2015 Training Programme:
In preparation for the training programme, participants are strongly encouraged to familiarise themselves with
relevant background material prior to the start of the course. You will find some suggestions below, and the list may
be added to closer to the start of the course. Obviously you are not expected to study all the websites and documents in
detail, but the more material you are familiar with, the better prepared you will be for the lectures.
The COURSE READER is also useful for reference
purposes, providing a source of
key international legal instruments. It contains over 800 pages of texts divided into three main subject areas:
1) General Law of the Sea and Fisheries; 2) Climate Change; and 3) Maritime Safety & Security, and Marine Pollution.
Participants can download the electronic version, and a hard copy is also available
during the course, upon request. Note that readings and resources will also be provided by individual speakers during the programme, reflecting the issues and subject matter
in their own lecture.
General Documents and Websites
World Ocean Review 1: Living with the Oceans. A report on the state of the world's oceans
World Ocean Review 2: The Future of Fish - The Fisheries of the Future
World Ocean Review 3: Marine Resources - Opportunities and Risks
- Why Value the Oceans?
- Green Economy in a Blue World
- The Ocean and Climate Change - Tools and Guidelines for Action (IUCN)
- Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
- Climate Change: Evidence and Causes (Royal Society)
- Oceans Survey: Safeguarding our Oceans and Coasts through Exemplary Policies
and Laws (World Future Council)
- Global Ocean Commission
- Global Partnership for Oceans
- Fish to 2030: Prospects for Fisheries and Aquaculture (World Bank Report)
World in Transition - Governing the Marine Heritage (German Advisory Council on Global Change, 2013)
Hidden Harvest: The Global Contribution of Capture Fisheries (World Bank)
Sustainable Oceans: Reconciling Economic Use and Protection.
Ocean Governance (Small States Digest, Issue 4: 2013 - Commonwealth Secretariat)
- Ocean Science in Canada: Meeting the Challenge, Seizing the Opportunity
(Council of Canadian Academies 2013)
- Global Web Service on Oceans, Coasts and Islands. Created at the
2002 WSSD in Johannesburg, this forum brings together ocean leaders from governments, intergovernmental and international organisations, non-governmental
organisations, and the private sector to achieve the sustainable development of oceans, coasts, and islands.
UN Websites and Documents
UN Conferences on Sustainable Development
2012 (Rio+20: Brazil)
2002 (Rio+10: South Africa)
1992 (Rio: Brazil)