Seabed 2030

Ocean knowledge is critical to understanding our planet, yet when Seabed 2030 was launched in 2017, only 6% of the ocean floor had been mapped to modern standards – a figure that has grown steadily to 20.6% in the latest GEBCO Grid. Today, 81% of the ocean floor remains to be mapped within Seabed 2030’s … Continued

Pacific-EU Marine Partnership Programme

The Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) program supports sound ocean and coastal governance, focusing on biodiversity protection and the sustainable use of fisheries and other marine resources. With European Union and Swedish funding, the PEUMP program focuses on gaps in fisheries science; fisheries development; coastal resources and livelihoods; illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing; ecosystem-based … Continued

Coral Reefs of the High Seas Coalition

The Coral Reefs of the High Seas Coalition is a global alliance of multidisciplinary partners that aims to generate the science, political support, and strategic communication needed to protect coral reefs in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction, commonly known as the high seas. This is done by convening a coalition of leading scientists, explorers, policy … Continued

Ocean risk alliance

The Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA) is a unique multi-stakeholder alliance generating capital to secure positive outcomes for the ocean and the communities that depend on it. Convening governments, the finance and insurance sectors, environmental organizations and stakeholders from the Global South, the alliance aims to drive $500 million of investment into marine … Continued

All atlantic youth

The All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassadors are a team of 23 early-career researchers and professionals from 15 countries connected to the Atlantic Ocean. The young people who comprise this diverse group are addressing the challenge of disconnect between civil society and the protection of the ocean, also known as the ‘emotional deficit’. It was agreed by … Continued

Oceans’ co-management

Catalonia has devised a unique participatory governance scheme that places people and nature at the core of decision-making and devolves power to stakeholders. Based on pilot implementations, the first legal framework ever established for fisheries co-management was adopted in 2018. It ensures that fishers, managers, scientists and NGOs participate on equal footing in decision-making. The … Continued

Protecting half the planet: a new high seas biodiversity treaty

The 2020 deadline to establish a new global treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of the high seas is fast approaching. The goal of the High Seas Alliance is the establishment of a new robust treaty that has an effective framework that fills in current governance gaps for the successful management and conservation of … Continued

Crimario: routes maritimes critiques en Océan Indien

The Indian Ocean (IO), the world’s third largest ocean, carries around 70% of all oil shipments. Despite a decrease in piracy in the region, continued efforts are needed strictly to contain piracy whilst addressing other forms of transnational organized crimes in the maritime domain. Overcoming cross-border issues at sea requires regional cooperation and interagency coordination. … Continued


Inform, sensitize and incite change! these are the three reasons why captain Yvan BOURGNON decided to create the association ‘The Sea Cleaners’ after a solo trip around the world. As it stands the oceans are currently being threatened by significant, destructive pollution. To combat this, the association is mobilizing to create ‘the Manta’,i.e the first … Continued


Antarctica2020 is a group of influencers from the world of sport, politics, business, media, and science building high-level political leadership for the full and effective protection of the Southern Ocean. Comprised of 25 member countries and the EU, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) aims to establish a network of … Continued