Background Information Document for the CBD Expert Workshop to Develop Options for Modifying the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas, for Describing New Areas, and for Strengthening the Scientific Credibility and Transparency of this Process (5-8 December 2017, Berlin)

Diz, Daniela and Morgera, Elisa and Ntona, Maria (2017) Background Information Document for the CBD Expert Workshop to Develop Options for Modifying the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas, for Describing New Areas, and for Strengthening the Scientific Credibility and Transparency of this Process (5-8 December 2017, Berlin). [Report]

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    Abstract

    This background report aims to inform the Expert Workshop to Develop Options for Modifying the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas, for Describing New Areas, and for Strengthening the Scientific Credibility and Transparency of this Process (5-8 December 2017, Berlin), by providing information on: (1) the process on ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) and its legal status; (2) how other international processes/instruments address issues concerning the updating of relevant scientific information that can lead to the description of new areas of conservation value or modification of existing areas through scientifically robust and transparent processes; and 3) elements for consideration in relation to the EBSA process.