Ocean Governance - Publications

Air pollution gives rise to acidification of the oceans

IUCN releases new guidance document on ocean acidification policy and governance options

IUCN has today released a guidance document to help conservation professionals better understanding the ocean acidification policy and governance landscape. The publication also issues recommendations on how this important issue can better be tackled collaboratively at an international level. …  

03 Jul 2014 | Downloads - publication

An Ecosystem Approach to
Management of Seamounts in
the Southern Indian Ocean

An Ecosystem Approach to Management of Seamounts in the Southern Indian Ocean

Within the framework of an IUCN/GEF/UNDP Southern Indian Ocean (SIO) Project, IUCN organized in Rome, on 16–17 July 2012, a Management Workshop on conservation and management measures applicable to high seas areas in the SIO. The objectives were to: (i) define the different elements of a governance plan for the region (specific objectives, actors, actions required for its implementation); and (ii) discuss ways towards achieving an operational management plan for the SIO (develop considerations for an ecosystem approach, identify options for monitoring, control and surveillance, etc.). …  

05 Apr 2013 | Downloads - publication

Conservacion y desarrollo sostenible del mar de Alboran

Conservación y desarrollo sostenible del mar de Alborán / Conservation et développement durable de la mer d’Alboran

Elementos estratégicos para su futura gestión / Éléments stratégiques pour sa gestion future …  

20 Dec 2012 | Downloads - publication

Mediterranean Submarine Canyons

Mediterranean Submarine Canyons

SUBMARINE CANYONS  AND MEDITERRANEAN ECOSYSTEM …  

19 Dec 2012 | Downloads - publication

Mediterranean Seagrass Meadows:
Resilience and Contribution to Climate Change Mitigation

Mediterranean Seagrass Meadows: Resilience and Contribution to Climate Change Mitigation

A Short Summary …  

19 Dec 2012 | Downloads - publication

Propuesta de una red representativa de áreas marinas protegidas en el mar de Alborán = Vers un réseau représentatif d'aires marines protégées dans la mer d'Alboran

Propuesta de una red representativa de áreas marinas protegidas en el mar de Alborán = Vers un réseau représentatif d'aires marines protégées dans la mer d'Alboran

El presente document recoge la información recopilada por los distintos expertos que participaron en este trabajo a través de varios talleres y la información existente y accessible sobre la biodiversidad marina y costera para finalmente hacer una propuesta y descripción de una red de areas de interés para la conservación en el mar de Alborán. …  

18 Dec 2012 | Downloads - publication

An Ecosystem Approach to
Management of Seamounts in
the Southern Indian Ocean

An Ecosystem Approach to Management of Seamounts in the Southern Indian Ocean

Volume 3 – Legal and Institutional Gap Analysis …  

18 Dec 2012 | Downloads - publication

An Ecosystem Approach to
Management of Seamounts in
the Southern Indian Ocean

An Ecosystem Approach to Management of Seamounts in the Southern Indian Ocean

Volume 2 – Anthropogenic Threats to Seamount …  

18 Dec 2012 | Downloads - publication

An ecosystem approach to management of seamounts in the southern Indian Ocean

An Ecosystem Approach to Management of Seamounts in the Southern Indian Ocean

Volume 1: overview of seamount ecosystems and biodiversity   …  

18 Dec 2012 | Downloads - publication

Identifying Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas on Seamounts - Workshop report

Identifying Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas on Seamounts

Seamounts are major topographic features on the high seas and form distinctive habitats in areas that would otherwise be dominated by sedimentary plains (Clark et al. 2010). They are typified by biota that is distinct from species in surrounding sedimentary areas and can be extremely vulnerable to disturbance (Clark et al. 2010). They are a focus for conservation within national boundaries but are not specifically managed on the high seas.
A workshop, organised by GOBI and Censeam and supported by Sloan Foundation, took place at the end of 2010 with three primary goals:
-Determine suitable data for identification of EBSAs (Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas) for seamounts
-Develop a process for the identification of priority EBSAs for seamounts
-Identify candidate EBSAs form existing seamount data and knowledge.
This report describes the provisional process for identification of EBSAs and gives an example from the South Pacific Ocean.
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28 Feb 2012 | Downloads - publication

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