LME:LEARN - Large Marine Ecosystems

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18 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Sea sick? Setting targets to assess ocean health and ecosystem services (2012)
The benefits provided by a healthy ocean are receiving increasing attention in policy and management spheres. A fundamental challenge with assessing ocean health and ecosystem services is that we lack a scientific framework for expressing ecosyste...
10 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English European Commission's Case study: Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) (2017)
Measures and Steps in Addressing Climate-Change Related Coral Reef Issues in the Region. The Coral Triangle Initiative for Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) is a multi-lateral treaty partnership between Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua ...
10 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English European Commission - The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in the Southern Ocean (2017)
Completely surrounding Antarctica, the Southern Ocean covers approximately 15% of the world’s ocean area and extends from the continent itself northwards to the seasonally shifting Antarctic Convergence or Polar Front (where the Southern Ocean’s c...
10 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Mapping Cumulative Impacts of Human Activities on Marine Ecosystems (2012)
Given the diversity of human uses and natural resources that converge in coastal waters, the potential independent and cumulative impacts of those uses on marine ecosystems are important to consider during ocean planning. This study was designed t...
10 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English BUILDING SITE BASED SCENARIOS: TOOLS AND APPROACHES FOR IMPLEMENTATION IN THE VALMER PROJECT
The way we make decisions relating to the coastal and marine environment has seen a gradual change over a number of years and the involvement of people and those affected by the decisions has become more prominent. One way of involving stakeholder...
10 Sep 2018 by eve - report - English Assessment of international standards for safe exploration, production and transportation of oil and gas in the Barents Sea. Final report, Phase 4.
Barents 2020. The Barents 2020 project commenced after the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs requested and funded a DNV led effort to seek industry cooperation with Russia to harmonize and agree HSE standards to be used in the Barents Sea. It ...
07 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Study: What are the best practices for cross-border maritime spatial planning? (2017)
Over the last decade, an increasing number of countries have begun to design and implement maritime spatial plans at various scales - be it local initiatives or transnational efforts. This has been trigged by new business opportunities in emergin...
06 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Guide for quick evaluation of management in Mediterranean MPAs (2013)
This guideline provides a description of the structured process used to identify the set of common indicators most useful for evaluating the effectiveness of management in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The indicators address all ele...
06 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Governance arrangements for marine ecosystems of the Wider Caribbean Region (2013)
The Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem and Adjacent Areas (CLME) Project aims to improve management of shared living marine resources (LMRs) within the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR). The Transboundary Diagnostic Analyses (TDAs) for the three fisherie...
06 Sep 2018 by eve - report - English Ocean governance in the Wider Caribbean Region: Communication and coordination mechanisms by which states interact with regional organisations and projects (2010)
The large number of states in the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR) results in most ocean governance issues being transboundary and thus requiring regional cooperation. This project examines one aspect of transboundary ocean governance. It explores how...
03 Sep 2018 by eve - report - English Strengthening Global Governance of Large Marine Ecosystems (2014)
Input to UNESCO Contract No. 4500225856 GEF/UNDP/IOC Project Preparation Grant Document. Washington, D.C.:Global Environmental Facility.
03 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Ecology: Ecosystem-based fishery management (2004)
Many of the world’s fish populations are overexploited, and the ecosys- tems that sustain them are degraded (1). Unintended consequences of fishing, in- cluding habitat destruction, incidental mor- tality of nontarget species, evolutionary shifts ...
30 Aug 2018 by eve - report - English ASCLME Principles and Guidelines for Data and Information management in the Western Indian Ocean Region
Participating countries in the ASCLME Project, and their designated representatives, have the mandate to develop this document on principles and guidelines for ASCLME data and information management so that it facilitates the effective collection,...
30 Aug 2018 by eve - publication - English The Continuous Plankton Recorder: towards a global perspective (2010)
The Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) began its first routine deployment to collect plankton samples in the North Sea in 1931. The better part of a century after that event, the Recorder is used for sampling plankton widely in many oceans.
30 Aug 2018 by eve - publication - English Sustainable fisheries within an LME context (2016)
29 Aug 2018 by eve - report - English BALANCE Technical Summary Report: Towards Marine Spatial planning in the Baltic Sea (2009)
This report presents a holistic approach to marine spatial planning taking both human uses and environmental information into account, while operating within the multinational context of the Baltic Sea Region. The BALANCE approach is build around ...
29 Aug 2018 by eve - publication - English Capacity shortfalls hinder the performance of marine protected areas globally (2017)
Marine protected areas (MPAs) are increasingly being used globally to conserve marine resources. However, whether many MPAs are being effectively and equitably managed, and how MPA management influences substantive outcomes remain unknown. We deve...
28 Aug 2018 by eve - publication - English Decision support tools in marine spatial planning: Present applications, gaps and future perspectives (2017)
Evidence-based decision making is an essential process for sustainable, effective, and efficient marine spatial planning (MSP). In that sense, decision support tools (DSTs) could be considered to be the primary assistant of planners. Although ther...
28 Aug 2018 by eve - presentation - English Regional Cooperation in Ecosystem-based Management in the Seas of East Asia: The Partnership Approach (2006)
PEMSEA has adopted the concept of ecosystem-based management for river basins, estuaries and coastal seas in the region through the application of integrated and adaptive management approaches in addressing pollution, loss of habitats and biodiver...
28 Aug 2018 by eve - publication - English Filling Gaps in LME Nitrogen Loadings Forecast for 64 LMEs (2008)
Participants from 7 LMEs attended two workshops (23-25 January 2006 and 18-20 September 2006), held at UNESCO-IOC in order to receive training on the use of GIS-based models relating land use and human activities in watersheds to nutrient transpor...

 

 

 

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