Workshop on the Development of a Regional Environmental Management Plan for the Area of the Northwest Pacific
19 Feb 2024 - 23 Feb 2024Tokyo, Japan
The International Seabed Authority (ISA), in collaboration with Japan, will convene a workshop on the development of a Regional Environmental Management Plan (REMP) for the Area of the Northwest Pacific in Tokyo, Japan, from 19 February to 23 February 2024.
The workshop aims to:
- review and synthesize newly available scientific data and information related to the biological, oceanographical and geological aspects of the marine environment in the Northwest Pacific Ocean;
- validate and refine the design of potential area-based management tools (ABMTs) identified in the previous online workshop, and review and further improve the scientific rationale for the identification of such potential ABMTs based on agreed scientific criteria;
- drawing on the results from the quantitative modeling of cumulative impacts from the previous online workshop, determine ecosystem components, which may be at a high risk from future potential exploitation activities and cumulative impacts, and on this basis, appropriate management approaches for addressing such impacts, including non-spatial measures; and
- discuss priorities for future, regional-scale monitoring and research
Members of ISA, in particular sponsoring States, ISA contractors, international and regional organizations, projects/programs and initiatives, and academic institutions/scientific groups, are invited to nominate experts to participate in this workshop. Please refer to the call for nomination and information for more detail.
The results of this workshop will contribute to the future development of the REMP for this region. This may include another policy and management workshop to inform the Legal and Technical Commission in its consideration and drafting of the REMP for this region. The combined results from the expert workshops held for this region will inform the Legal and Technical Commission in its development of a REMP for this region.
For enquiries, please contact:
Office of Environmental Management and Mineral Resources, International Seabed Authority (email@example.com)
 Including this workshop as well as previous workshops held in Qingdao, China in 2018 and the online workshop in 2020.