The Nereus Program will be hosting a side event at the 3rd Preparatory Committee Meeting on Marine Biological Diversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) March 27-April 7 in New York. The side event entitled “Adjacency: How legal precedent, ecological connectivity, and traditional knowledge inform our understanding of proximity” will take place on April 4. Principal Investigator Daniel Dunn (Duke), Fellow Guillermo Ortuno-Crepo (Duke), and Principal Investigator Patrick Halpin (Duke) along with partners from other institutions will be giving presentations and facilitating discussion surrounding State governance in areas of the high seas adjacent to their Economic Exclusive Zones (EEZs).
The Preparatory Committee was established to make recommendations to the UN General Assembly in the process of drafting a legally binding instrument under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
SIDE EVENT PROGRAM
The Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program presents
Adjacency: How legal precedent, ecological connectivity, and traditional knowledge inform our understanding of proximity
1:15 – 1:20 Settling in
1:20 – 1:25 Welcome (Dr. Daniel Dunn, Duke University & NF-UBC Nereus Program)
1:25 – 1:30 Welcome from PSIDS
1:30 – 1:40 H.E. Jane Chigiyal, Federated States of Micronesia
1:40 – 1:50 The connected legal seascape of areas within and beyond national jurisdiction (Dr. Robin Warner, University of Wollongong)
1:50 – 2:00 Straddling ecological connectivity: Implications for adjacency (Mr. Guillermo Ortuno Crespo, Duke University & NF-UBC Nereus Program)
2:00 – 2:10 Coastal communities, traditional knowledge and cultural connections to the high sea (Dr. Autumn-Lynn Harrison, Smithsonian Institute; Dr. Marjo Vierros, Shaw University)
2:10 – 2:15 Dr. Patrick N. Halpin, Duke University & NF-UBC Nereus Program
2:15 – 2:20 (TBD)