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29 November - 1 December 2017 | LME19 MEETING

The 19th Annual LME Consultative Meeting, organized by the LME: LEARN Project, taking place from 29 November to 1 December 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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The Annual meeting was preceded by the Partnership Meeting “Building International Partnership to Enhance Science-Based Ecosystem Approaches in Support of Regional Ocean Governance” (27 – 28 November 2017).

The primary objective of the Annual Meeting was to provide a global forum for GEF-funded marine and coastal leaders and institutions, aimed at sharing experiences and lessons with respect to ecosystem-based governance. The Annual LME Consultation contributes to the development of the LME Partnership by engaging marine, coastal, biodiversity and coastal climate change adaptation project leaders in meeting those objectives, in accordance with the GEF LME: LEARN project.

More specifically, the meeting aims at:  

  • Fostering a mutually supportive global network of leaders and institutions engaged in marine and coastal ecosystem based management by providing a forum for project (i.e. LME, ICM, MPA, others) leaders to discuss experiences and lessons learned; 
  • Mobilizing knowledge resources, new scientific applications and tools to support project implementation and organizational action related to priority knowledge topics; 
  • Reviewing marine and coastal project progress in regions, disseminating best practices amongst projects, and discuss emerging issues requiring common responses; and 
  • Discussing and disseminating the results of works conducted by the GEF LME:LEARN project, in particular through the partners and individuals involved in its working groups on governance, data and information management and ecosystem-based management.

Presentations and Meeting Content

1 - Opening Session

Objectives and structure of the LME19 Annual Consultative Meeting
Ivica Trumbic, GEF LME:LEARN PCU

2 - Working Groups on Governance and Ecosystem Based Management: Introduction

Objectives, structure and expected outcomes of the session 2
Wojciech Wawrzynski, ICES 

Introduction to the toolkits 
Lauren Wenzel, U.S. NOAA

Presentation of the toolkits (10’ for each toolkit)

Linking the toolkits 
Ivica Trumbic, GEF LME:LEARN PCU

EU MSP Roadmap and interaction with the LME community
Alejandro Iglesias-Campos, UNESCO-IOC

3 - Working Groups on Governance and Ecosystem-Based Management: Discussing the toolkits
 

4 – Capacity Development Session

Launch of the LME Massive Online Open Course and discussion
Emma Kelley, U.S. NOAA
The LME: LEARN

The LME Agenda: Implementing Strategic Action Programmes and the SDGs
David Vousden, Consultant

Preview of the two training sessions: 

Communications and Spatial Data Management Training Opportunity (GRID) 
Miles MacMillanLawler, GRID-Arendal

Systematic integration of the economic valuation of “wet” ecosystem services into the TDASAP process (UNIDO)
Christian Susan, UNIDO

5 – Regional Networks

Summary of the Regional Networks Meetings
Natalie Degger, GEF LME:LEARN PCU

6 - Data and Information Management Working Group Session 

Objectives and expected outcomes of the session
Vladimir Mamaev, UNDP

Demonstration of the LME Hub prototype Andy Jeffrey,

LME/Marine Database and Marine Portal
Mish Hamid, GEF LME:LEARN

Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) effort in support of the UN SDGs, especially SDG14
Rebecca Shuford, U.S. NOAA

Overview Presentation: Status of Data Management in the Marine and Coastal Portfolio, Vision for Standards on Results Reporting and Discussion
Chris Patterson, LME:LEARN 

Training session on the systematic integration of the economic valuation of “wet” ecosystem services into the TDA-SAP process

Session 1: Introduction to Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services
Christian Susan, UNIDO & Eduard Interwies, UNIDO

Session 2, part I: Providing a first estimation of the Economic Value of Ecosystem Services in IW-projects: Aim and Scope of a Tier 1 Economic Valuation & Setting the Scene and Scoping

Session 2, part II: Providing a first estimation of the Economic Value of Ecosystem Services in IW-projects: The Repository of Valuation Studies and Valuation Methods

Session 3, part I: In-depth economic evaluation of Ecosystem Services in IWprojects Block I: Aim and Scope of an indepth Economic Evaluation - the Policy Appraisal Context

Session 3, part II: In-depth economic evaluation of Ecosystem Services in IWprojects Block II: Basics - Scoping

Session 3, part III: In-depth economic evaluation of Ecosystem Services in IWprojects Block III: Overview of the most important valuation methodologies

Training Opportunity for GEF Projects on Communications and Website and Spatial Data 

Miles Macmillan-Lawler, GRID-Arendal

Introduction to the IWLEARN toolkits: web, visualization, communications

Standards for data and information management: metadata, GeoNode, visualizing results

Hands on session on using Geonode – Uploading data, metadata and styles

Hands on session on using Geonode - Visualizing data and interactive map creation

Shark swimming in the water outside South Africa