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STRONG High Seas – Strengthening Regional Ocean Governance for the High Seas

As of: May 2018

Objective and activities

The project will facilitate the development of comprehensive, cross-sectoral approaches to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) in the Southeast Atlantic and Southeast Pacific. Building on the interest of both regions and political momentum at the global level, it will identify best practices and provide regional institutions and national authorities with the knowledge, tools and capacity to strengthen implementation of existing and the development of new approaches to regional ocean governance. To this end the project will, advance technical and scientific cooperation and propose ABNJ measures at the regional scale. Experiences will be disseminated to other regions and stakeholders to facilitate mutual learning and identify common practices. In addition, this project will develop options for regional governance under a future international instrument under UNCLOS and transfer lessons learned to the global level to support ocean governance at relevant scales.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)

Partner institution(s):
  • Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) - South Africa, Environmental Protection Agency - Ghana
  • Relevante Partnerinstitutionen in den Ländern (Regierungsinstitutionen, Nichtregierungsorganisationen)

BMU grant:
€ 3,771,445.96

06/2017 till 05/2022


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