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 28 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

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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Census of Octocorallia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) of the Azores (NE Atlantic) with a nomenclature update

From: Feb 2019

Publication Type: Journal Article

Sampaio, I., Freiwald, A., Mora Porteiro, F., Menezes, G. & Carreiro-Silva, M. (2019): Census of Octocorallia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) of the Azores (NE Atlantic) with a nomenclature update. In: Zootaxa 4550(4), 451-498. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4550.4.1.

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Latest News

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Training School in Gdańsk (Poland) – “Coastal zone management out of geological perspective”

From 13. August 2019

When: October 1-2, 2019 Where: Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute, Marine Geology Branch, Kościerska 5 st. 80-328, Gdańsk,…

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Call for a tenured professorship at University of Bremen Faculty of Cultural Studies

From 12. August 2019

The Faculty of Cultural Studies (FB 9) at the University of Bremen invites applications for a Tenured University Professorship -…

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A new publication by OceanGov members Juan Luis Suárez de Vivero, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Mateos, David Florido del Corral, María José Barragán and Helena Calado

From 8. August 2019

Juan Luis Suárez de Vivero, together with Juan Carlos Rodríguez Mateos, David Florido del Corral, María José Barragán and Helena…

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