Protecting Antarctica’s Ocean


What's at Stake for Norway?

torsdag 10. oktober 2013, kl. 13:00

Sal: Wergeland

Arrangør: Antarctic Oceans Alliance/Pew trust

Inngang: Gratis

The Antarctic Ocean Alliance cordially invites you to join us for a special event, Protecting Antarctica’s Ocean: What’s at Stake for Norway?, at Oslo’s Litteraturhuset from 12:00-16:00 on October 10th.

This public seminar will explore the ongoing international efforts to establish a network of Marine Protected Areas in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean. As well as creating a historic legacy for future generations, Marine Protected Areas are important for environmental conservation, for the health of fish stocks, and for developing scientific understanding of our planet’s is response to climate change.

The panel discussion will explore questions such as: What is the scientific case for protection of Antarctic waters? Can environmental conservation and fishing co-exist? Will national interests be impacted by the promotion and protection of global commons? And what role does Norway’s play in the global campaign to protect Antarctica waters?

13:00 The Last Ocean, Peter Young’s 2012 stunning movie about the race to protect Antarctica’s Ross Sea
14:00 Roundtable on marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean, hosted by James Barnes, Executive Director of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition, with guest speakers:

Dr Angelika Brandt, benthic ecologist, University of Hamburg

Dr Bob Smith, conservation planner / biogeographer, University of Kent

Dr Mandy Lombard, conservation planner / biogeographer, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and University of Cape Town

● Scientist Representing Norway’s Antarctic CCAMLR Delegation (To Be Confirmed)

RSVP: While the event is open, please RSVP to reserve your place at Protecting Antarctica’s Oceans

For more details, contact:
Dave Walsh
Karoline Andaur
Truls Gulowsen

Antarctic Oceans Alliance
The Antarctic Ocean Alliance include organisations such as the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Greenpeace, WWF.

Further reading:
Aftenposten: Redd dyrelivet i Antarktis!
NRK: Kan blokkere for verneområde i Antarktis
NRK: Ingen enighet om totalbeskyttelse av Antarktis