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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Inauguration “Small-scale Fisheries Academy” in Dakar – A Contribution to Implementing the SSF Guidelines

From 28. November 2018

The consistent demands of small-scale fishers to get access to research results and also be able to contribute their empirical…

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A new special issue in Frontiers in Marine Science in preparation: Vulnerability of Fisheries to Climate Change

From 27. November 2018

This is a Call for Contributions from Francisco Leitão (member of WG 5: Ocean, Climate Change, and Acidification), who is…

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CfA for Workshop at NESS Conference 10 – 12 June 2019

From 26. November 2018

This is a CfA for a workshop at the next Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference at Luleå University of Technology 10-12…

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