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Grande Galerie de l'Évolution

36 Rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire


75005 Paris


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Conservation in the high seas: emerging challenges in political and marine sciences

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A workshop organized by the Climate Services Convention and IDDRI, in partnership with CNES and the National Museum of Natural History

The immense water volumes of the high seas are largely responsible for the ocean role in climate regulation, represent an important reserve of planetary unexploited resources, and contain a remarkable patrimony of biodiversity. The international community committed to conserve and sustainably use this part of the planet and recently launched negotiations for an international treaty covering areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ).

However, when moving the attention from the coast to the high seas, specific challenges arise. In contrast to the fixed topographical features of the coast, open ocean biogeography and ecosystem services are mainly tied to physical features like fronts and current systems, whose position drifts in space and is not permanent in time. Identifying these features, their spatial range of variability, drifts under climate variability, and biophysical function, is not a trivial task. Other challenges arise in political sciences. Policies in the open ocean are not the competence of a single nation, but are framed by a complex and fast evolving multi-jurisdictional system, in which multiple actors control the fate of this vast area. Motivations behind political action are diverse, ranging from conservation to food security and extension of geopolitical influence.

This workshop aims at gathering specialists of both marine and political sciences for discussing these emerging crossdisciplinary challenges.

Language: the workshop will be mostly in English.

Format: Short talks followed by round table discussions

Invited Speakers

Sakina-Dorothée Ayata, Sorbonne Univ.

Laurent Bopp, IPSL, IPCC leading author

Chris Bowler co-coordinator Tara-Oceans

Jean-Benoît Charrassin, IPSL

Cédric Cotté, MNHN

Anne-Cécile Dragon, WWF

Francesco d’Ovidio, IPSL

Juliette Lambin, CNES program director « Earth, environment, and climat »

Philippe Koubbi, Sorbonne Univ. and EU CCAMLR delegation

Cédric Marteau, Directeur de la Réserve Naturelle des Terres Australes Françaises

Julien Rochette, IDDRI

Jean-Baptiste Sallée, IPSL, IPCC leading author

Serge Ségura, Ambassadeur chargé des Océans

Enrico Ser-Giacomi, IPSL

David Wilgenbus, Office for Climate Education

Cette journée thématique est organisée dans le cadre du projet Convention Services Climatiques (, avec le soutien du Ministère de la Transition Écologique et Solidaire.



Auditorium at Grande Galérie de l'Evolution, Muséum d'Historie Naturelle, 36 Rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire

10h00-10h30: Welcome (F. d'Ovidio, J. Rochette)

10h15-10h30: Jean-Benoît Charrassin, LOCEAN-IPSL Director and Sébastien Treyer, IDDRI executive director

10h30-11h40: Session 1: Anthropogenic impacts and threats on the ecosystems of the open ocean

Laurent Bopp: Impacts of climate change in the ocean

Anne-Cécile Dragon: Europe's course to sustainable fisheries

Enrico Ser-Giacomi: Tools for monitoring ocean connectivity

David Wilgenbus: Oceans and Climate Change: challenges and opportunities for education

11h40-11h50: Coffee break

11h50-13h00: Session 2: The case of the Southern ocean

Jean-Baptiste Sallée: Climate change in the Southern Ocean

Philippe Koubbi: Southern Ocean representative system of MPAs

Cédric Cotté: Megafauna of the Southern Ocean

BUFFET LUNCH (offered to all registered participants):

13h15:14h00 Buffet at Tour Zamansky, top floor, Campus Pierre et Marie Curie, 4, place Jussieu (5-10 minutes walking distance, see map below)


Auditorium at Grande Galérie de l'Evolution, Muséum d'Historie Naturelle, 36 Rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire

14h-14h30: Coffee

14h30-15h45: Session 3: Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) negotiations

Serge Segura: Current negotiations for an high seas agreement

Sakina-Dorothée Ayata: Drawing the biogeography of the open ocean: the case of the Mediterranean

Chris Bowler: Microbial diversity in the open ocean and -omics techniques

15h45-16h15: Coffee break

16h15-17h30: Session 4: Marine protected areas in the high seas

Juliette Lambin: A vision from the sky: the role of Cnes and other space agencies on marine conservation

Cédric Marteau: La conservation en haute mer : l'exemple de la réserve naturelle des terres australes françaises

Francesco d’Ovidio: MPAs in a dynamical environment

Julien Rochette: MPAs in the high seas: state of play and challenges

17h30: Closing remarks


The workshop will be held at the Auditorium of "Grande Galérie de l'Evolution", Muséum of Natural History, 36 Rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire.

The lunch will be served at the top floor of Tour Zamansky, Campus Pierre et Marie Curie, 4, place Jussieu, at few minutes walking distance.

Zamansky Tower

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Grande Galerie de l'Évolution

36 Rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire


75005 Paris


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