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Preliminary List of Experts on Marine Protected Areas
Patricio Bernal, Chile
IUCN High Seas Initiative
Dr. Eric Carey, Bahamas
Bahamas National Trust
The Deep Sea Minerals Project is a collaboration between the Pacific Community (SPC) and the European Union (EU).
Initiated in 2011, the €4.4 million DSM Project is helping Pacific Island countries to improve the governance and management of their deep-sea minerals resources in accordance with international law, with particular attention to the protection of the marine environment and securing equitable financial arrangements for Pacific Island countries and their people.
UN-Oceans is an inter-agency mechanism that seeks to enhance the coordination, coherence and effectiveness of competent organizations of the United Nations system and the International Seabed Authority, in conformity with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the respective competences of each of its participating organizations and the mandates and priorities approved by their respective governing bodies.