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Day 2: Themes

Establishing and managing MPAs at ocean scales

Strategies for setting up or managing MPAs are today mostly restricted to coastal environments.
Protecting 10% of the oceans by 2020, as prescribed by Aichi Target 11, leads us to take a step back and envision the MPA-creation process at ocean scale. To be able to do so, we must improve science and knowledge on specific habitats, such as the deep sea or the Arctic.

Ocean-scale approaches [2C]

Keeping the global picture in mind is important when creating not only large MPAs but also smallerones, even those planned at local or regional scale.

Ocean-scale ecosystems [2D]

Specific biomes deserve specific approaches and methods for their conservation. This area tackles the challenge of creating and managing MPAs in deep seas, in pelagic waters and in Polar Regions.

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