Ocean Action Hub

The aim of this event is to raise awareness and dissemination information on the Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) Definitive Volume, known as the “eBook”.

In support of mitigating stressors on Large Marine Ecosystems, the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE), with support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) via IW:LEARN, will be releasing a 649 page eBook and Portfolio of scientific applications for sustainable development of the world’s LMEs in April 2021. The LME eBook and Portfolio provide examples of science-based best practices for advancing towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal and Targets (SDG-14) for the oceans endorsed by the UN General Assembly in 2015 as well as the objectives expressed by the General Assembly in 2019, proclaiming 2021-2030 as the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.


Setting the Scene:

  • How the UN Ocean Decade advanced ecosystem-based science and management - Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO
  • SCOPE perspective on the LME approach - Jon Samseth, President, Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE)
  • LME global assessment and management movement - Kenneth Sherman, Coastal Resource Center, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
  • United Nations Development Program and LME approach - Andrew Hudson, Head of Water and Ocean Governance, UNDP

LME Science in Action - Expert Panel 

  • The Yellow Sea LME application of ecosystem based assessment and management - Yinfeng Guo, Former Project Manager, GEF-UNDP-UNOPS Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem project
  • Benguela Current LME Convention - Viviane Kinyaga, Project Manager, Benguela Current Commission, Benguela Current LME Project
  • LME global fisheries production and potential - Michael Fogarty, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – Northeast Fisheries Center
  • GEF support of LME assessment and management- Christian Severin, Lead, International Waters Focal Area, Global Environment Facility
  • Crosscutting scales of the LME approach from local to international - J.P Walsh, Director, Coastal Resources Center, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island

Audience Question and Answer Session


To join this event, please register using the following link: LME Definitive Launch Zoom Registration

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