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

Crossroads at Sea: Escalating Conflict in a Marine Protected Area in Malta

From: May 2018

Publication Type: Journal Article

Said, A., MacMillan D., Campbell B. (2018): Crossroads at Sea: Escalating Conflict in a Marine Protected Area in Malta. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 208, 52-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2018.04.019.

 

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A New Perspective at the Ship-Air-Sea-Interface: The Environmental Impacts of Exhaust Gas Scrubber Discharge

From: May 2018

Publication Type: Journal Article

Endres S., Maes F., Hopkins F., Houghton K., Mårtensson E.M., Oeffner J., Quack B., Singh P. & Turner D. (2018): A New Perspective at the Ship-Air-Sea-Interface: The Environmental Impacts of Exhaust Gas Scrubber Discharge. Frontiers in Marine Science 5:139. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00139

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Marine Spatial Planning in Romania: State of the Art and Evidence from Stakeholders

From: Apr 2018

Publication Type: Journal Article

Văidianu, N. & Ristea, M. (2018): Marine Spatial Planning in Romania: State of the Art and Evidence from Stakeholders. In: Ocean & Coastal Management (Availiable online April 14). DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.03.017

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Latest News

A new publication by the three OceanGov members Frank Maes, Katherine Houghton and Pradeep Singh

From 7. May 2018

Frank Maes, Katherine Houghton and Pradeep Singh (members of WG3: Seabed Resource Management), together with Sonja Endres, Frances Hopkins, Eva…

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3rd International Symposium of Ocean Governance for Sustainability

From 30. April 2018

From 11th – 12th June 2018 the COST Action Ocean Governance for Sustainability meets in Aveiro, Portugal for an international…

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WG 1 Members publish new article the International Journal of the Commons

From 30. April 2018

We are happy to share with you the publication of the article ‘Operationalizing the social-ecological systems framework in pond aquaculture’…

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