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.
After the observations of the first week of the third Intergovernmental Conference (IGC 3) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity, the MARIPOLDATA team shares insights of the second week. This blog entry provides a summary of the topics discussed, overall progress made, as well as the challenges that remain to be […]
Between August 19th and August 31st, the UN headquarters in New York host the third intergovernmental conference (IGC 3) on an international legally binding instrument for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). The MARIPOLDATA team is using this opportunity to observe and analyze the negotiations and […]
“Science-Policy Interfaces” in United Nations negotiations
October 28, 2020
We are happy to welcome Christine Gaebel, iAtlantic & ATLAS Policy Project Manager at the University of Edinburgh, to present her recent paper Recognising Stakeholder Conflict and Encouraging Consensus of ‘Science-Based Management’ Approaches for Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ).
More information here.
This paper reviews the early history of IPBES and focuses on epistemic choices that occurred early on in its establishment and assessment work.
Read the paper here (free access until November 25, 2020)
This forum piece discusses why multilateral spaces are key ‘sites’ for studying struggles over environmental knowledge and how Collaborative Event Ethnography (CEE) can open up new avenues for Critical Policy Studies.
Read the forum piece here.
FWF video portrait
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?
Wie ernst ist es uns mit dem Schutz mariner Ökosysteme?
Gäste: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard Herndl, Professor für Meeresbiologie & Ass.-Prof. Dr. Alice Vadrot, Projektleiterin MARIPOLDATA, Universität Wien.
Moderation: Xaver Forthuber.
Vor Mauritius havarierte kürzlich der Ölfrachter “Wakashio” an einem ohnehin bedrohten Riff. Von den Galapagos-Inseln meldeten ForscherInnen vor kurzem die Entdeckung Dutzender neuer Tierarten;
This project has received funding from the European ResearchCouncil ( ERC) under the European Union´s [Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme] ( grant agreement No 804599 – MARIPOLDATA – ERC-2018-STG )