IASC member Achim Schlüter invites you to attend the final and virtual “Conference on Ocean Governance: Action insights and foreshadowing challenges” exploring the governance of the oceans from varied disciplinary traditions with empirical and conceptual contributions from Europe and beyond.
The conference will be held from November 19 to 20, 2021 and hosted jointly by the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), in cooperation with the European network funding programme “Cooperation of Science and Technology” (COST).
What are the topics?
The conference reflects on the last four years of the COST Action program “OceanGov” and brings together researchers and policy makers from more than 29 countries. During keynotes and panels, participants will discuss new topics in academic scholarship and policy-making on ocean governance in the European context and upcoming challenges to the future of our oceans.
- Prof Edward H Allison on “Equity and Justice in the Blue Economy”;
- Prof Yoshitaka Ota on “Ocean Equity: why should we care?”; and
- Prof Kristina Gjerde on “Advancing towards effective and equitable governance of the global ocean beyond national boundaries: progress, prospects and next steps”.
The keynotes will frame a series of panels which range from more theoretically-oriented ones to panels tackling arising ocean governance challenges. Topics include sustainable blue economy, the development of integrative regional approaches and strategies, marine emerging infectious diseases, food security, climate change and ocean warming, development challenges, ocean and resource management, knowledge production, conflict and dialogue, and many more.
What is the program for the conference?
Note that all times are given in 24-hour format and in CET, please check the time difference for your location and plan accordingly.
12:45 – 13:15 Welcome and opening of conference by Anna-Katharina Hornidge and César Giraldo-Herrera
13:15 – 13:45 Keynote “Equity and justice in the blue economy” by Edward H Allison
13:45 – 14:00 Virtual coffee break
14:00 – 15:00 “Traversing oceanic and coastal space”, chaired by Maarten Bavinck
14:00 – 16:45 “Land-sea interactions”, chaired by Achim Schlüter and Natașa Văidianu
15:15 – 16:45 “Connecting Science and Social Science for Sustainable Seabed Use”, chaired by Kimberly Peters and Phillip Steinberg
16:45 – 17:00 Virtual coffee break
17:00 – 18:30 “Bringing the pieces together: Area based management tools for effective integrated ocean management”, chaired by Sebastian Unger and Elena Gissi
18:30 – 19:00 Social mixing
17:00 – 18:30 Panel discussion “Privatisation of the oceans”, chaired by Achim Schlüter and Maarten Bavinck
13:15 – 13:45 Keynote “Ocean equity: why should we care?” by Yoshitaka Ota
14:00 – 16:15 “Fisheries governance”, chaired by José Pascual-Fernández and Aline Delaney
14:00 – 16:15 “Connecting ocean acidification research with the UN Decade of Ocean Science”, chaired by Roberta Guerra
16:15 – 16:30 Virtual coffee break
16:30 – 17:30 “Oceans’ contribution to food security”, chaired by Maarten Bavnick
16:30 – 17:30 “Emerging infectious diseases and the ocean, policies and diplomacies”, chaired by César Giraldo-Herrera
17:30 – 18:00 Keynote “Advancing towards effective and equitable governance of the global ocean beyond national boundaries: progress, prospects and next steps” by Kristina Gjerde
18:00 – 18:30 Closing session “The future of the European marine social science scape” by Achim Schlüter and Maarten Bavnick, chaired by Anna-Katharina Hornidge
About COST Action
The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) is funded by the EU under various research and innovation framework programmes such as Horizon 2020 and supports bottom-up, excellence-driven, open, and inclusive networks financially. COST Actions research networks are highly interdisciplinary and offer open spaces for collaboration among scientists across Europe and beyond.
Where to learn more?
For registration, please fill out the form provided by the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) by following this link.
More information regarding the event can be found here.