High Seas Youth Ambassador Blogs

29 April, 2024

The High Seas Alliance, in partnership with EarthEcho International, is proud to announce the selection of the 2024 High Seas Youth Ambassadors. This year, six remarkable young leaders from Brazil, Mexico, India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Samoa have been chosen to champion the ratification of the High Seas Treaty. Their campaigns will play a critical role in building the necessary momentum to support this vital international agreement.

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3 February, 2022

Author: Hannah Rudd

Another year, another meeting of world leaders to discuss the most pressing problem ever to face our global community. After a brief hiatus in 2020, the world came together in Glasgow, UK, in November 2021 to identify long-overdue solutions to the climate crisis. And yet, whilst it is now thankfully firmly rooted within climate negotiations, there was relatively little mention of the importance of ocean recovery in the bid to reverse climate catastrophe through resilience. Great strides were made for the world’s green lungs with the landmark Glasgow COP26 Declaration on Forest and Land Use, but what about its blue lungs?  

Continue reading The Elephant in the Room: Why Are We Ignoring the Industrial Fishing Industry’s Carbon Footprint?

12 November, 2021

Authors: Catarina Lorenzo & Lydia Rysavy

Right now, politicians from around the world are wrapping up their meetings in Glasgow to discuss climate action at COP26. All of their decisions – or lack thereof  – will determine almost every aspect of our lives and those of generations to come. Climate may be at the centre of the conversation, but we cannot forget about the ocean. 

Continue reading Climate action is ocean action – both are long overdue!

28 September, 2021

Authors: Lydia Rysavy (Sweden), John Paul Jose (India), Milla Heckler (United States), Jihyun Lee (South Korea), Fabio Alfaro (Mexico), Catarina Lorenzo (Brazil), Olivia Livingstone (Liberia)

Whether you know them as the High Seas, international waters, or the Latin mare liberum, the bodies of water that lie beyond national jurisdiction are key to ensuring the survival of our planet and the human race.

Continue reading Why The High Seas Must Be Part of Discussions at the UN Youth4Climate Summit In Rome

22 June, 2021

Author: Milla Heckler

In the Eastern Tropical Pacific, off the coast of Central America, there is a phenomenon that is persistent enough from year to year to be considered an oceanographic feature – it is referred to as the Costa Rica Thermal Dome and  is an incredible marine biodiversity hotspot. Due to its high levels of biodiversity, the Dome is ripe for scientific discoveries and learning. 

Continue reading Costa Rica Thermal Dome Adventure and the need for a strong High Seas Treaty

21 May, 2021

Authors: Olivia Livingstone and John Paul Jose

A fisherman who builds his life around the Ocean, a community whose economy is supported by the Ocean, a beach lover, and you, reading this blog, because of your connection to the Ocean —or your love for reading blogs, are all inextricably linked to the high seas. And this is exactly what we are exploring here, the major links that coastal waters, coastal communities, and humanity share with areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ).

Continue reading Connectivity of the High Seas to Coastal Waters