Nausicaa, the National Sea Centre, is inviting interested individuals to the High Seas International Conference, to raise public awareness and mobilise civil society on the challenges of the High Seas. The conference is co-organised with l'Agence Française pour la Biodiversité (AFB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Global Ocean Forum, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the World Ocean Network and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The High Seas hold massive potential for the future of humanity. We are dependent on the High Seas for climate regulation, biodiversity, fisheries, transport and communications.Covering 40% of the Earth's surface, the possibilities of exploration, innovation and research are vast, from deep-sea minerals to new drug compounds. With this in mind, it is immediately clear one of the biggest global challenges in the coming decades is to ensure that the Ocean is looked after in a sustainable way.
High Level Conference Interventions from high-level diplomats and speakers of the scientific community, the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), and academia will provide their insight about the High Seas governance, the Blue Society, and the legal challenges regarding the conservation and the sustainable management of marine resources. The event is sure to be a hugely interesting one, and individuals from a wide number of backgrounds are invited to attend.