MiCO: Migratory Connectivity in the Ocean

MiCO Events, Presentations & Publications

Ahead in 2018 and beyond

  • American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ US; Presentation by Guillermo Ortuño Crespo (August)
  • A proposed side event by GOBI at the 1st Intergovernmental Conference on marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). The focus will be on data and capacity development to support baseline information critical to implementation of a new treaty and delivery on Sustainable Development Goals.  MiCO will be a key example of a project attempting to aggregate or develop such baseline information (September).
  • A side event at the Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties to launch the MiCO prototype (November).
  • International Sea Turtle Symposium, Charleston, SC US; Submitted workshop proposal (February 2019).

MiCO Brochure CoverWe’ve captured the essentials about MiCO in a brochure handout for use at conferences and other meetings. Our first case study, Cory’s shearwater, and the infographic illustrating how MiCO bridges the gap between research and the many ongoing policy and government efforts to better manage our oceans for various uses are included, as well as essential information on the project and the partnerships leading the consortium.

Get the MiCO brochure (9MB PDF)

Early 2018

  • UNEP-WCMC presentation at the Science to Policy Forum in the Western Indian Ocean Region (a project of the Nairobi Convention in partnership with the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) and the Indian Ocean Commission). Included two cases studies developed by MiCO to describe connectivity between EEZs and transboundary connectivity involving ABNJ. (July)
  • World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Montreal, Canada (May); Conference talk by Daniel Dunn as part of the GOBI session, presenting literature review progress and initial pilot project results. Participation in the CBD / EBSA vendor booth with a demo video running and brochure handout available.
  • The OBIS Event Data Workshop on animal tagging and tracking data, Oostende, Belgium; Participation and presentation by Connie Kot (April)
  • Ellie Heywood participated in the 3rd Important Marine Mammal Area (IMMA) workshop in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia working with regional experts to identify known areas of importance in the North East Indian Ocean and South East Asian Seas region (March).
  • The Pacific Seabird Group meeting, La Paz Mexico; Poster presented by steering committee member Lisa Ballance, NOAA Fisheries / Scripps Institution of Oceanography (February)