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Oceans Governance

 

GOUVERNANCE DES OCEANS

 

UN-Oceans: Interagency coordination mechanism on ocean and coastal issues within United Nations system.

 

UN: Oceans and Law of the Sea: Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea-DOALOS

 

UNCLOS: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: 10 December 1982, Montego Bay-Jamaica: the Convention entered into force on 16 November 1994 >>> A Constitution for the Oceans > The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (A historical perspective): Oceans and Law of the Sea, Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea >>> International Law Commission >>>>> Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, 1973-1982 (eleven sessions) > Chronological lists of ratifications of, accessions and successions to the Convention and the related Agreements as at 03 June 2011.

 

ONU IMO: International Maritime Organization: Specialised Agency of the United Nations: London-United Kingdom

 

IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: international scientific body for the assessment of climate change: it was established by the United Nations Environment Programme-UNEP and the World Meteorological Organization-WMO: the UN General Assembly endorsed the action by the WMO and the UNEP in jointly establishing the IPCC: IPCC, c/o WMO-World Meteorological organization, Geneva-Switzerland.

ICES / CIEM: International Council for the Exploration of the Sea/Conseil International pour l’Exploration de la Mer: International scientific community, 1600 scientists from 200 institutes linked by an intergovernmental agreement –The ICES Convention: ICES, Copenhagen-Denmark > ICES Convention 1964: Convention for the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea: 12 September 1964.

IOC: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO: established in 1960 the IOC promotes international cooperation: UNESCO/IOC/LOS-Law of the Sea is the set of activities of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission-IOC of UNESCO assisting member states in the implementation of Parts XII and XIV in addition to Article 76, of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea-UNCLOS >>> IODE: the Programme International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO-IOC was established in 1961: world data centres.

IOCCP: International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project: the IOCCP is part of the Global Climate Observing System-GCOS: IOCCP is co-sponsored by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission-IOC of UNESCO and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research.

 

GOOS: the Global Ocean Observing System: United Nations & UNESCO: GOOS is the oceanographic component of GEOSS, the Global Earth Observing System of Systems: GOOS is sponsored by IOC, UNEP, WMO AND ICSU: GOOS, Paris-France.

 

GEO-Group on Earth Observations: GEO is a voluntary partnership of governments and international organizations: GEO’s members include 87 Governments and the European Commission, 64 intergovernmental, international, and regional organizations with a mandate in Earth observation or related issues have been recognized as Participating Organizations: GEO is coordinating efforts to build a Global Earth Observation System of Systems or GEOSS: GEO is constructing GEOSS on the basis of a 10 Year Implementation Plan for the period 2005-2015: GEO Secretariat, (c/o World Meteorological Organization) Geneva-Switzerland >>> GEO Portal > OGC-Open Geospatial Consortium: GEOSS Pilot.

IDLOS: International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: is an independent judicial body established by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to adjudicate disputes arising out of the interpretation and application of the Convention: 162 States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: the Tribunal came into existence following the entry into force of the Convention on 16 November 1994: IDLOS, Hamburg-Germany.

ISA: International Seabed Authority: is an autonomous international organization established under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the 1994 Agreement: the Authority came into existence on 16 November 1994, upon the entry into force of the 1982 Convention: ISA headquarters, Kingston-Jamaica; Office of the permanent Observer for the International Seabed Authority to the United Nations, New York-United States of America.

UNDP: Water and Ocean Governance  

GEF: Global Environment Facility, independent financial organization established in 1991: 182 member governments-in partnership with international institutions, civil society organizations-CSOs and the private sector- to address global environmental issues: the GEF partnerships include 10 agencies > UNDP, UNEP, world Bank, FAO, UNIDO, the African development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Fund for Agricultural Development: GEF Secretariat, Washington DC-USA.  

 

UNITED NATIONS & GOC-GLOBAL OCEANS CONFERENCE

 

First United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, 24 February – 27 April 1958, Geneva-Switzerland.

 

Second United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, 17 March – 26 April 1960, Geneva-Switzerland.

 

Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea [1973-1982 (eleven sessions)]10 December 1982 Montego Bay-Jamaica.

 

UN-Oceans 1: Global Conference on Oceans and Coasts with a focus on Oceans and Coasts at Rio+10: Toward the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, December 3-7 2001, UNESCO, Paris-France. 

 

UN-Oceans 2 : Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts and Islands: Mobilizing for Implementation of the Commitments made at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development-WSSD, November 12-14, 2003, UNESCO, Paris-France 

 

UN-Oceans 3rd Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts and Islands: January 23-28, 2006, UNESCO, Paris-France.

 

UN-Oceans 4th Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts and Islands: Advancing Ecosystem Management and Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management in the Context of Climate Change, April 7-11, 2008, Hanoi-Vietnam.

 

UN-Oceans: GOC 2009: World Ocean Conference, Manado-Indonesia 11-14 May 2009, ministerial High level Meeting: Manado Ocean Declaration.

 

UN-Oceans 5th GOC 5: Global Oceans Conference 5, May 3-7, 2010: UNESCO, Paris-France

 

SUMMIT & SYMPOSIUM WORLD OCEANS

The Ocean Policy Summit (TOPS) 2005: International Conference on Integrated Ocean Policy: National and Regional Experiences, Prospects and Emerging Practices, October 10-14 2005, Lisbon-Portugal.

International Symposium on Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans, May 19-23, 2008, Gijón-Spain.

Second International Symposium on Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans, 15-19 May 2012, Yeosu-Korea: FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department: is convened by PICES, ICES and IOC > ICES: ICES / CIEM: International Council for the Exploration of the Sea/Conseil International pour l’Exploration de la Mer > IOC: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, One Planet, One Ocean: established in 1960 the IOC promotes international cooperation.

 

GEF BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL WATERS CONFERENCES

GEF WATER: 6th GEF Biennial International Waters Conference, October 17-20, 2011, Dubrovnik-Croatia ; 5th GEF Biennial International Waters Conference, October 26-29, 2009, Cairns-Australia ; 4th Biennial International Waters Conference, 31 July – 3 August 2007 Cape Town-South Africa ; Third GEF Biennial International Waters Conference, June 20-25, 2005, Bahia-Brazil ; Second GEF Biennial International Waters Conference, September 24-29, 2002, Dalian-China ; First GEF Biennial International Waters Conference, October 14-18, 2000, Budapest-Hungary.  

 

GLOBAL OCEAN

Global Forum OCI-Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts and Islands was created at the World Summit on Sustainable Development-WSSD in Johannesburg-South Africa in September 2002 >> Strategic planning 2006-2016.

 

Ocean Info Pack & World Ocean Network: information and tools for a Citizenship of the World Ocean >>> Global Forum OCI-on Oceans, Coasts and Islands.

 

WOC: World Ocean Council: International Business Alliance for Corporate Ocean Responsibility: is a cross-sectoral industry leadership alliance on Corporate Ocean Responsibility: non-profit project under the ‘fiscal sponsorship’ of the Trust for Conservation Innovation-TCI: TCI is a non-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization under the rules of the US Internal Revenue Service: the WOC will become an independent non-profit non-governmental organization registered in the US and the UK >>> SOS-Sustainable Ocean Summit, the first international, cross-sectoral ocean sustainability conference for the private sector: Belfast-UK, 15-17 June 2010, Conference Report: World Ocean Council-WOC.

 

W2O: World Ocean Observatory: Programs, World Ocean Directory, World Ocean Radio: W2O, Boothbay Harbor-USA.

 

World Ocean Network: Secretariat c/o NAUSCAÁ Centre National de la Mer, Boulogne-Sur-Mer-France; Réseau Ocean Mondial is an international non-profit association, c/o ECSITE, Brussels-Belgium. 

IISD International Institute for Sustainable Development:  IISD Canada

UN Atlas of the Oceans

World Oceans Day

IWCO: The Report: The Ocean Our Future, Independent World Commission on the Oceans, 1998, Chairman, Mario Soares, December 1998: Lisbon Declaration. The United Nations established the Commission in 1995 and to present a report to the United Nations during 1998, the International Year of the Ocean (ocean governance).

EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE PARTNERSHIP: ESSP-Earth System Science Partnership ; DIVERSITAS-international research programme ; IGBP ; IHDP-International Human Dimensions Programme on global Environmental Change ; WCRP-World Climate Research Programme.

GETF: GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT & TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION: nonprofit organization: Washington DC-USA > Water and Sanitation > Clean Energy & Climate Change.

IW LEARN: INTERNATIONAL WATERS LEARNING EXCHANGE AND RESOURCES NETWORK: is the Global Environment Facility’s-GEF International Waters Learning Exchange and Resources Network: IW:LEARN Project management Office (global), c/o UNDP Bratislava-Slovakia; UNEP/IW LEARN c/o UNEP, Nairobi-Kenya; GEF-Global Environment Facility Secretariat, Washington DC-USA; UNDP, New York-USA:  UNEP, UNDP, World Bank.