The International Seabed Authority (ISA) and the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF) of Egypt invite you to a joint side event at the 27th conference of the parties (COP 27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 14 November 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

The event aims at raising awareness of the law of the sea and the opportunities available to African countries in the field of exploration for deep-seabed minerals in the international seabed area (the Area). The event will discuss the importance of marine scientific research, technology and capacity-building to facilitate the participation of African countries in activities in the Area and promote the sustainable use of oceans, including the maritime zones around Africa. The event also aims to stimulate the dialogue among policy makers and the scientific community on the blue economy of Africa and the energy transition needed to achieve the targets of the Paris Agreement.

The event will be facilitated by Dr. Suzan El-Gharabawy, Head of the Marine Geophysics Department at NIOF and Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s Sub Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States.

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