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

OceanGov Policy Brief 02/2020: Adapting to Climate Change Effects on Land Sea Interactions

From: Nov 2020

Publication Type: Policy Brief

Stojanov, R., Uscinowicz, G., Peev, P. and Kathijotes, N. (2020): Adapting to Climate Change Effects on Land Sea Interactions. OceanGov Policy Brief 2020/02. European COST Action CA15217.

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OceanGov Policy Brief 01/2020: Governing Land Sea Interaction

From: Jul 2020

Publication Type: Policy Brief

Schlüter, A., van Assche, K., Hornidge, A.-K. and Văidianu, N. (2020): Governing Land Sea Interaction. OceanGov Policy Brief 2020/01. European COST Action CA15217.


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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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Latest News

Revisit the final OceanGov conference!

From 11. January 2021

And just like that, another year has passed. While everyone was busy wrapping up their business in the last weeks,…

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Final Virtual Conference ‘Ocean Governance: Action insights and foreshadowing challenges’ on 19 and 20 November 2020

From 4. December 2020

On 19 and 20 November 2020, the closing conference of European COST Action ‘Ocean Governance for Sustainability – Challenges, Options…

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2SynFuel survey on consumers perception about synthetic fuels

From 25. September 2020

The project wants to build-up, operate and demonstrate the production of synthetic fuels and green hydrogen from organic biomass, mainly…

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