Monitoring international negotiations

The members of the SARGADOM research project are committed to bringing you live coverage of international negotiations on ocean, climate and biodiversity. During major international meetings (the latest being the International Seabed Authority negotiations), delegations of researchers are accredited as observers to report on these crucial discussions, which will have an impact on the level of protection of marine biodiversity, with an expert’s eye, and a decoding of the issues at stake is also offered before, during and after the events. You can access our latest coverage below.

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Observers report live from the ISA Council

The International Seabed Authority is an International Organization based in Kingston. And it is under high pressure!

Its July negotiations on a Mining Code allowing the exploitation of seabed mineral resources just started.

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Post-2020 GBF: what’s next for the Ocean?

Adopted in Montreal last 19 December 2022, the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework includes several objectives and targets that cover the Ocean and coasts and aimed at transforming the way these ecosystems are managed. Their implementation however raises many challenges and requires, in particular, to integrate the GBF into intergovernmental marine-related organisations and to pay special attention to the high seas.

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IMPAC5 Conference

The fifth edition of the IMPAC5 Congress dedicated to Marine Protected Areas took place in Vancouver from 3 to 9 February 2022 under the auspices of IUCN.

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MarViva side event at Our Ocean

The Our Ocean Conferences were created to build partnerships between government, industry, science and civil society. Voluntary commitments are the core of the Our Ocean conferences, created to generate significant and meaningful actions towards a clean, healthy and productive ocean.

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BBNJ conference, IGC5 bis

SARGADOM attended the new round of negotiations on an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction.

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POGO Meeting

The POGO-24 meeting was postes by IFREMER (French National Institute for Ocean Science) in Toulon, France, from 23-26 January 2023.

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