The mission of the Policy Working Group is to enhance the linkage between DOSI science and the formulation of policy related to the deep ocean, both within and beyond national jurisdictions. The Policy Group will build on the policy-related activities of the Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative across Working Groups and provide connections to external legal entities and instruments.  It will maintain a broad perspective across all sectors and themes to ensure efficient communication, coordination, and consistency within DOSI, and enhance the visibility of DOSI efforts on a global scale.

WG Activities:

  1. DOSI Policy Brief submitted to the second meeting of the UN BBNJ PrepCom, August-September 2016
  2. DOSI input to IPBES draft scoping report of the thematic assessmet of the sustainable use of biodiversity – October 2016

If you are interested in participating in this working group, please contact WG Lead: Suzanne Garrett (sgarrett@oceanleadership.org)