3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress

Event date: 21 October 2013 - 27 October 2013

Venue: Pharo Palace
City: Marseille
Country: France
Website: 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress

Description: The Ocean is a public good entrusted to humankind. The international community, and each of us, must assume a share of responsibility in ensuring it is protected and sustainably managed.

Marine ecosystems and biodiversity bring strategic benefits, including securing food, developing economies and regulating the global climate. Marine protected areas are instrumental in containing the loss of biodiversity and in ensuring human activities are carried out in a sustainable way.

Creating a worldwide network of marine protected areas cannot occur without a cultural, philosophical and social shift in our relationship to the sea : we need to augment humankind with oceankind.

impac3.org is a platform for exchanging information, ideas and beliefs. It will also enable all those who cannot travel to Marseille to follow the Congress and to contribute to its debates. So let yourself be carried away by the stream of news and pictures we will channel straight from the oceans.