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Taskforce on Ocean Governance

The Taskforce on Oceans Governance seeks to address the daunting multi-level challenge of oceans governance in the Anthropocene. It brings together scholars from the global Earth System Governance network, with other researchers and practitioners to advance expertise and develop policy solutions in the marine area.

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The Taskforce on Ocean Governance seeks to address the daunting multi-level challenge of oceans governance in the Anthropocene. It brings together scholars from the global Earth System Governance network, with other researchers and practitioners to advance expertise and develop policy solutions in the marine area.

In-depth and frequently updated information on the Taskforce, including new publications and upcoming event, can be found on the Taskforce website.

In terms of scholarship, the Taskforce seeks to advance interdisciplinary understandings of the complex, multi-level relationships between social and ecological aspects of marine systems, as well as linkages to atmospheric and terrestrial processes. On the side of praxis, it aims to develop oceans governance institutions that provide flexibility, transparency, legitimacy, and social justice, as well as sustainability.

The Oceans Taskforce will serve as platform in the Earth System Governance Project for oceans related research and will be actively cooperating with other research activities, as well as scientific and policy institutions, and ongoing policy processes related to the Oceans.

Research within the network is divided into twenty research clusters, which span the breadth of ocean governance issues. These are, in alphabetical order:

  • Aquaculture
  • Biodiversity (incl. beyond national jurisdiction)
  • Blue economy
  • Climate change
  • Coastal communities
  • Conflict & diplomacy
  • Energy
  • Fisheries
  • Marine mining
  • Ocean law
  • Polar oceans
  • Pollution (incl. plastics)
  • Recreation & Tourism
  • Science & uncertainty
  • Shipping
  • Space & ecosystem based management (incl. MPAs)
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Teaching & mentorship
  • Trade & globalization
  • Theory (based on the ESG Science Plan)

The Oceans Governance Taskforce is led by:

  • DG Webster, Dartmouth
  • Leandra Gonçalves, University of Campinas
  • Judith van Leeuwen, Wageningen University
  • Atsushi Ishii, Tohoku University
  • Candace May, South Dakota State University

Recent Updates

[March 2, 4pm Eastern] Governance of Marine Geoengineering Webinar. @KerrynBrent, @wil_burns, @mcgee15_ will discuss the potential role of marine climate Geoengineering approaches, governance, and risks. Register now! https://t.co/D7rKbIVO84

Hello everybody! Still chance to apply to this doctoral position, GENDER and MARINE Resources. Deadline October 6th. Swedish is not compulsory. @ESG_Oceans @SeaAroundUs @Seagrass_WSA @TBTInetwork @Mundusmaris @OceanOptimism @OceanPortal @WiMSnetwork @nereusprogram @SylviaEarle https://t.co/ErMMQPLZfd

Maricela de la Torre-Castro @beagleship1

Stockholms universitet | PhD student in Physical Geography: Gender and Management of Marine Resources https://t.co/rkEZY96WeU

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Co-conveners

Scientific Steering Committee
Research Fellows
Senior Research Fellows
Scientific Steering Committee
Research Fellows

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