Ramsar Launches Scientific and Technical Briefing Notes Series

23 February 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) and the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP) have announced the launch of Briefing Notes, a series of occasional communications on scientific and technical matters relevant to wetlands and implementation of the Convention.

The Briefing Notes aim to share relevant scientific and technical information with diverse audiences within Ramsar and in the wetlands community. While Briefing Notes are scientific in nature, they are written in lay language and accessible to a wide audience.

The first Briefing Note in the series provides an overview of the series, while the second addresses the issue of increasing demand for water storage capacity and its implication for wetlands in the future.

The Ramsar Secretariat also informed that many of the information papers that have been provided by STRP to support scientific and technical draft resolutions for the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (COP 11) will also be published in the Briefing Notes series in the lead up to the COP. The Notes are published in English in electronic format, and when possible, in French and Spanish. [Ramsar Press Release] [Ramsar Scientific and Technical Briefing Notes Webpage]