Accessing the Sea & its Biodiversity for Science: What role for European Research Infrastructures?

European Marine Biological Resource Centre
Brussels, Belgium
The ESFRI distributed infrastructure European Marine Biological Resource Centre invites you to participate in a 2-day workshop on facilitating access to marine biological resources under the new rules and procedures for accesses from the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS), the associated Nagoya Protocol and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The meeting will explore the role RIs can play to reduce the burden on the users and identify common and shared solutions and future collaborations on accessing biodiversity. Topics to be explored will include interoperability, data as a genetic resource, accessing areas not governed by CBD and the Nagoya Protocol (Antarctica, deep sea and high seas), and meeting the needs of the private sector.