The Ross Sea region MPA Research and Monitoring Plan Workshop (WS-RMP) was held at the Palazzo Farnesina (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MAECI) in Rome from 26–28 April 2017.
The purpose of the workshop was to develop a draft research and monitoring plan (RMP) for the Ross Sea region MPA. The RMP is required to be introduced to CCAMLR at the annual meetings of the Scientific Committee and Commission later this year, prior to the Ross Sea Region MPA’s implementation in December 2017.
Following the workshop, the conveners submitted the draft research and monitoring plan to the Ross Sea MPA implementation e-group. This was then submitted to the WG-SAM for discussion. To date, three sets of comments have been submitted to either the e-group or to the conveners directly. These comments described at the end of this document.