EUCC has recently participated in the DG MARE consultation on International Ocean Consultation, pointing out, among others, that Gaps in the existing international ocean governance framework (and inadequate vertical and horizontal co-ordination between existing institutions and sectors). In particular, there are distinct gaps regarding climate impacts and ocean acidification, and lack of sufficient consideration of information, data and science on oceans, climate and acidification.
You can read the full document here: EUCC Ocean Gov Consultation_October 2015
The aim of this consultation is to gather input on how the EU could contribute to achieving better international governance of oceans and seas to the benefit of sustainable blue growth. On the basis of the results and other sources of data and information, the European Commission will consider how best to develop a more coherent, comprehensive and effective EU policy on improving the international ocean governance framework.