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The oceans are a source of economic, social and environmental challenges and are under threat. The National Museum of Natural History is organising a meeting on Monday 16 December, at 7 pm, on the theme "The high seas, what are the stakes? »
Since the middle of the 20th century, human activities on the high seas have continued to grow and threats to its ecosystems and species have multiplied. Known as "high seas" or "international waters", marine areas beyond national jurisdiction (Beyond National Jurisdiction) cover nearly half of the planet. What do these areas represent? How are they managed and by whom? Are they under threat? These are all questions to be debated at this meeting.
Round-table discussion moderated by Andréa Rigal-Casta, environmental lawyer and co-founder of the firm Géo Avocats.
- Cedric Cotté, Oceanographer and ecologist, specialist of marine predators (mammals - birds) and their prey in the Southern Ocean ;
- Cédric MarteauDirector of the Natural Reserve of the French Southern Lands (TAAF) and Director of the Conservation of the Natural Heritage of the TAAF;
- Julien RochetteDirector of the Ocean Programme at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI);
- Serge SéguraAmbassador for Oceans, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Development (DFAIT)