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.
This contribution is part of a MARIPOLDATA blog series on current developments and discussions about the negotiations towards an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). In this series, the team […]
MARIPOLDATA has now published a new Marine Biodiversity Country Dashboard which presents some of the ethnographic and bibliometric data collected by the project at and on the ongoing intergovernmental negotiations for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). The data is organized by country and the user can interactively select the […]
Selective world-building: Collaboration and regional specificities in the marine biodiversity field by Petro Tolochko and Alice Vadrot
Over the past two decades, the scientific study of marine biodiversity developed into one of the most dynamic research fields within environmental research in general and ocean science in particular. This study analyses scientific publications on marine biodiversity using topic modeling methodology. Our approach provides the opportunity not only to describe large clusters within the field of marine biodiversity, but also to show how these topical clusters differ in time and across regions. By looking at the temporal and regional level, we wish to contribute to a deeper understanding of collaboration and regional specificity in the emergence of new research fields and – what we call – “selective world-building” across time and space.
Read the article (open access) here
The Post–Doctoral researcher will have a background in Political Science, the Social Study of Science, Environmental Studies, Sociology, Human Geography or related field with an expertise in science–policy interrelations, environmental expertise, or scientific advice. He/She will work on MARIPOLDATA ́s four work packages, contributing to the project aims and the synthesis of preliminary research findings. The successful candidate is expected to work with and triangulate data collected through ethnography, bibliometrics, and oral history. He/She will coordinate data analysis and collective writing processes using different types of data.
Expecting Starting date: Beginning of January 2022 at the earliest
Deadline for application: Applications should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31.10.2021.
More information about the vacancy here.
Downloadable PDF with more info here.
Next seminar: CITES and the sea with Daniel Kachelriess
Date: Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Time: 10:00-11:30am (CEST)
Video portrait about Alice Vadrot in Studio 2 (ORF)
“Politikwissenschafterin zum Schutz der Artenvielfalt”
Studio 2, 20.09.2021 (in German) here
Interview from Alice Vadrot in Die Presse
“Es gibt Konflikte, wer den Ozean wissenschaftlich abbilden kann”
Politikwissenschaftlerin Alice Vadrot über die größten Bedrohungen der Ozeane – und die Versuche, sie zu retten.
Die Presse, 13.08.2021 (in German) here
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)