BlueBRIDGE was represented at the 18th Annual Large Marine Ecosystems (LME) Meeting, from 6 to 8 December 2016, in Paris, France. 
The objective of the Annual Meeting is to provide global forum for GEF-funded and other marine and coastal practitioners, leaders and institutions, aimed at sharing experiences and lessons with respect to ecosystem-based governance. The LME Annual Meeting contributes to the development of the LME Partnership by engaging marine, coastal management, biodiversity and coastal climate change adaptation project leaders.
In particular, the meeting aimed at:

-Fostering a mutually supportive global network of leaders and institutions engaged in marine and coastal ecosystem based management by providing a forum for project (LME , ICM, MPA, MSP, others) leaders to discuss experiences and lessons learned;
-Mobilizing knowledge resources, new scientific applications and tools to support project implementation and organizational action related to priority knowledge topics;
-Reviewing marine and coastal project progress in regions, disseminating best practices amongst projects, and discussing emerging issues requiring common responses; and
-Sharing lessons learned from existing efforts with regard to the LME Governance project priorities (i.e. regional networks, capacity building training and twinning) and identify future priorities to help guide the implementation of the project.

For more information about the event, visit the official website