This Worldview of the UN Atlas of the Oceans presents material by geographic areas.
The interactive world map allows a geographic search of all topics and knowledge objects in the UN Atlas. Geographic areas have been developed using the AGROVOC Thesaurus, published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), as a global standard.
Boundaries and names shown and the designations used on the map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.
Maps, Statistics and Databases offers an entry point to all maps currently available from the UN Atlas. Following the links below, the user can directly access maps on particular topics and external collections of maps related to the oceans.
The discussions at the workshop focused on three topics: 1) implications of new and emerging oceans issues; 2) short term approaches for improving oceans governance; and 3) medium term approaches. The report itself is structured based on the five issues that may be discussed at the next UN ad hoc informal working group to study issues related to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction. Thus the report identifies key findings and a range of options for addressing: 1) Environmental impacts 2) Enhancing cooperation and coordination 3) Role of area-based management tools 4) Genetic resources beyond areas of national jurisdiction 5) Regulatory and governance gaps. The report identifies a toolbox of potential short- and medium-term approaches, in the hopes of stimulating further exploration and discussion. The report, and background documents for the workshop are available online.