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Brochure on marine biodiversity in the Belgian part of the North Sea
by Federal Public Service for the Environment (Government)
Knowing is caring!
Belgium will be producing a brochure on marine biodiversity in the Belgian part of the North Sea. The purpose is to raise awareness among the general public on the rich and diverse life in our North Sea and how to protect it.
The brochure will touch on different subject, such as:
- the different hotspots of biodiversity in the North Sea;
- a selection of 10 to 15 marine species (shrimp, porpoise, ) in the different dimensions (sea bed, water, air):
o whats special about this species?
o which threats does it suffer from (pollution, microplastics, climate change, )?
o what do our authorities do about it (which protection measures exist)?
- concrete actions to protect our North Sea that everyone can apply: you can help!
Progress reports
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): Awareness raising
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
  • Activities to raise awareness of the comprehensive legal and policy framework for the sustainable development of oceans and seas, in particular UNCLOS, its Implementing Agreements and other relevant ocean-related instruments and promote their effective im
December 2018
Increased awareness about biodiversity in the North Sea
September 2017
Financing (in USD)
5,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Communication department
Basic information
Time-frame: 2017 August - 2018 December
Federal public service for the Environment, department for the marine environment and department for communications
Ocean Basins
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Sophie Mirgaux, Ms. , sophie.mirgaux@environment.belgium.be, 0032476862938
Brussels, Belgium
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