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IMPAC3 is an occasion to build bridges between all memebers of the ocean community: not only those in charge of managing its resources, but also those who make use of them, including private companies.
Location: Level-1, in the lobby between the main auditorium, the Ocean Pavilion +, the poster area and Vieux-Port Dining Hall.
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The Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission is an intergovernmental fisheries cooperation created on March 29, 1985 by Convention, its objective is to strengthen the framework for sustainable management of fisheries in the sub-region through the coordination of policies of its seven Member States (Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Senegal, Sierra Leone).
The French Mediterranean harbors an extraordinary heritage – biologically (with a high rate of endemism), historically (as a cradle of civilizations), but also economically and socially: this sea is put to heavier use than any other in terms of tourism and transport. To ensure these uses are sustainable and this legacy is preserved for the future, 78 marine protected areas have created a dense and dynamic network.
CLS is a subsidiary of CNES (French Space Agency) and IFREMER (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea) and since 1986 has provided satellite services for location, data collection, ocean observation and surveillance to government authorities, scientists and commercial companies involved in the sustainable management of marine resources, environmental surveillance and maritime security.
COMEX relies on a unique know-how and on high-level resources and equipment to gain a better scientific understanding of the seabed.
The 10 French national parks, federated under the umbrella of Parcs nationaux de France (PNF), play a major role in the conservation of biodiversity. Several of them encompass considerable expanses of sea: Port-Cros National Park, which in 2013 celebrates its 50th birthday; Calanques National Park, the first European outer-urban national park; and Guadeloupe National Park.
The Corsican Environment Office is the public undertaking that coordinates Corsica’s environmental policy, under the authority of the Territorial Collectivity of Corsica. Its main role is the management of the largest nature reserve in France (excluding the Overseas): Strait of Bonifacio. The Office is also are partner in Maddalena Archipelago National Park, spanning Corsican and Sardinian waters, within the framework of the European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) - International Marine Park of the Strait of Bonifacio. This is Europe’s first EGTC dedicated to studying and conserving cross-border territories.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature naturally occupies pride of place in the exhibition, as a co-organizer of IMPAC3.
Marseille, host city of the congress, is the second largest city in France, with a population of 800 000 inhabitants. Historically connected to the sea, the city is implementing an ambitious marine environment protection policy. Every day of the congress, Marseille’s exhibition stand will host different partners of this policy, drawn from institutional, economic, scientific and associative fields.
The booth of the other co-organizer of the congress is located exactly across the main alley from IUCN.
The OSPAR Convention is the current legal instrument guiding international cooperation on the protection of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic. Work under the Convention is managed by the OSPAR Commission, made up of representatives of the Governments of 15 Contracting Parties and the European Commission, representing the European Union.
MAIA (Marine Protected Areas in the Atlantic Arc) aims to build a network for sharing and communication among stakeholders involved in the management of marine protected areas in the Atlantic Arc, from the United Kindom to Portugal.
The PANACHE project aims to improve protection of marine environments in the Channel through the networking of existing marine protected areas, both in France and in England. Like MAIA, the project seeks to strengthen relations between MPA stakeholders and managers.
The Agence Française de développement (AFD) is a public finance institution that fights poverty, improves people’s living conditions, fosters economic growth, and supports environmental projects in developing countries and in the French Overseas on behalf of the French Government. AFD is present on four continents, with an international network of seventy agencies and representation offices.
A funding instrument of French bilateral cooperation and development policy dedicated to environmental protection, FFEM (French Global Environment Facility/Fonds français pour l'environnement mondial) has been addressing since 1994 issues of biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, persistent organic pollutants and the stratospheric ozone layer. FFEM finances projects that contribute to the objectives of the international conventions signed by France, and strives to combine economic and social development with environmental protection.
In the center of the Pacific Ocean, French Polynesia consists in 118 islands scattered across 5 million square km, an expanse of water as large as the whole of Europe. This area, ranging from blue lagoons to the deep sea, is home to a unique marine biodiversity. Proud of their culture and heritage shaped by the ocean, the Polynesian people wish to share their commitment to protecting their “blue wealth” and combine tradition, innovation, education and sustainable development.
WWF is one of the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in more than 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
CEE is a Centre of Excellence for Environmental Education in India, supported by the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Its primary objective is to improve public awareness and understanding of the environment, with a view to to promoting the conservation and sustainable use of nature and natural resources. CEE develops innovative programs and educational material, and builds capacity in the field of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
Brest, at the westernmost tip of Brittany, is home to major marine stakeholders such as IFREMER, IUEM, Europôle Mer, Pôle Mer and Océanopolis. They have made it a leading European center for marine sciences and technologies. Under the banner of the Technopôle Brest-Iroise, major economic players have been addressing the challenge of preserving marine life and of sharing equitably marine resources. Their international clout helps to spread knowledge on the sea, making Brest and its surrounding area a champion of biodiversity.
The marine and coastal zone covered by the PRCM program (Mauritania, Cape Verde, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea and Sierra Leone) is strategic to industries such as fisheries, tourism, fossil-fuel extraction and mining. It is also home to about half the population of these countries, which total 35 million residents. Hence conflicting interests and pressures that may require more than local or national responses. PRCM aims to deliver common solutions on a regional and international plane.
Amid the bustle of the Exhibition Hall, the Ocean+ Book Corner offers a quiet space where you can take a rest while continuing to learn.
Feel free to sit down and leaf through books on display. Depending on the time of your visit, you may also meet authors, to go beyond what’s laid down in print.
In the Book Corner, words come alive in more ways than one – they also leap from the page and onto the wall. Come take a look!