In March, Jane Collins (ESR8) was invited to participate in a ‘Science for Solutions’ workshop in Ecuador, jointly organised by the Permanent Commission for the South Pacific (CPPS), the STRONG High Seas (‘Strengthening Regional Ocean Governance on the High Seas’) project and the ABNJ Deep Seas project (UNEP-WCMC).

This workshop formed part of a series of workshops in the Southeast Pacific region, which aims to bring stakeholders together to discuss the current status and challenges for global and regional ocean governance, foster exchange and build new networks.

Jane delivered a presentation on ‘The Legal and Policy Frameworks Governing Marine Biodiscovery and Marine Genetic Resources in the Context of Ongoing UN Negotiations Regarding Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction.

For further information, please see the STRONG High Seas website: https://www.prog-ocean.org/our-work/strong-high-seas/