DEEPEND Stakeholder Engagement Workshop
The DEEPEND project team will be hosting a stakeholder engagement workshop on 8th October following the High Seas Treaty Symposium. The DEEPEND project is focussed on the study of marine genetic resources, microbiology, marine invertebrates, metabolomics and genomics from a range of deep-sea sites globally alongside capacity-building initiatives. The workshop will be an opportunity to hear about the latest scientific results and work to date as well as encourage collaboration amongst stakeholders. The event is free and open to anyone interested in the DEEPEND project and BBNJ discussions, but will require pre-registration.
Lunch and a wine reception will be provided, find out more and register for your free ticket here before 13:00 (BST) Thursday 28 September.
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iAtlantic Final Meeting – Plenary Sessions
iAtlantic is a multidisciplinary research programme funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme seeking to assess the health of deep-sea and open-ocean ecosystems across the full span of the Atlantic Ocean. Following more than 4 years of multidisciplinary research on the ecosystems in the deep and open Atlantic Ocean, iAtlantic has generated a wealth of knowledge that is critical for the responsible and sustainable management of Atlantic Ocean resources in an era of unprecedented global change. iAtlantic is pleased to invite all interested parties to the open session of iAtlantic’s final meeting in Edinburgh on 9-10 October 2023. Here we will present and discuss the high-level results from our research through a series of plenary sessions and panel discussions, which will include representatives from stakeholder organisations.
Sargasso Sea Commission – ‘GEF-UNDP-IOC-SSC’ project meetings
From October 4-5, the Sargasso Sea Commission will be holding a two-day series of meetings for its Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project, strengthening the stewardship of an economically and biologically significant high seas area – the Sargasso Sea. The 4-year, nearly $3 million project is implemented by UNDP and executed by IOC UNESCO. The overall objective of the project is to facilitate a collaborative, cross-sectoral, and sustainable stewardship approach for the Sargasso Sea. The Sargasso Sea Commission has been working since 2010 to develop conservation measures for the Sargasso Sea in a fragmented governance landscape – however, stakeholders to the project must now consider how the project sits in relation to the newly adopted BBNJ treaty.