International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

The document library includes a wide array of outputs from projects (reports, presentations, case studies, terms of reference) as well as other content of interest to GEF International waters. Project managers and GEF International Waters staff are invited to give their feedback or submit case studies, ToRs, or other documentation to be included in the document library (info@iwlearn.org)

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16 Aug 2019 - report - English [LME6] IOC-IUCN-NOAA Consultative Meeting on Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) Report
The Sixth Consultative Committee Meeting on Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) was held from 23 to 30 March 2004. The Consultation was convened by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, the US Department of Commerce’s National...
07 Aug 2019 - outreach-material - project: 2263 - English [BSERP] Poster: Results from BSERP Research
Four research cruises (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, with huge amount of data gathered on biology, chemistry and physical processes. Showcased at the Final Seminar of the BSERP on 14-15 February 2008, Istanbul.
05 Aug 2019 - tda - project: 1462 - English The Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) of the Large Marine Ecosystems of the Western Indian Ocean (Volume 1: Baseline)
This Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) has been developed jointly by the ASCLME and SWIOF Projects in 2012 and is the regional synthesis report on the current status of the Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems. It presents an a...
01 Aug 2019 - publication - English Scaling up Community Actions for International Waters Management
The GEF Small Grants Programme has supported the implementation of regional Strategic Action Programmes with 1,027 small grant projects in more than forty transboundary waterbodies around the World. SGP experience show that communities when empowe...
01 Aug 2019 - publication - English The Political Economy of Regionalism: The Relevance for International Waters and the Global Environment Facility
Most freshwater and marine systems are transboundary in nature and therefore depend on sound regionalism and regional governance. The way these transboundary water systems are governed and managed is of vital importance for economic and social dev...
01 Aug 2019 - publication - English Governance Challenges, Gaps and Management Opportunities in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: A STAP Information Paper
Published in May 2017, this STAP information paper synthesizes the regulatory and legal frameworks of UNCLOS. It encourages the GEF to support actions that account for the diversity of ecosystem services that ABNJ provides to regulating the climat...
01 Aug 2019 - publication - English Blue Economy: Community Solutions
This publication includes examples from across different continents, ecosystems and cultures, but they all address the priorities of livelihoods and conservation in combination and bring benefits on both fronts. By giving local communities an imme...
01 Aug 2019 - publication - English Island Innovations
This publication showcases some of the most successful approaches and achievements emerging from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and zooms in on a range of actions, including conservation and sustainable use of critical marine and coastal re...
29 Jul 2019 - publication - English A Conceptual Framework for Governing and Managing Key Flows in a Source-to-Sea Continuum
This publication aims to present foundations for the integration of “blue” and “green” economic growth opportunities in the source-to-sea continuum. The paper defines the continuum and discusses key biophysical flows and linkages across open ocean...
29 Jul 2019 - outreach-material - project: 2263 - English [BSERP] Poster: International Black Sea Action Day (2006 – 2007)
31 October has been celebrated every year since all coastal countries signed the “Strategic Action Plan for the Protection and Rehabilitation of the Black Sea” on 31 October 1996. International Black Sea Action Day is a regional event designed to ...
29 Jul 2019 - outreach-material - project: 2263 - English [BSERP] Poster: Morpho-functional Indices of Seaweed Communities in Zernov's Phyllophora Field
Showcased at the Final Seminar of the BSERP on 14-15 February 2008, Istanbul.
29 Jul 2019 - outreach-material - project: 2263 - English [BSERP] Poster: Development of the Habitat Mapping for Commercial Fish and Invertebrate Species
The main objectives are to: (1) Support an adequate and reliable assessment of the negative effect of pollution on populations of the main fish species of the Black Sea; and (2) Map the main areas within the Black Sea, which require urgent protect...
18 Jul 2019 - report - project: 4489 - English [TWAP] Volume 6 - Annex L: The Open Ocean: Selected Indicators
Volume 6 Transboundary Water Systems: Crosscutting Status and Trends (A Summary for Policy Makers) – highlights a first global analysis to examine the present-day thematic dimensions of risk among 756 international water systems across five water ...
18 Jul 2019 - report - project: 4489 - English [TWAP] Comparison of governance assessments conducted by the transboundary waters assessment programme components
Published in 2016, the purposes of this document are to: (1) Report briefly on the overall activities of the TWAP Governance Crosscutting Working Group on Governance, (2) Provide a comparative analysis of the governance assessments carried out for...
15 Jul 2019 - publication - English Adaptive marine spatial planning in the Netherlands sector of the North Sea
AUTHOR: Leo de Vrees ABSTRACT: The territorial waters and the EEZ of the Netherlands form a part of the southern North Sea. The area is intensely used and for several of these uses considerable growth is forecast. For years, industrial freedom...
15 Jul 2019 - publication - English Aquaculture Perspective of Multi-Use Sites in the Open Ocean: The Untapped Potential for Marine Resources in the Anthropocene
AUTHORS/EDITORS: Bela H. Buck and Richard Langan ABSTRACT (Excerpt): As we exhaust traditional natural resources upon which we have relied for decades to support economic growth, alternatives that are compatible with a resource conservation...
13 Jul 2019 - publication - English Social License to Operate and the Blue Economy
AUTHORS: Dr Michelle Voyer, Dr Judith van Leeuwen ABSTRACT (Excerpt): The Blue Economy is an ocean based economic growth model gaining traction around the world. The way in which the Blue Economy is conceived and understood differs significant...
12 Jul 2019 - publication - English Examining the role of integration in marine spatial planning: Towards an analytical framework to understand challenges in diverse settings
AUTHORS: Fred Saunders, Michael Gilek, Jon Day, Björn Hassler, Jennifer McCann, Tiffany Smythe INTRODUCTION (Excerpt): Marine spatial planning (MSP) as a means of marine governance has been given more prominence recently in response to the pro...
10 Jul 2019 - publication - English Communicating Maritime Spatial Planning: The MSP Challenge approach
AUTHORS: Lodewijk Abspoel, Igor Mayer, Xander Keijser , Harald Warmelink, Rhona Fairgrieve, Malena Ripken, Andrej Abramic, Andreas Kannen, Roland Cormier, Sue Kidd ABSTRACT: The MSP Challenge uses game technology and role-play to support commu...
27 Jun 2019 - report - project: 4690 - English [CCRES] Site report: El Nido, Philippines
El Nido is a coastal municipality in the north of Palawan in the Philippines. With 18 barangays (the smallest administrative division in the Philippines) and covering 465 square kilometres, the western side of the municipality (Bacuit Bay) has bee...

 

 

 

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