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 29 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

Aligning the sustainable development goals to the small-scale fisheries guidelines: A case for EU fisheries governance

From: Sep 2019

Publication Type: Journal Article

Said, A. & Chuenpagdee, R.(2019): Food security and maritime security: A new challenge for the European Union’s ocean policy. In: Marine Policy 107 (2019). DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2019.103599

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Food security and maritime security: A new challenge for the European Union’s ocean policy

From: Aug 2019

Publication Type: Journal Article

Suárez-de Vivero, J., Rodríguez Mateos, J., Florido del Corral, D., Barragán, M., Calado,H., Kjellevold, M., Janowska-Miąsik, E. (2019): Food security and maritime security: A new challenge for the European Union’s ocean policy. In: Marine Policy 108 (2019) 103640. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2019.103640

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Living with the Sea – Knowledge, Awareness and Action

From: Feb 2019

Publication Type: Books and edited Volumes

Brown, M. & Peters, K. [Ed.] (2018): Living with the Sea – Knowledge, Awareness and Action. London: Routledge. ISBN: 9781351666473 .

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