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Ocean Action Newsletter: Vol. 9
March 2019: World Wildlife Day celebrates life below water
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Ocean Action Newsletter: Vol. 8
Science catalyses new efforts for the ocean-climate nexus.
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Sustainable Blue Economy Conference
The Sustainable Blue Economy Conference is the first global conference on the sustainable blue economy. Over 4,000 participants from around the world are coming together to learn how to build a blue economy that:

-Harnesses the potential of our oceans, seas, lakes and rivers to improve the lives of all, particularly people in developing st [more]
Communities of Ocean Action
Coral reefs
Implementation of international law as reflected in United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
Mangroves
Marine and coastal ecosystems management
Marine pollution
Ocean acidification
Scientific knowledge, research capacity development and transfer of marine technology
Sustainable blue economy
Sustainable fisheries
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Progress updates of Voluntary Commitments
Progress update
EU/UNDP Project: Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea - Selected Measures (EMBLAS-Plus)
At present, the Project EMBLAS-Plus is just starting. The main activity now is to summarize all monitoring data collected during National Pilot Monitoring studies and Joint Black Sea surveys in 2016 and 2017 (including data obtaining using novel techniques such as e-DNA analysis, passive sampling etc.). The relevant public summary will be presented [more]
Progress update
EU/UNDP Project: Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea - Selected Measures (EMBLAS-Plus)
At present, the Project EMBLAS-Plus is just starting. The main activity now is to summarize all monitoring data collected during National Pilot Monitoring studies and Joint Black Sea surveys in 2016 and 2017 (including data obtaining using novel techniques such as e-DNA analysis, passive sampling etc.). The relevant public summary will be presented [more]
Progress update
Science to Support SDG-14 Goals
Four eLectures on radioactivity in the ocean have been published:\r\n\r\nASLO eLecture 1: Radioactivity in the Marine Environment: Understanding the Basics of Radioactivity (https://aslopubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/loe2.10010)\r\n\r\nASLO eLecture 2: Radioactivity in the Marine Environment: Uranium‐Thorium Decay Series (https: [more]
Progress update
Mejoramiento de las Capacidades Atraves del Plan Integral de los Humedales en Panamá
The CCI partnership has two overarching goals: (1) “20-by-20”: To conserve and effectively manage at least 20% of the marine and coastal environment by 2020. (2) Sustainable finance: To implement sustainable finance mechanisms that provide long-term funding to sustainably manage marine and coastal areas. The two goals will be achieved through e [more]
Progress update
Conserving Marine Biodiversity in Saint. Kitts and Nevis
The project is making good progress to protect terrestrial and marine ecosystems. The Nevis Island Administration made a Cabinet decision to declare the Nevis Peak National Park and Camps Rivers Watershed Area (3,250 ha). Booby Island Nature Reserve (300 ha) will come into effect when the National Environmental Management Bill is enacted (expected [more]
Progress update
Conserving Marine Biodiversity in Saint. Kitts and Nevis
The project is making good progress to protect terrestrial and marine ecosystems. The Nevis Island Administration made a Cabinet decision to declare the Nevis Peak National Park and Camps Rivers Watershed Area (3,250 ha). Booby Island Nature Reserve (300 ha) will come into effect when the National Environmental Management Bill is enacted (expected [more]
Progress update
Implementation of the UN Environment/MAP Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management in the Mediterranean
The national regulatory framework related to non-single use of plastic bags and to promote Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) was carried out for Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia. Technical assistance is provided to national decision-makers and stakeholders with the aim to minimize the use of single use items. The pilot impleme [more]
Progress update
Implementation of the UN Environment/MAP Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management in the Mediterranean
The national regulatory framework related to non-single use of plastic bags and to promote Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) was carried out for Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia. Technical assistance is provided to national decision-makers and stakeholders with the aim to minimize the use of single use items. The pilot impleme [more]
Progress update
Capacitar a 80 autoridades policiales en temas de legislacin ambiental
In Honduras, authorities (Prosecutor\'s Office, Police Directorate of Investigation, and General Directorate of the Merchant Navy) are transitioned to different departments or municipalities every six months in an effort to limit corruption. In an effort, to decrease illegalities in the protected areas, our goal is to train 80 authorities on enviro [more]
New Voluntary Commitments
New Commitment
Blue Justice for Small-Scale Fisheries
The majority of the worlds fisheries are small-scale. They employ millions of people - men and women, providing them with income, jobs and livelihoods, make significant contribution to local and national food security, and are integral to the social fabric, cultural identity and heritage of many coastal communities around the world. In recent years [more]
New Commitment
Developing networks on the environmental management of enclosed coastal seas (EMECS) by organizing conferences with the participation of researchers, government officers, business persons, citizens, and students.
Aiming to establish an international and academic network to solve the environmental problems of enclosed coastal seas in an integrated way, the 1st International Conference on the Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas (EMECS1) was held in Kobe, Japan in 1990. Afterward, the EMECS Conference has been held around the world every 2 or 3 y [more]
New Commitment
Consensus International Data Quality and Peer Review Standards
CRE will coordinate an effort to establish consensus international standards for data quality and peer review. These standards will apply to the study and regulation of marine sound. When completed, these standards should apply to other marine endeavors. We are focusing on marine sound at the outset because CRE has established expertise in this a [more]
New Commitment
Stewardship of BC coastal marine environment; development of safe, public routes for marine transit of BC coast by human-powered boats; development of a Code of Conduct for sustainable coastal marine recreation
The purposes of the BCMT are: A. To identify, map and preserve a network of marine access points and public recreational sites along the British Columbia coastline for use by the general public; The BCMT maintains a database or map of hundreds of sites allowing the public to view or plan paddling trips in human-powered boats. This is a joint pro [more]
New Commitment
Offshore Pacific Marine Protected Area Project
The Offshore Pacific Area of Interest was identified by Fisheries and Oceans Canada in 2017 as an area under consideration to become an Oceans Act MPA. This came as a result of the identification of Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAs), including seamounts and hydrothermal vents, in the Offshore Pacific Bioregion during 2016. Sea [more]
New Commitment
Beach cleanup
The goal of beach cleanups is to raise awareness in the population about marine pollution and contribute with it the reduction of garbage and plastic in the ocean. We focus on organizations as we seek to create sustainable communities.\\r\\n\\r\\nA selected beach is cleaned with corporate volunteers through a service hired by the company as part of [more]
New Commitment
Arctic Ocean and Coastal Community Sustainable Collaborations
At The Arctic Institute, our team puts well-researched evidence into action. Both a think-and-do-tank, we believe that policy recommendations and capacity building programs must be rooted in strategic, field-based research. That's why were committed to providing practical projects backed by rigorous research. As water warms and ice melts, the Arcti [more]
New Commitment
The Prevention of plastic pollution through Sustainable development
1st=United youth for peace and Reconciliation (UYFPAR), is a charitable organization based in Liberia, has two main goals; to restore peace and prevent the marine environment from plastic pollution. The part of prevention is to inform and raise awareness to the world in the use, reduction and recycling of plastic, while enhancing Circular Econo [more]
New Commitment
Oceanographic monitoring in the Northeast Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic
Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) supports research across physical, chemical, biological, and geological aspects of the ocean over long time periods. The scientific discoveries emerging from this research contribute to the global effort to provide evidence-based decision-making that will enable sustainable management of ocean resources. ONCs observat [more]
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