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"Ocean+" WebTV is online !

Oceanplus.tv is the Web TV of the 3rd International Congress of Marine Protected Areas. It talks about oceans, marine biodiversity in general and marine protected areas in particular.

www.oceanplus.tv

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VALMER : Valuing Ecosystem Services in the Western Channel

VALMER is an eleven partner, €4.7 million project co-funded by the INTERREG IV A Channel programme through the European Regional Development Fund, which aims to examine how improved marine ecosystem services assessment can support effective and informed marine management and planning

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PANACHE

PANACHE was a Franco-British project funded by European programme INTERREG IV. The project aimed for better protection of the Channel marine environment by establishing a network among existing marine protected areas.

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IMPAC3: Call for Abstacts is Out

The call for abstracts is out! Participants of the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress can now find out about the themes that the organizers have selected, with the aim of answering their needs as closely as possible. Your contributions will be decisive in defining the program of the congress, to be held in Marseille and Corsica from Oct. 21 to Oct. 27, 2013.

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Impac 3 : the program is online

The Impac 3 team is happy to present the program of the next International Marine Protected Areas Congress !

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Coral sea nature park

At the heart of the Coral Sea, the large ocean areas of the New Caledonian Maritime Space -which represent 98% of the territory-, comprise scattered “remote islands” and an important collection of coral reefs still not well known, despite ancestral habits in some of these parts.

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Agoa: protecting marine mammals in the French West Indies

The Agoa sanctuary aims to ensure good marine mammal conservation by protecting both the mammals and their habitats from the direct or indirect, potential or proven, adverse impacts of human activities.
Action is guided by five principles set out in the declaration establishing the sanctuary : protect, understand, share, inform and cooperate.

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French Polynesia’s Educational managed marine areas

An Educational Managed Marine Areas is a coastal zone which has a local and participatory management led by children. It is an initiative which involves pupils in a citizen action project of marine environment protection.

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Marine protected areas dashboard

As soon as they are established, marine protected areas have the responsibility for effectively protecting the marine environment. As a result of their legal status, some marine protected areas may have broader goals, extending beyond nature conservation, such as sustainably developing professional or leisure activities, or preserving cultural heritage or a maritime identity. Alone, a marine protected area (MPA) has a local, and limited, range of action. Marine environment conservation must be addressed on several...

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IMPAC 3 - Executive summary

The oceans cover 72% of the Earth’s surface, and the High seas (Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction – ABNJ) represent almost 60% of the world’s oceans and are at the heart of supporting life on Earth. Marine ecosystems provide vital services: securing food, developing economies and regulating the global climate, to name but a few. Oceans are the largest and oldest carbon sinks on Earth as 55 % of all biologically sequestered carbon is captured by...