Introduction to Ocean Governance: Insights into Ongoing Policy Process and Lessons for Early Career Professionals
Co-hosted by: Beth Orcutt (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and Associate Director of COBRA) and Ben Boteler (Research Institute for Sustainability (RIFS) in Potsdam and TMG Think Tank for Sustainability)
Have you ever wondered how your science can connect with ocean policy development, like those related to climate change or deep-sea mining? Or have you wondered about how ocean policy is developed and informed by science and scientists? This virtual event (2 half days) aims to provide a general introduction to ocean governance for scientists and other stakeholders, and will cover key policy processes and ongoing discussions in selected policy fields relevant to ocean science. Topics covered in the event include the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), fisheries including key global and regional processes, deep-sea mining and the International Seabed Authority, and the global agreement covering biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (the BBNJ Agreement). In addition, the event will offer insights into capacity development and scientific outreach, and opportunities for engagement including from early career professionals. The event will include presentations and an interactive group session to explore sticking points within ocean governance in small groups, with opportunities for participants to engage in these processes.
Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) – Ben Boteler (RIFS & TMG) – 20 minute presentation + 10 minute Q&A
9:05AM / 3:05PM
Comfort break – 5 minutes
9:10AM / 3:10PM
Interactive exercise, including opportunities for engagement – Ben Boteler (RIFS & TMG), Pradeep Singh (RIFS), and Maila Guilhon (RIFS) – 5 minute introduction + 60 minute group discussion + 10 minute reporting back
Moderators: Ben Boteler (RIFS), Laisa Branco (DOSI Minerals WG), Maila Guilhon (RIFS), Pradeep Singh (RIFS), Linda del Salvio (RIFS), Daniela Loock (COBRA/ONC), Beth Orcutt (COBRA), Geoff Wheat (COBRA)
Disclaimer: COBRA is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation under Grant Number 2114593 and hosted at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations presented on this website are only those of the presenting grantee/researcher, author, or agency employee, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation nor Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.