The Politics of Marine Biodiversity Data
Global and National Policies and Practices of Monitoring the Oceans
An ERC Project
MARIPOLDATA is a research project funded by the European Research Council from November 2018 to October 2023. The MARIPOLDATA research team develops and applies a new interdisciplinary and multi-scale approach to study new forms of power at the intersection between science, policy and politics.
The United Nations are currently negotiating a new Agreement for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). This agreement seeks to regulate the access to and sharing of benefits from marine genetic resources (MGRs), to establish area-based management tools (ABMTs), including marine protected areas (MPAs) on the […]
Governments are currently engaged in Online Intersessional work to keep the momentum for a new Treaty to protect marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). While online formats do not replace formal negotiations, they provide delegates with additional time to exchange their views on contentious and unresolved issues in the draft treaty text. Based on our observations […]
Over one hundred governments are currently negotiating a new legally binding instrument for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). The new agreement is to address four broad themes: marine genetic resources (MGRs); area-based management tools (ABMTs), including marine protected areas (MPAs); environmental impact assessments (EIAs); and capacity building and the transfer of marine technology (CB&TT). This systematic review examines the main priority topics and recommendations in a sample of 140 multidisciplinary, geographically diverse publications.
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This article investigates the geographical structure of international scientific cooperation in marine biodiversity research based on the analysis of bibliometric English language data from international scientific journals from 1990 until 2018 and analyses international cooperation patterns both within and across regions.
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The Territories of Ocean Governance
Guest: Prof. Kimberley Peters, Human geographer, Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity, University of Oldenburg
Date: March 24, 2021
Time: 17:00 – 18:30 (CET)
The best of all worlds
Artist, diplomat or researcher? Alice Vadrot considers her chosen career path – research – to be the “best of all worlds”. At the University of Vienna, the research interests of this political scientist and former FWF Schrödinger fellow include worldwide policy considerations on the protection of biodiversity, as well as the difficult question: who owns the sea?
This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 804599 – MARIPOLDATA – ERC-2018-STG)