Maritime Forum

An agreed science case for a strategic management plan for the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in the North Atlantic

Event date:
02/11/2016 (All day) to 04/11/2016 (All day)
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    follow up to meeting at Horta in the Azores and aimed at identifying areas of particular environmental interest

    SEMPIA II meeting, Sintra, November 2-4th, 2016

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    The meeting follows a preparatory meeting in Horta, Azores, in June 2015 and should generate

    1. A report of the meeting including an agreed science case for a strategic management plan for the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in the North Atlantic, including Part I: Application of the precautionary approach in the design of APEIs  Part 2: a science case for Areas at Risk of Serious Harm
    2. A plan for the writing of a zero draft management plan for the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in the North Atlantic

     

    The report of the meeting will be sent to the LTC in time for its February meeting. The intention is that a zero draft will be prepared for the July meeting of the LTC. 

    Day 1   2nd November

    The first part of day 1 will be a catch up to bring everyone up to speed on what has happened since the last meeting in Horta.  Discussion should be kept to clarification questions with general discussion to follow later.

     

    09.10 - 09.20        Introduction  Phil Weaver

    09.20 - 09.40        Design principles overview and lessons from the CCZ EMP   Craig Smith

    09.40 - 10.00        Top-down habitat mapping applied to the MAR  Kerry Howell

    10.00 - 10.20        Connectivity issues on the North Atlantic MAR  Heiko Stuckas/ Ron Etter

    10.20 -10.40         Discussion

     

    COFFEE

     

    11.10 - 11.30        Fracture zone faunas  Andrey Gebruk

    11.30 - 11.50        How to include ecosystem services and climate change into the strategic management plan  Lisa Levin

    11.50 - 12.10        Spatial assessment approaches and alternatives for the mid-Atlantic Ridge   Pat Halpin

    12.10 - 12.40        Scientifically Based Design Criteria for the North Atlantic MAR - update from the Lisbon workshop July, 2016  Telmo Morato / Cindy Van Dover / Daniel Dunn

    12.40 - 13.00        Discussion

     

    LUNCH

     

    14.15 - 14.30        Comments on the regional strategic management approach by the ISA  (TBC)

    14.30 - 14.40        Pros and cons of the design options described in the Lisbon workshop  Ron Etter/Craig Smith

    14.40 - 15.00        Results of the workshop on VMEs  Matt Gianni

    15.00 - 15.30        Discussion

     

    TEA

    15.30 - 17.30        Plenary discussions

     

    The discussions will continue on Day 2 and into Day 3 and if there is time they will lead into writing groups for the reports.

    The discussions should tackle

    1. Further discussion of banded APEIs based on the Lisbon report aiming to finalise and agree the science case
    2. Areas at Risk of Serious Harm (these can be regarded as comparable to VMEs). 

    We should also tackle how to accommodate existing licence blocks into the management plan.

     

     

    Breakout groups may be set up if and when suitable topics arise but the initial intention is for all discussion to be held in plenary.

     

    Day 3 (Friday 4th November) will end at 15.00

    Chris

    BARRIO

    United Kingdom

    Seascape Consultants

    Géraldine

    BECHAUX

    Belgium

    GOPA Com

    David

    BILLETT

    United Kingdom

    Deep Seas Environmental Solutions Ltd

    Sabine

    CHRISTIANSEN

    Germany

    IASS

    Ana

    COLACO

    Portugal

    MARE-AZores

    Hendrik

    DE STIGTER

    The Netherlands

    NIOZ - Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

    Daniel

    DUNN

    USA

    Duke University

    Ron

    ETTER

    USA

    UMass/Boston

    Andrey

    GEBRUK

    Russia

    P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology RAS, IORAS

    Matthew

    GIANNI

    The Netherlands

    Gianni Consultancy/Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

    Kristina

    GJERDE

    USA

    Wycliffe Management

    Anthony

    GREHAN

    Ireland

    National University of Ireland, Galway

    Vikki

    GUNN

    United Kingdom

    Seascape Consultants Ltd

    Patrick

    HALPIN

    USA

    Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University

    Kerry

    HOWELL

    United Kingdom

    Plymouth University

    Aline

    JAECKEL

    Australia

    Macquarie University, Sydney

    David

    JOHNSON

    United Kingdom

    Seascape Consultants Ltd

    Daniel

    JONES

    United Kingdom

    National Oceanography Centre

    Megan

    JUNGWIWATTANAPORN

    USA

    Pew Charitable Trusts

    Tina

    KUTTI

    Norway

    Institute of Marine Research, Norway

    Laura

    LALLIER

    Belgium

    University of Ghent

    Lisa

    LEVIN

    USA

    Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative, Center for Marine Biodiversity & Conservation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    Pedro

    MADUREIRA

    Portugal

    Task Group for the Extension of the Continental Shelf

    Christopher

    MANN

    USA

    The Pew Charitable Trusts

    Lenaick

    MENOT

    France

    Ifremer

    Anna

    METAXAS

    Canada

    Dalhousie University

    Tina

    MOLODTSOVA

    Russia

    P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology RAS

    Francesc

    MONTSERRAT

    Brazil

    Oceanographic Institute - University of São Paulo (IO-USP)

    Telmo

    MORATO

    Portugal

    IMAR - University Azores

    John

    MOUAT

    United Kingdom

    OSPAR Commission

    Sandor

    MULSOW

    Jamaica

    Internatinal Seabed Authority

    Gordon

    PATERSON

    United Kingdom

    Natural History Museum

    Jose Angel

    PEREZ

    Brazil

    Universidade do Vale do Itajaí

    Marta Chantal

    RIBEIRO

    Portugal

    CIIMAR / UPorto (Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research)

    Iain

    SHEPARD

    Belgium

    European Commission

    Craig

    SMITH

    USA

    University of Hawaii

    Heiko

    STUCKAS

    Germany

    Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

    Andrew

    SWEETMAN

    United Kingdom

    The Lyell Centre for Earth and Marine Science and Technology, Heriot-Watt University

    Torsten

    THIELE

    United Kingdom

    Global Ocean Trust

    Phillip

    TURNER

    USA

    Duke University

    Alexander

    TURRA

    Brazil

    Oceanographic Institute, São Paulo University

    Cindy

    VAN DOVER

    USA

    Duke University

    frederic

    VANDEPERRE

    Portugal

    IMAR

    Philip

    WEAVER

    United Kingdom

    Seascape Consultants

    Hiroyuki

    YAMAMOTO

    Japan

    Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology

    Sebastien

    YBERT

    France

    Ifremer

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