Many of us believe that a new high seas biodiversity agreement, based on the precautionary principle and ecosystem approach, is necessary for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the high seas. If you agree, I urge you to join me in signing on to the attached letter to be made public in early 2014.  This will help us drive the process at the United Nations. 
To add your name to the letter, please forward your name, title and affiliation (only for purposes of identification) to scientists4highseas@gmail.com.