Knowledge and conservation of submarine canyons of the Mediterranean

From 26 – 27 April 2011 in the Musée océanographique de Monaco

Fish and seagrass, Menorca, Spain Photo: José Antonio Moya

This workshop aims at gathering information on submarine canyons (geology, ecology, biodiversity, fisheries, etc.) and at discussing on their conservation. This workshop gathers scientists involved in research on submarine canyons, lawyers specialized in Law of the sea, and managers of natural resources at national and international levels.

The expected outputs of this workshop are:

  • sharing knowledge on, and organizing the drafting of a book on, submarine canyons ecology and conservation; and
  • proposing some measures for submarine canyons conservation and sustainable use.

This workshop is organized jointly by IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, IUCN Global Marine Programme, the UNEP Regional Activity Center for Specially Protected Areas (RAC‐SPA) and the French Agency for Marine Protected Areas, in coordination with the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), with the support of the Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development of France, and the local support of the Oceanographic Museum (Fondation Albert Ier).

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Work area: 
Protected Areas
Environmental Law
Ocean Governance
Environmental Governance
West Asia
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