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The Second Global Conference on Large Marine Ecosystems

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    Eventtype: Conference/Workshop
    Period: 2007-09-11 - 2007-09-13
    Location: Qingdoa, China
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  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), more, sponsor
  • UNESCO; Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), more, sponsor
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), more, sponsor
  • IUCN Headquarters - International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), more, sponsor
  • United Nations; Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), more, sponsor

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    The LME approach to the assessment and management of marine resources was introduced in 1984, and the first international LME Conference was held in 1990s, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), in partnership with several UN agencies , has supported 110 economically developing coastal countries with start-up funding at a level of $1.8 billion and the participation of 2,500 experts and partners to apply LME assessment and management methods in 16 LME projects directed to the recovery and sustainability of marine resources and their environments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. The results of these projects together with LME research in other parts of world have been reviewed in LME symposia, 14 published volumes on LME case studies, and synopses of LME methodology and theory. During the 7th Annual LME Consultative Meeting, sponsored by IOC-UNESCO, IUCN, UNEP, and NOAA in 2005, the need was recognized for a second international LME conference to examine scientific advances made in ecosystem assessment by LME projects around the globe and gauge the progress of GEF-LME projects in achieving the targets put forward at the 2002 World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg. Conference papers and posters are invited on each of the 10 themes, including the theoretical background of the LME approach and its present and future role in marine science.

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