Global Maritime Accord (GMA) Academy
The Global Maritime Accord (GMA) is the first integrated and coordinated approach towards the harmonized administration and governance of the oceans, especially the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction. The GMA Academy (GMAA) is the learning, teaching, research and exchange platform for drafting the GMA.
GMA and GMAA are focused on the health of oceans in a globally shared effort. They aim to strengthen and support the implementation of the Intergovernmental Conference on legally binding instruments under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the safeguarding of marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.
Members of the Accord development effort include oceanographers, lawyers, environmentalists, diplomats and military security experts, from Australia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Germany, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Kenya, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom and United States.