Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) Side Event

Side-event of the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance 2022 Forum
Scientific Event – Brasília, Brazil | 3rd June 2022

  • June 02, 2022 | by AIR Centre

Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON): Coordinating marine life observations to support conservation, restoration, and equitable sustainable development | 3rd June 2022, 9:30-11:00 AM BRT.

At the MBON side event on June 3rd will review co-design strategies conducted under the MBON including the development of the MBON Pole to Pole framework for local observations of marine life and biodiversity using a basin-scale framework for interoperability, building on regional elements of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and guidelines for data flow developed by the Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) and the Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS). The side event will also consider monitoring and management projects and programs in order to develop indicators and support decision-making about marine ecosystem services and nature-based solutions for climate change mitigation. The goal is to better manage ocean uses and satisfy national reporting requirements for targets of Sustainable Development Goals, the post-2020 Convention on Biological Diversity, and other national and international frameworks. This is an opportunity to expand marine life understanding in the Atlantic Basin, and to jointly contribute to the Marine Life 2030 Programme of the Ocean Decade.


9:30 – Welcome remarks, Maria Buraimoh, University of Lagos (moderator)

9:35 – Introductions and goals, Enrique Montes, NOAA AOML, PI MBON America Pole to Pole

9:45 – Panel “reflections on the status of marine species and living habitats: what information is needed to enable sustainable development, conservation and restoration of marine ecosystems and biodiversity?” with Patrizio Mariani, DTU; José Muelbert, FURG; Yasmina Shah Esmaeili, Unicamp.

10:25 – Open Dialogue

10:55 – Conclusions and next steps

Register for this side event here.

Visit the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance 2022 Forum website to know more about the forum.


Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) / Atlantic International Research Centre (AIR Centre; Portugal)

Main contacts:

Joana Soares | Frank Muller-Karger