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.
From the 17th to the 29th of November 2018, governments met in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt, to negotiate issues related to the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity in the framework of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). “Marine and Coastal Biodiversity” was on the agenda, which is why I participated in the […]
One year ago, I started to put together my ideas for a submission to the Starting Grant scheme of the European Research Council (ERC). Inspired by research conducted during my two-year stay at the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) of the University of Cambridge, debates with my distinguished colleagues and a succession of great […]
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.
Measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic have indefinitely postponed in-person formal international negotiations for a new 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). As a result, online initiatives have emerged to keep informal dialogue ongoing among both state and nonstate actors. To continue our research on the BBNJ process, we adapted our methodology and conducted a survey in May 2020 exploring the impact of COVID-19 on respondents’ BBNJ-related work and communication.
Read the research note here
First seminar: Narratives of Deep-Sea Mining with Pradeep Arjan Singh
Date: September 29, 2021
Time: 17:00-18:30 (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)