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Great hammerhead
Credit: Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch

 

 

2017

  • 20-24 February 2017: SOI Regional Capacity Development Workshop for the Caribbean and Central America. Costa Rica 
  • 22-24 February 2017: World Ocean Summit 2017. Bali, Indonesia. 
  • 27 March – 7 April 2017: UNCLOS BBNJ PrepCom 3. New York, USA 
  • 17-18  May 2017: The Marine Environment and UN Sustainable Development Goal 14. Indonesia 
  • 5-9 June 2017: UN Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. New York, USA 
  • 10-21 July 2017: UNCLOS BBNJ Prep Com 4. New York, USA
  • 23-27 July 2017: International Congress for Conservation Biology, Colombia
  • 4-8 September 2017: IMPAC4. Chile 
  • 22-28 October 2017: CMS COP 12, Philippines

 

 

2016

  • 22-24 February 2016: CBD-GOBI expert meeting on experiences and lessons learned on the scientific methodologies and approaches for the description of EBSAs. Berlin, Germany.
  • 24-26 February 2016: CBD-GOBI expert meeting to share experiences and lessons learned on achieving qualitative elements of Aichi Target 11 in marine and coastal areas. Berlin, Germany.
  • 24 February 2016: GOBI Annual Meeting 2015. Berlin, Germany.
  • 30 March 2016: 8th meeting of the GOBI Advisory Board, New York, USA.
  • 28 March - 8 April 2016: First meeting of the Preparatory Committee established by General Assembly resolution 69/292: Development of 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. New York, USA.
  • 2 April 2016: CBD-GOBI expert meeting on biodviersity and acidification in cold-water areas. New York, USA.
  • 25-30 April 2016: Twentieth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 20). Montreal, Canada.
  • 1 May 2016: CBD Technical Workshop on Monitoring of Marine and Coastal Biodiversity. Montreal, Canada.
  • 27-28 July 2016: Pre-IMCC focus group meeting on "Conserving the other 50% of the world". Newfoundland, Canada.
  • 30 July-3 August 2016: International Marine Conservation Congress 2016. Newfoundland, Canada.
  • 29 August - 13 September 2016: Second meeting of the Preparatory Committee established by General Assembly resolution 69/292: Development of 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 (BBNJ Prep Comm). New York, USA.
  • 1-5 September 2016: IUCN World Conservation Congress, Hawaii.
  • October 2017 (dates TBC): 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4), Chile.
  • 4-7 December 2016: 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP13). Cancun, Mexico 

 

 

2015

 

  • 20-23 January 2015: Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction. New York, USA
  • 20 January 2015: 7th meeting of the GOBI Advisory Board, New York, USA. 
  • 23-27 March 2015: CBD Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of EBSAs in the NE Indian Ocean region (plus EBSA training day on 22 March 2015). Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • 20-25 April 2015: CBD Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of EBSAs in the NW Indian Ocean and Adjacent Gulf Areas (plus EBSA training day on 19 April 2015). Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • 14-18 September 2015: 4th International Meeting on Progress in Marine Conservation in Europe 2015. Ozeaneum, Stralsund, Germany.
  • 13-16 October 2015: Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) National Capacity Development Workshop for Namibia. Swakopmund, Namibia
  • 16-25 November 2016: Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Capacity-Building Workshop for East Africa. Nosy Be, Madagascar
  • 14-18 December 2015: CBD Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of EBSAs in the Seas of East Asia (plus EBSA training day on 13 December). Xiamen, China.

 

2014

 

  • 3-7 March 2014: Arctic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs). Helsinki, Finland.
  • 24-28 March 2014: NW Atlantic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs). Montreal, Canada. 
  • 7 -11 April 2014: Mediterranean Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs). Malaga, Spain.
  • 18-19 May 2014: EU Maritime Day. Bremen, Germany [website]
  • 16-19 June 2014: Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction. New York, USA.
  • 18 June 2014: Sixth meeting of the GOBI Advisory Board, New York, USA.
  • 23-27 June 2014: Future Oceans - Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research Open Science Conference (IMBER2014). Bergen, Norway [website
  • 23-28 June 2014: 18th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 18). Montreal, Canada.
  • 14-19 August 2014: International Marine Conservation Congress. Glasgow, UK [website] - dedicated GOBI session on 16 August.
  • 18 August 2014 (TBC): GOBI 2014Annual Meeting, Glasgow, UK.
  • 6-17 October 2014: Twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity. PyeongChang, Republic of Korea.
  • 12-16 October 2014: Third World Conference on Marine Biodiversity. Qingdao, China [website]
  • 4-9 November 2014: Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties. Quito, Ecuador [website].
  • 12-19 November 2014: IUCN World Parks Congress. Sydney, Australia [website]
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    2013

     

    • 11-15 March 2013: IUCN-WCPA-SSC Workshop on Identification Criteria and Delineation of Sites Contributing Significantly to the Global Persistence of Biodiversity. Washington, USA.
    • 8-12 April 2013: South-Eastern Atlantic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs). Swakopmund, Namibia. See summary report in our news section.
    • 6-7 May 2013: UN Intersessional Workshop on Biodiversity. New York, USA.
    • 8-13 July 2013: FSBI Deep Sea Fish Biology Symposium. Glasgow, UK.
    • 19-23 August 2013: Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction. New York, USA.
    • 14-18 October 2013: CBD SBSTTA 17. Montreal, Canada.
    • 21-27 October 2013: 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC 3). Marseille, France.
    • 9-13 December 2013: Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Capacity-Building Workshop. Guangdong Province, China.

     

    2012

     

    • November 2012 (TBC): Global MPA Enforcement Conference (WildAid). San Francisco, USA.
    • 8-19 October 2012: CBD COP XI:Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Hyderabad, India.
    • 6-15 September 2012: IUCN World Conservation Congress. Several Marine Biodiversity, Ocean Spatial Planning and MPAs sessions scheduled (TBC). Jeju, Korea.
    • 20-22 June 2012: Rio +20 Earth Summit 2012. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    • 8 June 2012: World Ocean Day. Worldwide.
    • 29 May - 1 June 2012: UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea - 13th meeting. New York, USA.
    • 12 May - 12 August 2012: The 2012 Yeosu World Expo: “The Living Ocean and Coast.”: Pavilion on Ocean and Coast Best Practices. Yesou, Korea.
    • 7-11 May 2012: BBNJ: Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (biodiversity). New York, USA.
    • 7 May 2012: GOBI 4th Advisory Board Meeting. New York, USA.
    • 30 April - 4 May 2012: CBD: 16th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA)
    • 23-27 April 2012: UN GA: Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole of the General Assembly on the Regular Process for global reporting and assessment of the state of the marine environment, including socio-economic aspects, Third meeting (Ad Hoc Working Group of the Whole on the Regular Process). New York, USA.
    • 26-30 March 2012: Spatial management of pelagic ecosystems: visions for the future. EUR-OCEANS/AMPED workshop on quantitative assessment of pelagic MPAs (by invitation only). Sete, France.
    • 26-27 March 2012: Rio +20: Earth Summit 2012. Third Intersessional Meeting of UNCSD, Preparatory of Rio +20. New York, USA.
    • 28 February - 2 March 2012: CBD Greater Caribbean and Western Mid-Atlantic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs). Bahia, Brazil.

     

     

    2011

     

    • 15-16 December 2011: Rio +20 Earth Summit 2012 Second Intersessional Meeting of UNCSD, Preparatory of Rio +20. New York, USA.
    • 5-9 December 2011: 25th International Congress for Conservation Biology: Engaging Society in Conservation. Sky City Convention Center, Auckland, New Zealand.
    • 2-5 December 2011: 2011 Marine Conservation Think Tank: "Big Ocean Network: A Research Agenda and Science Dissemination Strategy for Large-Scale MPAs". Sky City Convention Center, Auckland, New Zealand.
    • 22-25 November 2011: CBD Western South Pacific Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs). Nadi, Fiji.
    • 7-11 November 2011: CBD 15th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA). Montreal, Canada.
    • 7-11 November 2011: Second International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas (ICMMPA 2): "Endangered Spaces; Endangered Species" GOBI special session. Fort de France, La Martinique, France.
    • 24-28 October 2011:
      Seventh WIOMSA Scientific Symposium Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association, Mobasa, Kenya.
    • 26-29 September 2011: World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Aberdeen, UK
    • 24-25 September 2011: GOBI Annual Meeting, Aberdeen, UK.
    • 12-14 May 2011: International Marine Conservation Congress, Victoria BC, Canada.
    • 17-21 February 2011: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington DC, USA.

     

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    Moon jellyfish in the moonlight
    Credit: Allison Finch/Marine Photobank

     


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