Talk: Protecting the high seas with Prof Alex Rogers
The high seas are under severe pressure from both direct and indirect human impacts. These include over-fishing, destructive fishing practices, pervasive plastic debris, deep-sea mining, offshore aquaculture, renewable energy technologies and of course climate change – which can cause warming, ocean acidification and deoxygenation.
What can be done about this? Currently, there is no legal framework for spatial conservation measures in the high seas. So, in this talk, Prof Alex Rogers will present what a network of marine protected areas in the high seas might look like, protecting 30% of known conservation features and taking into account climate change impacts.
We will also hear from Dr Gwilym Rowlands, Oxford Martin Fellow on the Oxford Martin Programme on Sustainable Oceans, who will consider how such a network of marine protected areas could be enforced and the potential benefits to the ocean.
This talk will be followed by a drinks reception.
All welcome, but please register to attend at the link provided.
Date/Time: Tue 11th June - 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm Add to Calendar
How to Book: https://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/event/2744
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