CANCELLED Panel discussion: 'Saving the oceans from the sky'

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Principles and Best Practice in the Use of Satellite Evidence for Monitoring and Enforcement of Area-Based Management Tools for Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation.

Global biodiversity targets have set the ambitious goal of conserving 30% of the earth’s land and sea by 2030 through the establishment of protected areas and other area-based conservation measures. In the vast and remote ocean space of areas beyond national jurisdiction, the effectiveness of such measures will depend on the use of innovative monitoring and enforcement tools including earth observation/satellite imagery.

An example of the challenges – and of innovative solutions – is the high seas ‘biodiversity hot spot’ of the Sargasso Sea. Drawing on the lessons learned from existing uses of satellite tools, we identify ‘7 As’ comprising principles and best practice to be used as a road map for the effective use of satellite monitoring and enforcement for sustainable fisheries management and marine biodiversity conservation.

This talk will be followed by a drinks reception, all welcome.

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