About Marcus Lange is a PhD candidate, research fellow amd science support officie at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, the Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (Division Biogeochemistry in Coastal Sea, Institute of Coastal Research). His PhD is embedded into Geography and Marine Governance at the Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) Centre of Excellence (funded by Science Foundation Ireland) at the University College Cork in Ireland

His work is in the field of Coastal and Ocean Governance and the current discussion on Transformation. His research addresses issues around the enabling conditions for the exploration of marine renewable and non-renewable energy resources in terms of technology, policy making and planning and public engagement. Research aim is to provide decision makers from all sources of Governance with a better understanding of how to make better decisions and to incorporate case study learning from best and worse practices examples into decision making. In this regard research sits at the interface between science, policy, markets and civil society.

For seven years previously, Marcus worked as researcher and project manager in national and international projects and initiatives with an interdisciplinary research context. In 2010 he joined the International Project Office of the Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ) project, now Future Earth Coasts. He worked for the Helmholtz Institute of Coastal Research in Germany and became external consultant to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). He collaborated with partners from UNEP, the Global Environment Facility, the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

Marcus holds an advanced university degree (German Diploma, M.A. equivalent, University of Kiel, awarded in 2007) in integrated Geography with a focus on coastal and marine sciences. In his minor he studied political sciences and public law.

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Related Publications:

  • Governance barriers to sustainable energy transitions – Assessing Ireland’s capacity towards marine energy futures – J. Energy Policy, Marcus Lange, Anne Marie O’Hagan, Robert R.N. Devoy, Martin Le Tissier, Valerie Cummins https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2017.11.020
  • Governance challenges of marine renewable energy developments in the U.S. – creating the enabling conditions for successful project development – J. Marine Policy Marcus Lange, Glenn Page, Valerie Cummins https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2018.01.008