KINGSTON, JAMAICA 8 November 2010 — The Workshop to Develop an Environmental Management Plan for the Clarion Clipperton Zone gets underway in Kingston on Monday 8 November 2010 and  will be webcast live on the ISA website

The objectives of the workshop are to:

  • Review further the proposal currently under consideration by the Legal and Technical Commission for the establishment of a network of areas of particular environmental interest in the CCZ, and identify how the establishment of such a network could contribute to the general objectives of the environmental regime established by the Authority.
  • Advise on the formulation of a regional scale environmental management plan for the CCZ, based on the best available scientific knowledge, including the conservation objectives for the CCZ and a comprehensive environmental monitoring programme.
  • Identify the data available, including that collected by existing contractors with the Authority, to support such a management plan and future scientific research needs.