Aspen High Seas Initiative

The Aspen High Seas Initiative is a dynamic, interdisciplinary program that brings the ocean community and world leaders together to sustainably manage and protect the high seas, our greatest and most neglected global commons. Nations’ exclusive jurisdiction over their maritime areas ends 200 nautical miles from shore in most cases, leaving activity in nearly two-thirds of the ocean—43 percent of the earth’s surface—largely without adequate oversight. This poses significant immediate and long-term risks to the wellbeing of humanity and all life on Earth. More.