LifeWatchGreece participating to the Regular Process Workshop of the UN World Ocean Assessment 2, University of Valleta, Malta, 27-28 August, 2018.
The Regular Process was established by the United Nations General Assembly through a series of resolutions. The objective for the Regular Process is articulated in UNGA Resolution 57/141, (2005) "to improve understanding of the oceans and to develop a global mechanism for delivering science-based information to decision makers and public".
The overall objective, endorsed by the UN General Assembly in UNGA Resolution 64/71 (2009), paragraph 177, is that:
"The regular process under the United Nations would be recognized as the global mechanism for reviewing the state of the marine environment, including socioeconomic aspects, on a continual and systematic basis by providing regular assessments at the global and supraregional levels and an integrated view of environmental, economic and social aspects.
Such assessments would support informed decision-making and thus contribute to managing in a sustainable manner human activities that affect the oceans and seas, in accordance with international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and other applicable international instruments and initiatives.
The regular process would facilitate the identification of trends and enable appropriate responses by States and competent regional and international organizations.
The regular process would promote and facilitate the full participation of developing countries in all of its activities. Ecosystem approaches would be recognized as a useful framework for conducting fully integrated assessments."
From 25 to 27 June 2018, LifeWatch Italy will hold its Annual National Conference in Rome.
The Annual Conference of LifeWatch Italy, open to the national scientific community, aims at presenting the latest developments of the national node of the European infrastructure, welcoming, at the same time, external contributions on case studies and creating new opportunities for interaction and cooperation with the Infrastructure.
More in details, the Scientific Conference will be hosted by CNR on 25 and 26 June 2018 and will be articulated in three plenary and parallel thematic sessions addressing key topics at the heart of LifeWatch Italy activities in the last two years. These will focus on:
The Annual Conference will be closed by an institutional day with a round table, hosted in the fascinating Italian Presidential Estate of Castelporziano. In collaboration with the Secretariat General of the Presidency of the Italian Republic, LifeWatch Italy is gathering the main National stakeholders and relevant Research Infrastructures, to present itself and the opportunity offered for a deeper knowledge and better management of biodiversity and ecosystems, and to discuss how interconnecting the RIs active in the field.
More details and future updates will be available on the Conference website.