This progress report represents a follow up of WG-EMM-13/22 (WG-EMM, Jul 2013, Bremerhaven) and SC-CAMLR-XXXII/BG/07 (SC-CAMLR-XXXII, Oct 2013, Hobart). The authors intend to update the Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management on the actual state of our project, particularly on the proceeds of the data acquisition process and the preliminary scientific analysis. In addition, we present the report of the International Expert Workshop on the Weddell Sea MPA project (7-9 April 2014, Bremerhaven) as supplementary paper. The main objectives of this document are (i) to provide an updated summary of the data identification and acquisition process, (ii) to set out the preliminary scientific analysis which was worked out so far, (iii) to present on the report of the International Expert Workshop on the Weddell Sea MPA project (7-9 April 2014, Bremerhaven), and (iv) to give an update on the further process.
Mr Doug Cooper (CCAMLR Secretariat)