OceanGov WG 2 Meeting in Ghent

From 26. February 2019

© by Sebastian Unger, 2019.

A delegation of Area-based Management WG members meet in Ghent

On 20 – 21 February, OceanGov WG 2 (ABM) held their second working group meeting in the COST Action´s third grant period at Ghent University, Belgium. The event was hosted by Frank Maes and chaired by Sebastian Unger and Elena Gissi. The meeting served to foster the scientific exchange between group members and to work on joint publications of the working group.

Questions that were being addressed focused on how area-based management tools such as Marine Protected Areas or sectoral measures for shipping, fisheries or mining contribute to reaching Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 and other linked ocean-related SDGs. Other topics that were discussed include criteria objectives for marine spatial planning and the contribution of area-based management tools for the ocean and climate nexus.

For further information please get in touch with the WG 2 Leaders Sebastian Unger and Elena Gissi.