The Scientific and Technical Committee of the Pelagos Agreement holds its Extraordinary meeting on Monday 5th, and Friday 9th, July 2021 by videoconference.

This meeting takes place in the presence of representatives of the three Member States (France, Italy, Principality of Monaco) and a large number of observers (ACCOBAMS, RAMOGE, CPMR, MIRACETI, CIMA Research Foundation, OceanCare, ETC-UMA, WWF France, etc.).

On this occasion, the next Management Plan (2022-2027) of the Agreement, which provides a new vision for the implementation of activities in the Sanctuary, the Working program and provisional budget for the 2022-2023 biennium will be discussed. Furthermore, the Scientific and Technical Committee will take note of the progress of the international projects funded by the Agreement. Proposals for management measures, developed with the aim of reducing anthropogenic threats in the Sanctuary area, will also be studied.

Finally, the Scientific and Technical Committee will formulate Recommendations to be submitted to the next Meeting of the Parties to the Pelagos Agreement, to be held at the end of 2021.