OSPAR attends Monaco Blue Initiative Meeting in Edinburgh

9 April 2018

OSPAR's Executive Secretary, Susana Salvador attended the 2018 edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative at the University of Edinburgh. The Initiative was founded by Prince Albert II of Monaco who opened the meeting.

OSPAR's Executive Secretary presented the work of OSPAR in promoting the sustainable use of the North-East Atlantic as well as its work protecting the marine environment from the adverse effects of human activities working towards OSPAR's vision of "a clean, healthy, North-East Atlantic used sustainably".

The agenda for the meeting covered Blue Growth; and issues surrounding aquaculture and climate change in relation to Marine Protected Areas.

HRH The Princess Royal, who is the Chancellor of Edinburgh University, gave the closing address.

More information about the Monaco Blue Initiative can be found here