First Meeting of the Informal Advisory Group on Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas
Dates: June 30, 2018 - July 1, 2018
Location: Montreal, Canada
This meeting will consider: the scope, approaches and steps for revising and further developing existing scientific guidance on the application of the scientific criteria for ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs); and the scope, approaches and steps for revising and further developing existing training manuals, including the training manual on the application of EBSAs and the training manual on the incorporation of traditional knowledge into the description and identification of EBSAs. It will also address the preliminary results of a scientific gap analysis of the process of regional workshops to facilitate the description of the EBSAs under the Convention on Biological Diversity, and implications for the future work on EBSAs; and discuss the scope, approaches and steps for improving the functionality of the EBSA repository and the information-sharing mechanism.