Find out more about the Intergovernmental Conference on an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (General Assembly resolution 72/249)
STRONG High Seas project: Working through regional organizations, States in this region have recognized the need to strengthen ocean governance for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, including in the high seas.
The project carries out transdisciplinary scientific assessments to provide decision-makers with improved knowledge and understanding on high seas biodiversity.
A number of global datasets are available, to find out more, click on the links below
Overview of global marine and coastal datasets with option to search by category, resources, metadata, themes, county, region (including ABNJ) or licence.
UN|WCMC Ocean Data Viewer: View and download a range of spatial datasets.
Ocean biodiversity and biogeographic data and information
National Oceanographic Data Centre: includes World Ocean Database, World Ocean Atlas, etc.
Bathymetry data collated by the International Hydrographic Organisation and IOC|UNESCO
Earth.nullschool.net: A visualisation tool to show ocean currents, sea surface temperature, wind direction etc.
Many organisations are working on BBNJ issues - click on the logos below to find out more.
These links are provided for information only and don't represent affiliations to the project or an endorsement of views. This does not represent an exhaustive list of organisation involved in BBNJ.