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2016

United Nations group visits Stony Brook Southampton Marine Station
On Saturday July 9th, 2016, the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science was honored to welcome a group of United Nations ambassadors, dignitaries, and their families to the Stony Brook Southampton Marine Station for a tour of the facility and an overview of the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program (ShiRP). Ten countries, including Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Fiji, Israel, Italy, Kiribati, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, and Vanuatu were represented.

Dr. Ellen Pikitch briefs the United Nations on the results of the Rome 10 x 20 Conference
Dr. Ellen Pikitch, Professor and Executive Director of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University, briefed a diplomatic audience at United Nations on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Missions from countries from around the world attended, and were welcomed by Ambassador Inigo Lambertini, Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations.

IOCS's Dr. Ellen Pikitch leads 10 x 20 Conference in Rome
Dr. Ellen Pikitch, Professor and Executive Director of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University, recently chaired a groundbreaking conference in Rome, which developed guidance for the United Nations to achieve the globally agreed target of conserving at least 10% of coastal and marine areas by the year 2020.

IOCS participates in “10 x 20” campaign on marine protected areas at the United Nations
The Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations hosted the first meeting of the “10 x 20” Steering Committee, an effort at the United Nations founded by the Ocean Sanctuary Alliance, to promote successful implementation and achievement of SDG 14, Target 5, which states: “By 2020, conserve at least 10 percent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information.” This Steering Committee represents an important step in mobilizing action towards achieving one of the SDG targets—perhaps it is the first effort by Member States to do so.


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