Third Annual International Ocean Stewardship Forum

05/26/2010 15:00
05/28/2010 15:00

Third Annual International Ocean Stewardship Forum (IOSF 2010) 26–28 May 2010 National Oceanography Centre, Southampton UK TAKING STOCK – THE STATE OF THE OCEANS The National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, will once again be hosting the International Ocean Stewardship Forum from 26–28 May 2010 with the aim of facilitating the effective integration of marine science, policy and law within ocean governance. As before, we will bring world-leading experts in these disciplines together with principal users of ocean space represented by governments, industry and academia, in order to contribute to the development of a sustainable operational strategy for marine policy. Internationally recognised authorities will deliver a series of keynote presentations addressing two of the most challenging marine topics of the moment – Global Entitlements to Ocean Space: The New Order of Opportunity and Change and Biodiversity and the Marine Environment. A further number of additional talks on related current and emerging issues facing the marine community will provide additional material, and together these be analysed during a series of working/focus groups and panel discussions. Alongside this formal side, there will be ample opportunity to take advantage of informal meetings at working lunches, tea/coffee periods and break-out sessions. A number of invited speakers will address the Forum in the first instance, to set the scene, outline the challenges and provoke the debate. They include Secretary General Nii Odunton (ISA), Judge Dolliver Nelson (ITLOS), Alex Oude Elferink (NILOS), Peter Croker (CLCS) and Patricio Bernal (IOC), and their topics will include: Global Regimes and the Role of the International Seabed Authority, The Role of the International Tribunal in Establishing Maritime Space, Legal Regimes and the Maritime Polar Regions, The Establishment of the Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf by Coastal States Under UNCLOS: Different Scenarios for Progress Over the Next Decade, Freezing the Footprint: Could Comprehensive Spatial Management be the Most Efficient Way of Managing the Deep Sea?, Disputes, Flashpoints, Conciliation – Challenges and Solutions, Establishing Policy in the Absence of Data: Modelling Habitat Suitability for Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems in the Deep Sea, A Future Role for the Seabed Authority in the Protection of Deep Sea Biodiversity.

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