From geopolitics and ocean pollution to seabed resource extraction, ocean governance is becoming ever more complex. There are a multitude of legislative policies and drivers, which vary from country to country and region to region in their interpretation and implementation, ultimately leading to significant transboundary issues.
This Special Interest Group has an overall objective to bring together expertise to raise awareness and provide well informed, technical information to encourage the development of practical solutions to facilitate and assist improvements in sustainable development of the oceans. The group looks to establish a programme to assess whether legislation is fit for purpose, and where there is scope for improvement, to offer impartial, technically-informed advice for bringing this about, driving engagement between regulators, policymakers, academics and regulatory scientists.
If you would like to get involved, please join the SIG as a corresponding member and join the SIG's group on Nexus. This SIG is newly established and if you are looking for a greater position of involvement please register your interest in becoming a member of the committee with the IMarEST technical team.