Ocean Governance - Publications

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

Global Ocean Protection

Global ocean protection : present status and future possibilities

Global ocean protection : present status and future possibilities 

23 Nov 2010 | Downloads - publication

Marine World Heritage: The Time is Now. Protecting the ‘best of the best’ in the ocean

Marine World Heritage: the time is now

Marine World Heritage: Protecting the ‘best of the best’ in the ocean …  

27 Oct 2010 | Downloads - document

Risks from maritime traffic to biodiversity
in the Mediterranean Sea

Risks from maritime traffic to biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea

Risks from maritime traffic to biodiversity
in the Mediterranean Sea - Identification of issues and possible responses …  

01 Mar 2010 | Downloads - publication

Towards a better Governance of the Mediterranean / Vers une meilleure gouvernance de la Méditerranée

Towards a better Governance of the Mediterranean / Vers une meilleure gouvernance de la Méditerranée

Towards a better Governance of the Mediterranean / Vers une meilleure gouvernance de la Méditerranée …  

25 Feb 2010 | Downloads - publication

Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative - Working towards high seas conservation

Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative brochure - Working towards high seas conservation

Project description brochure for the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI) …  

24 Feb 2010 | Downloads - publication

Strategy for IUCN’s Programme and Policy on Antarctic Issues

Strategy for IUCN’s Programme and Policy on Antarctic Issues

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02 Jun 2009 | Downloads - document

ORIENTAÇÃO E CRITÉRIO SCIENTÍFICOS DOS AÇORES

Orientação e Critério Scieníficos dos Açores

ORIENTAÇÃO E CRITÉRIO SCIENTÍFICOS DOS AÇORES para identifi cação de áreas marinhas ecológica ou biologicamente signifi cativas e concepção de redes representativas de áreas marinhas protegidas em oceano aberto e mar profundo …  

01 May 2009 | Downloads - document

Azores Scientific Criteria and Guidance

Azores Scientific Criteria and Guidance

Azores Scientific Criteria and Guidance for identifying ecologically or biologically significant marine areas and designing representative networks of marine protected areas in open ocean waters and deep sea habitats …  

01 May 2009 | Downloads - document