The conference will feature presentations and structured discussions among all sectors on three major and interlinked conference themes:
1. ENSURING SURVIVAL:
Oceans, Climate and Security--Major Issues in Mitigation, Adaptation, and Financing in the Post-Copenhagen Climate Regime.
2. PRESERVING LIFE:
Marine Biodiversity (2010 Global Goal), Networks of Marine Protected Areas (2012 Global Goal), and Celebrating the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, Toward Nagoya 2010-- Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties COP-10.
3. IMPROVING GOVERNANCE:
Achieving Integrated, Ecosystem-Based Ocean and Coastal Management (2010 Global Goal) at National and Regional Levels and in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction.
Leaders from more than 80 countries from all regions of the world will attend, i.e.: high-level national officials concerned with oceans and climate; United Nations officials; leaders of Small Island Developing States; ocean parliamentarians concerned with ocean law-making; leaders of international Non-Governmental Organizations; ocean and coastal policy experts; business and industry leaders; ocean scientists; and leaders of museums and aquaria.
More info: http://www.globaloceans.org/content/about-global-forum