the global #biodiversity crisis to safeguard the future of migratory species.

Following very intense and controversial discussions throughout the whole week, the Convention parties agreed not to engage in deep-sea mining activities until sufficient and robust scientific information has been obtained to ensure that no harmful effects to migratory species, their prey and their ecosystems are caused.”

This resolution, agreed by the 133 member states of the convention, could have far reaching consequences for deep sea mining. 

🗒info via Ocean Care @oceancare_icare 

#deepseamining #cms #migratoryspeciesconservation #migratory #atlaticocean #pacificocean #sargadom #bbnj
“Member States of the United Nations Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) met in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, from 12 to 17 February 2024 to address issues of critical importance in response to the global #biodiversity crisis to safeguard the future of migratory species.

Following very intense and controversial discussions throughout the whole week, the Convention parties agreed not to engage in deep-sea mining activities until sufficient and robust scientific information has been obtained to ensure that no harmful effects to migratory species, their prey and their ecosystems are caused.”

This resolution, agreed by the 133 member states of the convention, could have far reaching consequences for deep sea mining. 

🗒info via Ocean Care @oceancare_icare 

#deepseamining #cms #migratoryspeciesconservation #migratory #atlaticocean #pacificocean #sargadom #bbnj
“Member States of the United Nations Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) met in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, from 12 to 17 February 2024 to address issues of critical importance in response to the global #biodiversity crisis to safeguard the future of migratory species.

Following very intense and controversial discussions throughout the whole week, the Convention parties agreed not to engage in deep-sea mining activities until sufficient and robust scientific information has been obtained to ensure that no harmful effects to migratory species, their prey and their ecosystems are caused.”

This resolution, agreed by the 133 member states of the convention, could have far reaching consequences for deep sea mining. 

🗒info via Ocean Care @oceancare_icare 

#deepseamining #cms #migratoryspeciesconservation #migratory #atlaticocean #pacificocean #sargadom #bbnj
“Member States of the United Nations Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) met in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, from 12 to 17 February 2024 to address issues of critical importance in response to the global #biodiversity crisis to safeguard the future of migratory species. Following very intense and controversial discussions throughout the whole week, the Convention parties agreed not to engage in deep-sea mining activities until sufficient and robust scientific information has been obtained to ensure that no harmful effects to migratory species, their prey and their ecosystems are caused.” This resolution, agreed by the 133 member states of the convention, could have far reaching consequences for deep sea mining. 🗒info via Ocean Care @oceancare_icare #deepseamining #cms #migratoryspeciesconservation #migratory #atlaticocean #pacificocean #sargadom #bbnj
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🌊 Exciting News! The SARGADOM project has been endorsed by the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) under the Marine Life 2030 program! 🌊

We are thrilled to share that our project focusing on exploring hybrid governance for the management and protection of the High Seas using two study sites, the Sargasso Sea and the Thermal Dome, has received this prestigious recognition.

The SARGADOM project aims to address the pressing challenges faced by these vital oceanic regions through science-led innovative governance approaches. By bringing together state and non-state actors, we’re working to develop effective strategies for sustainable management and biodiversity conservation.

This endorsement underscores the significance of our collaborative efforts in advancing global initiatives for the conservation of the high seas.  It’s a testament to the dedication and expertise of our team and partners.

We’re committed to leveraging this momentum to drive meaningful progress towards a healthier and more resilient ocean environment for generations to come. Thank you to everyone involved in making this achievement possible!

Read more on our website (link in bio)!

#SARGADOM #OceanConservation #SustainableDevelopment #MarineLife2030 #UNDecadeofOceanScience #MarineConservation
🌊 Exciting News! The SARGADOM project has been endorsed by the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) under the Marine Life 2030 program! 🌊 We are thrilled to share that our project focusing on exploring hybrid governance for the management and protection of the High Seas using two study sites, the Sargasso Sea and the Thermal Dome, has received this prestigious recognition. The SARGADOM project aims to address the pressing challenges faced by these vital oceanic regions through science-led innovative governance approaches. By bringing together state and non-state actors, we’re working to develop effective strategies for sustainable management and biodiversity conservation. This endorsement underscores the significance of our collaborative efforts in advancing global initiatives for the conservation of the high seas. It’s a testament to the dedication and expertise of our team and partners. We’re committed to leveraging this momentum to drive meaningful progress towards a healthier and more resilient ocean environment for generations to come. Thank you to everyone involved in making this achievement possible! Read more on our website (link in bio)! #SARGADOM #OceanConservation #SustainableDevelopment #MarineLife2030 #UNDecadeofOceanScience #MarineConservation
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The #raceforratification is on for the high seas treaty! Earlier this week, Palau 🇵🇼 became the first nation to deposit an instrument of ratification for the treaty to the UN Secretary General. 

Ratification is the process by which states agree to be formally bound by the treaty, and it can take a while as it requires a decision by government, and can mean that domestic laws must be changed to comply with the treaty.

Last week, Chile 🇨🇱 agreed to support the treaty domestically, but are yet to deposit their instrument if ratification. Chile is a great advocate for the ocean and the Chilean government has announced its desire for the Secretariat of the high seas treaty to sit in Chile. 

The SARGADOM project commends states for signing and ratifying the treaty, and hopes the required 60 ratifications can be reached swiftly so that implementation of the treaty can proceed without delay. #unoc #nice2025 #oceanconservation #highseas #highseastreaty #multilateralism #bbnj

📸 Image credit: UN photo
The #raceforratification is on for the high seas treaty! Earlier this week, Palau 🇵🇼 became the first nation to deposit an instrument of ratification for the treaty to the UN Secretary General. 

Ratification is the process by which states agree to be formally bound by the treaty, and it can take a while as it requires a decision by government, and can mean that domestic laws must be changed to comply with the treaty.

Last week, Chile 🇨🇱 agreed to support the treaty domestically, but are yet to deposit their instrument if ratification. Chile is a great advocate for the ocean and the Chilean government has announced its desire for the Secretariat of the high seas treaty to sit in Chile. 

The SARGADOM project commends states for signing and ratifying the treaty, and hopes the required 60 ratifications can be reached swiftly so that implementation of the treaty can proceed without delay. #unoc #nice2025 #oceanconservation #highseas #highseastreaty #multilateralism #bbnj

📸 Image credit: UN photo
The #raceforratification is on for the high seas treaty! Earlier this week, Palau 🇵🇼 became the first nation to deposit an instrument of ratification for the treaty to the UN Secretary General. 

Ratification is the process by which states agree to be formally bound by the treaty, and it can take a while as it requires a decision by government, and can mean that domestic laws must be changed to comply with the treaty.

Last week, Chile 🇨🇱 agreed to support the treaty domestically, but are yet to deposit their instrument if ratification. Chile is a great advocate for the ocean and the Chilean government has announced its desire for the Secretariat of the high seas treaty to sit in Chile. 

The SARGADOM project commends states for signing and ratifying the treaty, and hopes the required 60 ratifications can be reached swiftly so that implementation of the treaty can proceed without delay. #unoc #nice2025 #oceanconservation #highseas #highseastreaty #multilateralism #bbnj

📸 Image credit: UN photo
The #raceforratification is on for the high seas treaty! Earlier this week, Palau 🇵🇼 became the first nation to deposit an instrument of ratification for the treaty to the UN Secretary General. 

Ratification is the process by which states agree to be formally bound by the treaty, and it can take a while as it requires a decision by government, and can mean that domestic laws must be changed to comply with the treaty.

Last week, Chile 🇨🇱 agreed to support the treaty domestically, but are yet to deposit their instrument if ratification. Chile is a great advocate for the ocean and the Chilean government has announced its desire for the Secretariat of the high seas treaty to sit in Chile. 

The SARGADOM project commends states for signing and ratifying the treaty, and hopes the required 60 ratifications can be reached swiftly so that implementation of the treaty can proceed without delay. #unoc #nice2025 #oceanconservation #highseas #highseastreaty #multilateralism #bbnj

📸 Image credit: UN photo
The #raceforratification is on for the high seas treaty! Earlier this week, Palau 🇵🇼 became the first nation to deposit an instrument of ratification for the treaty to the UN Secretary General. 

Ratification is the process by which states agree to be formally bound by the treaty, and it can take a while as it requires a decision by government, and can mean that domestic laws must be changed to comply with the treaty.

Last week, Chile 🇨🇱 agreed to support the treaty domestically, but are yet to deposit their instrument if ratification. Chile is a great advocate for the ocean and the Chilean government has announced its desire for the Secretariat of the high seas treaty to sit in Chile. 

The SARGADOM project commends states for signing and ratifying the treaty, and hopes the required 60 ratifications can be reached swiftly so that implementation of the treaty can proceed without delay. #unoc #nice2025 #oceanconservation #highseas #highseastreaty #multilateralism #bbnj

📸 Image credit: UN photo
The #raceforratification is on for the high seas treaty! Earlier this week, Palau 🇵🇼 became the first nation to deposit an instrument of ratification for the treaty to the UN Secretary General. 

Ratification is the process by which states agree to be formally bound by the treaty, and it can take a while as it requires a decision by government, and can mean that domestic laws must be changed to comply with the treaty.

Last week, Chile 🇨🇱 agreed to support the treaty domestically, but are yet to deposit their instrument if ratification. Chile is a great advocate for the ocean and the Chilean government has announced its desire for the Secretariat of the high seas treaty to sit in Chile. 

The SARGADOM project commends states for signing and ratifying the treaty, and hopes the required 60 ratifications can be reached swiftly so that implementation of the treaty can proceed without delay. #unoc #nice2025 #oceanconservation #highseas #highseastreaty #multilateralism #bbnj

📸 Image credit: UN photo
The #raceforratification is on for the high seas treaty! Earlier this week, Palau 🇵🇼 became the first nation to deposit an instrument of ratification for the treaty to the UN Secretary General. Ratification is the process by which states agree to be formally bound by the treaty, and it can take a while as it requires a decision by government, and can mean that domestic laws must be changed to comply with the treaty. Last week, Chile 🇨🇱 agreed to support the treaty domestically, but are yet to deposit their instrument if ratification. Chile is a great advocate for the ocean and the Chilean government has announced its desire for the Secretariat of the high seas treaty to sit in Chile. The SARGADOM project commends states for signing and ratifying the treaty, and hopes the required 60 ratifications can be reached swiftly so that implementation of the treaty can proceed without delay. #unoc #nice2025 #oceanconservation #highseas #highseastreaty #multilateralism #bbnj 📸 Image credit: UN photo
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Happy new year! ✨💫⭐️ The #SARGADOM project wrapped up its second year in 2023. We are gearing up for many more exciting activities in 2024! Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin, and visit our website for updates!
Happy new year! ✨💫⭐️ The #SARGADOM project wrapped up its second year in 2023. We are gearing up for many more exciting activities in 2024! Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin, and visit our website for updates!
Happy new year! ✨💫⭐️ The #SARGADOM project wrapped up its second year in 2023. We are gearing up for many more exciting activities in 2024! Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin, and visit our website for updates!
Happy new year! ✨💫⭐️ The #SARGADOM project wrapped up its second year in 2023. We are gearing up for many more exciting activities in 2024! Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin, and visit our website for updates!
Happy new year! ✨💫⭐️ The #SARGADOM project wrapped up its second year in 2023. We are gearing up for many more exciting activities in 2024! Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin, and visit our website for updates!
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COP28 begins in Dubai, UAE today - under the UNFCCC, each party has agreed to “avoid dangerous climate change” and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The ocean, and the high seas in particular, can play a huge role in climate change mitigation in the nature based solutions they provide. Keeping the Thermal Dome and the Sargasso Sea healthy means that these areas of the ocean can continue to support complex marine ecosystems that sequester huge amounts of carbon.
COP28 begins in Dubai, UAE today - under the UNFCCC, each party has agreed to “avoid dangerous climate change” and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The ocean, and the high seas in particular, can play a huge role in climate change mitigation in the nature based solutions they provide. Keeping the Thermal Dome and the Sargasso Sea healthy means that these areas of the ocean can continue to support complex marine ecosystems that sequester huge amounts of carbon.
COP28 begins in Dubai, UAE today - under the UNFCCC, each party has agreed to “avoid dangerous climate change” and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The ocean, and the high seas in particular, can play a huge role in climate change mitigation in the nature based solutions they provide. Keeping the Thermal Dome and the Sargasso Sea healthy means that these areas of the ocean can continue to support complex marine ecosystems that sequester huge amounts of carbon.
COP28 begins in Dubai, UAE today - under the UNFCCC, each party has agreed to “avoid dangerous climate change” and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The ocean, and the high seas in particular, can play a huge role in climate change mitigation in the nature based solutions they provide. Keeping the Thermal Dome and the Sargasso Sea healthy means that these areas of the ocean can continue to support complex marine ecosystems that sequester huge amounts of carbon.
COP28 begins in Dubai, UAE today - under the UNFCCC, each party has agreed to “avoid dangerous climate change” and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The ocean, and the high seas in particular, can play a huge role in climate change mitigation in the nature based solutions they provide. Keeping the Thermal Dome and the Sargasso Sea healthy means that these areas of the ocean can continue to support complex marine ecosystems that sequester huge amounts of carbon.
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The SARGADOM project held its third steering committee meeting two weeks ago in Costa Rica. This meeting reviewed the second annual report and wrapped up the second year of the project. Now that all of our implementing partner reports are in, the socio-ecosystem diagnostic analyses for both sites can be put together. In addition, a gaps analysis will be undertaken for both sites and priorities for collecting data will be identified. This comprehensive scientific understanding of the two sites will allow for the development of governance models. 

Since the start of the project, the BBNJ agreement final text has been adopted, and the project recognised the importance of the work being done reacting to, and informing, the BBNJ agreement. 

The project also has a large communications and capacity building component - the development of a massive open online course and a knowledge base on high seas governance are in the works. 

@fundacionmarviva @sargassoseacmsn @universitebrest @ofbiodiversite
The SARGADOM project held its third steering committee meeting two weeks ago in Costa Rica. This meeting reviewed the second annual report and wrapped up the second year of the project. Now that all of our implementing partner reports are in, the socio-ecosystem diagnostic analyses for both sites can be put together. In addition, a gaps analysis will be undertaken for both sites and priorities for collecting data will be identified. This comprehensive scientific understanding of the two sites will allow for the development of governance models. 

Since the start of the project, the BBNJ agreement final text has been adopted, and the project recognised the importance of the work being done reacting to, and informing, the BBNJ agreement. 

The project also has a large communications and capacity building component - the development of a massive open online course and a knowledge base on high seas governance are in the works. 

@fundacionmarviva @sargassoseacmsn @universitebrest @ofbiodiversite
The SARGADOM project held its third steering committee meeting two weeks ago in Costa Rica. This meeting reviewed the second annual report and wrapped up the second year of the project. Now that all of our implementing partner reports are in, the socio-ecosystem diagnostic analyses for both sites can be put together. In addition, a gaps analysis will be undertaken for both sites and priorities for collecting data will be identified. This comprehensive scientific understanding of the two sites will allow for the development of governance models. Since the start of the project, the BBNJ agreement final text has been adopted, and the project recognised the importance of the work being done reacting to, and informing, the BBNJ agreement. The project also has a large communications and capacity building component - the development of a massive open online course and a knowledge base on high seas governance are in the works. @fundacionmarviva @sargassoseacmsn @universitebrest @ofbiodiversite
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The SARGADOM project had a whirlwind week in Edinburgh at the beginning of October! Representatives of the two focal sites @fundacionmarviva and 
@sargassoseacmsn of the project spoke as part of the first BBNJ Symposium in Edinburgh, about the lessons they had learned from endeavours to conserve high seas areas without a holistic framework in place. The BBNJ agreement (not in force just yet) will for the first time allow for internationally legally binding marine protected areas to be created on the high seas. 

In addition, before the BBNJ symposium the Sargasso Sea Commission held meetings on their separate but complementary GEF project, and held a stakeholder consultation meeting about science and conservation for the Sargasso Sea. After the BBNJ symposium, an iAtlantic Assembly was held, focusing on scientific inputs.
The SARGADOM project had a whirlwind week in Edinburgh at the beginning of October! Representatives of the two focal sites @fundacionmarviva and 
@sargassoseacmsn of the project spoke as part of the first BBNJ Symposium in Edinburgh, about the lessons they had learned from endeavours to conserve high seas areas without a holistic framework in place. The BBNJ agreement (not in force just yet) will for the first time allow for internationally legally binding marine protected areas to be created on the high seas. 

In addition, before the BBNJ symposium the Sargasso Sea Commission held meetings on their separate but complementary GEF project, and held a stakeholder consultation meeting about science and conservation for the Sargasso Sea. After the BBNJ symposium, an iAtlantic Assembly was held, focusing on scientific inputs.
The SARGADOM project had a whirlwind week in Edinburgh at the beginning of October! Representatives of the two focal sites @fundacionmarviva and 
@sargassoseacmsn of the project spoke as part of the first BBNJ Symposium in Edinburgh, about the lessons they had learned from endeavours to conserve high seas areas without a holistic framework in place. The BBNJ agreement (not in force just yet) will for the first time allow for internationally legally binding marine protected areas to be created on the high seas. 

In addition, before the BBNJ symposium the Sargasso Sea Commission held meetings on their separate but complementary GEF project, and held a stakeholder consultation meeting about science and conservation for the Sargasso Sea. After the BBNJ symposium, an iAtlantic Assembly was held, focusing on scientific inputs.
The SARGADOM project had a whirlwind week in Edinburgh at the beginning of October! Representatives of the two focal sites @fundacionmarviva and 
@sargassoseacmsn of the project spoke as part of the first BBNJ Symposium in Edinburgh, about the lessons they had learned from endeavours to conserve high seas areas without a holistic framework in place. The BBNJ agreement (not in force just yet) will for the first time allow for internationally legally binding marine protected areas to be created on the high seas. 

In addition, before the BBNJ symposium the Sargasso Sea Commission held meetings on their separate but complementary GEF project, and held a stakeholder consultation meeting about science and conservation for the Sargasso Sea. After the BBNJ symposium, an iAtlantic Assembly was held, focusing on scientific inputs.
The SARGADOM project had a whirlwind week in Edinburgh at the beginning of October! Representatives of the two focal sites @fundacionmarviva and 
@sargassoseacmsn of the project spoke as part of the first BBNJ Symposium in Edinburgh, about the lessons they had learned from endeavours to conserve high seas areas without a holistic framework in place. The BBNJ agreement (not in force just yet) will for the first time allow for internationally legally binding marine protected areas to be created on the high seas. 

In addition, before the BBNJ symposium the Sargasso Sea Commission held meetings on their separate but complementary GEF project, and held a stakeholder consultation meeting about science and conservation for the Sargasso Sea. After the BBNJ symposium, an iAtlantic Assembly was held, focusing on scientific inputs.
The SARGADOM project had a whirlwind week in Edinburgh at the beginning of October! Representatives of the two focal sites @fundacionmarviva and 
@sargassoseacmsn of the project spoke as part of the first BBNJ Symposium in Edinburgh, about the lessons they had learned from endeavours to conserve high seas areas without a holistic framework in place. The BBNJ agreement (not in force just yet) will for the first time allow for internationally legally binding marine protected areas to be created on the high seas. 

In addition, before the BBNJ symposium the Sargasso Sea Commission held meetings on their separate but complementary GEF project, and held a stakeholder consultation meeting about science and conservation for the Sargasso Sea. After the BBNJ symposium, an iAtlantic Assembly was held, focusing on scientific inputs.
The SARGADOM project had a whirlwind week in Edinburgh at the beginning of October! Representatives of the two focal sites @fundacionmarviva and 
@sargassoseacmsn of the project spoke as part of the first BBNJ Symposium in Edinburgh, about the lessons they had learned from endeavours to conserve high seas areas without a holistic framework in place. The BBNJ agreement (not in force just yet) will for the first time allow for internationally legally binding marine protected areas to be created on the high seas. 

In addition, before the BBNJ symposium the Sargasso Sea Commission held meetings on their separate but complementary GEF project, and held a stakeholder consultation meeting about science and conservation for the Sargasso Sea. After the BBNJ symposium, an iAtlantic Assembly was held, focusing on scientific inputs.
The SARGADOM project had a whirlwind week in Edinburgh at the beginning of October! Representatives of the two focal sites @fundacionmarviva and 
@sargassoseacmsn of the project spoke as part of the first BBNJ Symposium in Edinburgh, about the lessons they had learned from endeavours to conserve high seas areas without a holistic framework in place. The BBNJ agreement (not in force just yet) will for the first time allow for internationally legally binding marine protected areas to be created on the high seas. 

In addition, before the BBNJ symposium the Sargasso Sea Commission held meetings on their separate but complementary GEF project, and held a stakeholder consultation meeting about science and conservation for the Sargasso Sea. After the BBNJ symposium, an iAtlantic Assembly was held, focusing on scientific inputs.
The SARGADOM project had a whirlwind week in Edinburgh at the beginning of October! Representatives of the two focal sites @fundacionmarviva and 
@sargassoseacmsn of the project spoke as part of the first BBNJ Symposium in Edinburgh, about the lessons they had learned from endeavours to conserve high seas areas without a holistic framework in place. The BBNJ agreement (not in force just yet) will for the first time allow for internationally legally binding marine protected areas to be created on the high seas. 

In addition, before the BBNJ symposium the Sargasso Sea Commission held meetings on their separate but complementary GEF project, and held a stakeholder consultation meeting about science and conservation for the Sargasso Sea. After the BBNJ symposium, an iAtlantic Assembly was held, focusing on scientific inputs.
The SARGADOM project had a whirlwind week in Edinburgh at the beginning of October! Representatives of the two focal sites @fundacionmarviva and @sargassoseacmsn of the project spoke as part of the first BBNJ Symposium in Edinburgh, about the lessons they had learned from endeavours to conserve high seas areas without a holistic framework in place. The BBNJ agreement (not in force just yet) will for the first time allow for internationally legally binding marine protected areas to be created on the high seas. In addition, before the BBNJ symposium the Sargasso Sea Commission held meetings on their separate but complementary GEF project, and held a stakeholder consultation meeting about science and conservation for the Sargasso Sea. After the BBNJ symposium, an iAtlantic Assembly was held, focusing on scientific inputs.
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The 28th session of the @isba_hq assembly and council (part III) is taking place in Jamaica right now. SARGADOM has partnered with Dr Catherine Blanchard to get her day to day observations. Follow her coverage at our website (link in bio) - https://sargadom.com/isa-council-meeting-november-2023/

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The 28th session of the @isba_hq assembly and council (part III) is taking place in Jamaica right now. SARGADOM has partnered with Dr Catherine Blanchard to get her day to day observations. Follow her coverage at our website (link in bio) - https://sargadom.com/isa-council-meeting-november-2023/ Photo credit: Photo by IISD/ENB | Diego Noguera
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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