These webinars, created by early careers for early careers, will aim at improving our understanding of interactions between science and policy, give recommendations on how to best communicate science to policy makers, and learn from the experience of senior researchers and professionals. Register here for the webinars How can scientific knowledge be effectively translated into concrete policies? Why is there such a large gap between science and policy, despite continuous bridging efforts? And […]
The Taskforce on Oceans Governance seeks to address the daunting multi-level challenge of oceans governance in the Anthropocene. It serves as platform in the Earth System Governance Project for oceans related research and will be actively cooperating with other research activities, as well as scientific and policy institutions, and ongoing policy processes related to the Oceans.
Article in the Washington Post by Elizabeth Nyman, Elizabeth De Santo, Elizabeth Mendenhall, and Rachel Tiller (September 19, 2018) on the first round of negotiations for a new “international legally binding instrument … on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction.”
Wageningen Economic Research Institute is looking for a talented colleague with a market- and customer-oriented attitude and a great affinity for applied scientific research that will support public and private policy makers with respect to the international position of aquaculture for food systems of delta metropoles. You will be conduting research in close contact with your clients and you based in The Hague, the Netherlands. For more information, see RER Aquaculture Sector Specialist EXTERN.
The Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) project aims to understand the biogeochemical-physical interactions and feedbacks between the ocean and atmosphere and is planning an e-mail list on the societal aspects of the research conducted within SOLAS.
Fisheries management has often been characterized by regulatory policies that result in panaceas—broad based policy solutions that are expected to address several problems, which result in unintended consequences. In fisheries governance, individual transferable quotas (ITQs) are one such example. Countries set an allowable harvest level reflecting environmental targets and then allocate individual quotas to fishers, which can then be exchanged. Proponents argue that this system is competitive and enables economic efficiency and environmentally sustainable outcomes. […]
The second part of the 24th Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) will be held from 16-20 July 2018 for the Council, and from 23-27 July for the Assembly in Kingston, Jamaica. These meetings will be preceded by a meeting of the Legal and Technical Commission (LTC) (2-13 July) and of the Finance Committee (9-12 July).
Editorial Ocean science and policy, Nature Sustainability, volume 1, page 261, 2018. Societal commitment to protect our seas has never been higher, but it will not succeed unless coordination across the various regulatory bodies involved is achieved.
*UPDATE – ALL FILLED UP* The call for proposals for the International Studies Association conference, in Toronto March 27th-30th 2019, are out, and we are putting together at least one panel proposal on Ocean Governance issues – or on ” multi-level challenge of oceans governance in the Anthropocene” as the Task Force on Ocean Governance so eloquently phrases it. We would like to propose two panel, however, but to do that we need three more papers for […]
(Post on behalf of Kyle Fawkes an MSc student at UCC) As part of the research I am conducting with University College Cork, Ireland and Future Earth Coasts, I have developed a short survey to investigate the influences that global environmental assessments and in particular the First World Ocean Assessment have had on sustainable ocean development. If you consider yourself an advocate for the oceans and their sustainability, or if you interact with the oceans on a regular basis, you should take this […]
A new article on the BBNJ treaty as well as the challenge of marine litter in the form of plastic pollutions entitled “Ocean plastics and the BBNJ treaty – is plastic frightening enough to insert itself into the BBNJ treaty, or do we need to wait for a treaty of its own?” has been published OPEN ACCESS in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13412-018-0495-4 ABSTRACT Marine litter, and plastics in particular, is fast […]