Strengthening nature conservation with Marine Reserves

A 2020 survey of Irish citizens found 92% “strongly agreed” that more action needs to be taken to improve the health of the ocean. Now is their chance to push for such change. This Friday 30th July 2021 is the deadline for citizens to support the protection of marine...

High Seas or ABNJ, and BBNJ

I sometimes wonder why we invent acronyms. Take ABNJ (areas beyond national jurisdiction) and BBNJ (biodiversity in ABNJ) for example. These terms are increasingly used by marine scientists instead of “High Seas”. Yet the term High Seas has longer use and...

Shorland Medal: an appreciation

I am greatly honoured to receive the Shorland Medal from the cross-disciplinary New Zealand Association of Scientists. “The Shorland Medal is awarded in recognition of major and continued contribution to basic or applied research that has added significantly to...