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

The Benthic Megafaunal Assemblages of the CCZ (Eastern Pacific) and an Approach to their Management in the Face of Threatened Anthropogenic Impacts

From: Mar 2018

Publication Type: Journal Article

Tilot, V., Ormond, R., Moreno Navas, J., Catalá, T.S. (2018): The Benthic Megafaunal Assemblages of the CCZ (Eastern Pacific) and an Approach to their Management in the Face of Threatened Anthropogenic Impacts. Frontiers in Marine Science 5:7. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00007.

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Healing Brazil’s Blue Amazon: The Role of Knowledge Networks in Nurturing Cross-Scale Transformations at the Frontlines of Ocean Sustainability

From: Feb 2018

Publication Type: Journal Article

Gerhardinger, L.C., Gorris, P., Gonçalves, L.R., Herbst, D.F., Vila-Nova, D.A., de Carvalho, F.G., Glaser, M., Zondervan, R. Glavovic, B.C. (2018): Healing Brazil’s Blue Amazon: The Role of Knowledge Networks in Nurturing Cross-Scale Transformations at the Frontlines of Ocean Sustainability. Frontiers in Marine Science 4(395). DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00395.

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Breaking Resilience for a Sustainable Future: Thoughts for Governance and Management in a Coral Reef Archipelago in the Anthropocenegl

From: Feb 2018

Publication Type: Journal Article

Glaser, M., Plass-Johnson, J., Ferse S., Neil, M., Yanuarita, S.D., Teichberg, M., Reuter H. (2018): Breaking Resilience for a Sustainable Future: Thoughts for Governance and Management in a Coral Reef Archipelago in the Anthropocene. Frontiers in Marine Science. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.0034.

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Latest News

Congress and award ceremony ZEIT WISSEN prize “Mut zur Nachhaltigkeit” with Anna-Katharina Hornidge

From 19. March 2018

Experts from society, business and science will discuss visions for a sustainable future at the award ceremony of the ZEIT…

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EU Parliament Resolution on Ocean Governance, January 16, 2018

From 27. February 2018

Tuesday, 16 January 2018, Strasbourg The European Parliament has adopted the texts on international ocean governance: an agenda for the…

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CfP Roundtable Symposium “Translating Sea-Level Change in Urban Life: Policies, Practices and their Intersections in Island Southeast Asia”

From 27. February 2018

We are pleased to circulate this call for abstract submissions for the Roundtable Symposium “Translating Sea-Level Change in Urban Life:…

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