May 30, 2017
Ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) are special areas in the ocean that serve important purposes, in one way or another, to support the healthy functioning of oceans and the many services that it provides. This video is based on the outcomes of the EBSA workshop for the Southern Indian Ocean held in Mauritius in July 2012. Marine Hub researchers Nic Bax and Piers Dunstan provided technical advice to the workshop.
This video will be presented at the UN Oceans Conference on 5 to 9 June 2017 in New York, which will coincide with World Oceans Day. The theme of this year's conference is Our oceans, our future: partnering for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 .