Ocean Governance

Taskforce on Ocean Governance

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.

COST OceanGov – Land-Sea Interactions Training School in Constanta

As part of the activities of the European COST Action Ocean Governance for Sustainability (CA 15217) a Land-Sea Interactions Training School will be held at Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania. The workshop is aimed at early career researchers, which includes anyone who is pursuing a PhD or has received their PhD within the past 8 years.

71 countries are negotiating a new biodiversity treaty. Here’s what you need to know.

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.”

Job Vacancy for Aquaculture Sector Specialist

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.

New paper in PNAS: Beyond Panaceas in Fisheries Governance (Focus on ITQs)

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. […]

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