Mapping and global data base of ABMTs
Suggestion 1: Provision on development of mapping and global data base[edit | edit source]
States Parties cooperate directly, through competent international organisations and pursuant to this agreement and the Convention, or though a decision-making body established under this agreement:
- To understand and map existing patterns of human use of and impacts on the marine environment in ABNJ;
- To map ecologically or biologically significant areas and other critical and sensitive areas and vulnerable marine areas in ABNJ, with reference to relevant international criteria;
- To establish a global database of area-based management measures adopted in ABNJ;
- To collect and map other relevant information.
References: UNCLOS Art 200 (research, information), UNGA Res. 61/105 para 90 (global database on VMEs), FAO VME database, CBD COP Decision X/29 (EBSA information repository), EBSA Repository and Information-Sharing Mechanism, EMODnet, Obis, OSPAR MPA Map Tool