Capacity Development to Improve the Management of Marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ): Needs, Experiences, Options, and Opportunities, will examine the requisite capacity development regarding areas beyond national jurisdiction and linkages to national ocean management in Exclusive Economic Zones, to achieve sustainable development and to preserve and properly manage ocean areas in the ABNJ (comprising 64% of the world’s oceans), within the context of Agenda 2030, the Paris Agreement, the Samoa Pathway, and the UN process to develop a legally-binding instrument on biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Organized the Global Ocean Forum, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Government of Grenada, and the University of Delaware, with financial support from the Global Environment Facility and the project partners of the GEF/FAO/GOF project on strengthening capacity to effectively manage ABNJ
Director, Gerard J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy Professor of Marine Policy, School of Marine Science and Policy College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware
Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain (PhD in political science, UCLA, postdoctoral training, Harvard University) is Director of the Gerard J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy and Professor of Marine Policy at the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE). She is a world leader in the field of integrated coastal and ocean governance and has forged international collaboration among all sectors of the international oceans community to advance the global oceans agenda.
"Preservation, protection and restoration of marine ecosystems are neededto develop ecosystem-based management for long-term sustainability of these critical resources."