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Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative Annual Meeting

The Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI) is an international partnership of science and
conservation organizations advancing the scientific basis for conserving biological diversity in the deep seas and open oceans. As of today it consists of more than 20 partners: Agence des aires marines protégées; Aquamaps; BfN; Birdlife International; CBD; CenSeam; Coral Reef Studies; CSIRO; DOP; GRID-ARENDAL; Hermione; IOC; Marine Conservation Institute; MGEL Duke University; OBIS; TOPP; SANBI; SFP; UNU‐IAS; and WCMC.

The GOBI Annual Meeting brings once a year all the GOBI partners together to: i) assess progress on the fulfillment of the partnership Mission, ii) to report on their activities related to GOBI and iii) to plan future joint work in support of the CBD led process to identify EBSAs. The meeting will convene in Internal Sessions (for GOBI members only) on Saturday 24 the whole day and in the morning of Sunday 25. GOBI will host an Open Science Session on Sunday afternoon (13:3018:00), highlighting work related to its activities, and everybody is welcome to join.

Venue: Gordon Suite A, AECC (Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre), Aberdeen, U.K.

Guests by invitation.

Location:   Aberdeen, Scotland, U.K.
Dates:   September 24-25, 2011
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