1. ATLAS Policy Briefs
- ATLAS Policy Brief: Recognising connectivity and climate change impacts as essential elements for an effective North Atlantic MPA network.
- ATLAS Policy Brief: Influence of valuations of ecosystem goods and services on Atlantic marine spatial planning.
- ATLAS Policy Brief: Policy opportunities and challenges for Blue Growth.
- ATLAS & iAtlantic Policy Brief: Changing ocean state and its impact on natural capital.
- ATLAS Policy Brief: Policy implications of the ATLAS project.
2. ATLAS Participation in High-Level Ministerial & Scientific Events and Science-Policy Panels
2.1. High-Level Ministerial & Scientific Events
- ATLAS contribution in the report on the high-level ministerial and scientific event “A New Era of Blue Enlightenment”. Lisbon, July 2017.
- ATLAS in 4th meeting under the OSPAR and NEAFC Collective Arrangement. Berlin, May 2018.
- ATLAS in United Nations multi-stakeholder dialogue and capacity-building partnership event. “Creating partnerships for capacity building in ecosystem assessment at ocean basin scale – case studies from the Atlantic”. New York, January 2019.
- ATLAS in the High Seas International Conference. Boulogne-sur-Mer, November 2019.
2.2. Science-Policy Panels
- ATLAS Science-Policy meeting. Brussels, March 2017.
- ATLAS Science-Policy meeting. Ottawa, May 2018.
- ATLAS Science-Policy meeting. Brussels, May 2019.
3. ATLAS Participation in International Working Groups
3.1 International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) Working Groups
- ICES. 2017. Report of the ICES/NAFO Joint Working Group on Deep-water Ecology (WGDEC). ICES CM 2017/ACOM:25. 121 pp.
- ICES. 2018. Report of the ICES/NAFO Joint Working Group on Deep-water Ecology (WGDEC), ICES CM 2018/ACOM:26. 126 pp.
- ICES. 2019. ICES/NAFO Joint Working Group on Deep-water Ecology (WGDEC). ICES scientific reports. 1:56. 119 pp.
- ICES. 2019. ICES Workshop on tradeoffs scenarios between the impact on seafloor habitats and provisions of catch/value (WKTRADE2). ICES scientific reports. 1:63. 67 p.
- ICES. 2020. ICES Workshop on EU regulatory area options for VME protection (WKEUVME).
- ICES. 2020. ICES/NAFO Joint Working Group on Deep-water Ecology (WGDEC). ICES scientific reports. 2:62. 171 pp.
- ICES. 2020. ICES Working Group for Marine Planning and Coastal Zone Management (WGMPCZM; outputs from 2019 meeting). ICES scientific reports. 2:9. 65 pp.
- ICES. 2020. Working Group on Fisheries Benthic Impact and Trade-offs (WGFBIT; outputs from 2019 meeting). ICES scientific reports. 2:6. 101 pp.
3.2 Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Working Groups
- NAFO. 2018. NAFO Working Group on Ecosystem Science and Assessment (WG-ESA). Serial No N6900. 112 pp.
- NAFO. 2019. NAFO Joint Commission-Scientific Council Working Group on the Ecosystem Approach Framework to Fisheries Management (WG-EAFFM). Serial No N6971. 17 pp.
- NAFO. 2019. Scientific Council Working Group on Ecosystem Science and Assessment (WG-ESA). Serial No N7027. 135 pp.
4. ATLAS Contributions to Public Consultations
- ATLAS response to the Environmental Audit Committee of the UK Government's Consultation on Sustainable Seas.
- ATLAS submission to the International Seabed Authority regarding draft regulations for exploitation.
- ATLAS response to the Scottish Government’s proposal to designate a deep sea marine reserve in Scottish waters. (also here)
- Scottish Government’s consultation analysis report on proposal to designate a deep sea marine reserve in Scottish waters
- ATLAS submission to the public consultation on the evaluation of deep-sea access regulation.
5. ATLAS Input into International Ocean Governance Processes & Frameworks
5.1 International Legally Binding Instrument for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ)
- “Anatomy of a new international instrument for marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction: First impressions of the preparatory process” (Long R, Chaves MR 2015).
- Side event with the Global Ocean Forum at BBNJ Preparatory Committee 2: “Capacity development for area-based management in areas beyond national jurisdiction: Needs, experiences, options, and opportunities”. New York, August 2016.
- Side event at BBNJ Preparatory Committee 3: “Ocean-scale science for effective marine governance: A new approach to managing Atlantic ecosystems”. New York, March 2017.
- Participation at BBNJ Preparatory Committee 4. New York, July 2017.
- Side event at BBNJ Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) 1: “Building MSP frameworks to enable Blue Growth”. New York, September 2018.
- Side event with the Global Ocean Forum at BBNJ IGC 2: “BBNJ Capacity development in the context of climate change”. New York, March 2019.
- Presentation of ATLAS in side event co-ordinated by the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI) at BBNJ IGC 3. New York, August 2019.
- “TOWARDS A PACKAGE: A Workshop for delegates, civil society and industry experts regarding marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction”. High-level workshop at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, January 2020.
- “Rockall and Hatton: Resolving a super wicked marine governance problem in the high seas of the Northeast Atlantic Ocean” (Johnson DE et al. 2019).
- ATLAS contribution to International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Comments on the United Nations BBNJ draft. This document fed into Textual Proposals Submitted by Delegations Prepared by UNDOALOS.
- “Recognising stakeholder conflict and encouraging consensus of ‘science-based management’ approaches for marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ)” (Gaebel C et al. 2020).
5.2 Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas (EBSA) Process
- ATLAS contribution in the report of the regional workshop to facilitate the description of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSA) in the north-east Atlantic Ocean. Stockholm, September 2019.
5.3 Marine Strategy Framework Directive/Good Environmental Status (MSFD/GES)
- “Towards a common approach to the assessment of the environmental status of deep-sea ecosystems in areas beyond national jurisdiction” (Orejas C et al. 2020).
- “Assessing the environmental status of selected North Atlantic deep-sea ecosystems” (Kazanidis G et al. 2020).
- Input from the ATLAS project on the Marine Strategy Coordination Group Document MSCG_22-2018-06 entitled “Good environmental status for MSFD Descriptor 1 (seabed habitats) and Descriptor 6 (sea-floor integrity)” prepared by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Environment.