Ocean Governance for Sustainability – Challenges, Options and the Role of Science

The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) coordinates the European funded COST Action OceanGov (Ocean Governance for Sustainability – Challenges, Options and the Role of Science), chaired by Anna-Katharina Hornidge.
During the 4-years term of the project, ZMT brings together scientists, policy-makers and civil society representatives from 27 COST Member States to create and coordinates a research network for inter- and transdisciplinary research on ocean governance in the EU.

Thematically the network concentrates on the following six governance challenges:

Within these six fields existing scientific research on different scale levels, regions and sustainability challenges is systematical being brought together and prepared in form of integrated advice on governance tools and mechanisms to improve ocean related decision-making.

Recent Publications

Promoting ancillary conservation through marine spatial planning

From: Nov 2018

Publication Type: Journal Article

Shabtay, A., Portman, M.E., Manea, E., & Gissi, E. (2018): Promoting ancillary conservation through marine spatial planning. Science of The Total Environment 651, 1753-1763. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.074.

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A gender lens on women’s harvesting activities and interactions with local marine governance in a South Pacific fishing community

From: Sep 2018

Publication Type: Journal Article

Rohe, J., Schlüter, A., & Ferse, S.C.A. (2018): A gender lens on women’s harvesting activities and interactions with local marine governance in a South Pacific fishing community. Maritime Studies 106. DOI:10.1007/s40152-018-0106-8.

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The Contested Commons: The Failure of EU Fisheries Policy and Governance in the Mediterranean and the Crisis Enveloping the Small-Scale Fisheries of Malta

From: Sep 2018

Publication Type: Journal Article

Said, A., Tzanopoulos, J. & MacMillan, D. (2018): The Contested Commons: The Failure of EU Fisheries Policy and Governance in the Mediterranean and the Crisis Enveloping the Small-Scale Fisheries of Malta. Frontiers in Marine Science 5(300). DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00300.

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Latest News

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Ocean and Coastal Governance for Sustainability Training Course at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research, Bremen

From 5. November 2018

From November 29th to December 1st, the International Ocean Institute (IOI) and the ZMT (Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Werner Ekau, Achim Schlüter)…

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Two New Databases: The Ocean Literacy Portal and the AQUACROSS Information Platform

From 4. September 2018

Two new databases have been launched that crosscut the thematic pillars of the OceanGov network: With the aim of facilitating…

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STRONG High Seas Webinar: Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction in the Southeast Pacific and Southeast Atlantic

From 14. August 2018

This Thursday (August 16th, 2018) the Partnership for Regional Ocean Governance (PROG) is presenting a webinar titled “Marine Biodiversity Beyond…

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