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

A Call for a Blue Degrowth: Unravelling the European Union’s Fisheries and Maritime Policies

From: Jun 2018

Publication Type: Journal Article

Hadjimichael, M. (2018): A Call for a Blue Degrowth: Unravelling the European Union’s Fisheries and Maritime Policies. Marine Policy 94, 158-164. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.05.007.

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Analysing Ecosystem User Perceptions of the Governance Interactions Surrounding a Brazilian Near Shore Coral Reef

From: Jun 2018

Publication Type: Journal Article

Glaser, M., Gorris, P.,Padovani Ferreira, B. & Breckwoldt, A. (2018): Analysing Ecosystem User Perceptions of the Governance Interactions Surrounding a Brazilian Near Shore Coral Reef. Sustainability 10, Article 1464. DOI: 10.3390/su10051464.

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Towards a Framework to Support Coastal Change Governance in Small Islands

From: Jun 2018

Publication Type: Journal Article

Glaser, M., Breckwoldt, A., Carruthers, T., Forbes, D., Constanzo, S., Kelsey, H., Constanza, S. & Stead, S. (2018): Towards a Framework to Support Coastal Change Governance in Small Islands. Environmental Conservation, 1-11. DOI:10.1017/S0376892918000164.

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Latest News

COST OceanGov – Land-Sea Interactions Training School in Constanta – 29-31 August 2018

From 25. June 2018

Analysing the interdependencies of land and sea Workshop Date: August 29th – 31st 2018 Location: Ovidius University of Constanta, Constanta,…

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The Future Earth Coasts (FEC) project seeks a new hosting institution for its international project office

From 25. June 2018

Notice from Future Earth Coasts Internationally active coastal research institutions that support a multi-disciplinary approach towards the global sustainability agenda…

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Call for Papers for a Thematic Series in the Journal Maritime Studies

From 18. June 2018

Wes Flannery (OceanGov WG2: Area-Based Management, Queen’s University Belfast), Stephen Jay (University of Liverpool), Joanna Vince (University of Tasmania) and…

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