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.
On the 21st of May, MARIPOLDATA had its project launch. The event was open to the public and attracted over 50 people from academia, ministries and non-governmental organisations. Dr. Julien Rochette from the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) shared his expertise on ocean governance and highlighted the need for a new legal […]
From March 25 to April 5, governments met at the UN Headquarters in New York to further advance negotiations on a new legally binding instrument to protect and sustainably use marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ). It is expected that by 2020, governments would agree on establishing a new treaty covering four central […]
The programme by the Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences gives outstanding doctoral candidates in the social sciences the opportunity to devote full-time effort to their research and doctoral thesis.
Silvia has been part of the MARIPOLDATA team as a master student since February 2020. Therefore, we are very happy that she will stay closely affiliated to MARIPOLDATA as her research will focus on the politics of knowledge and digital multilateral diplomacy in marine biodiversity negotiations. More information about the research topic 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
Studying Science-Policy interfaecs in Multilateral Negotiation Settings
Date: August 30 – September 3 2021 (specific day yet to be announced)
Time: will be announced
Worüber wir jetzt reden müssen
Alice Vadrot: Der Schutz mariner Biodiversität bekommt zu wenig Aufmerksamkeit
Wir haben sieben Wissenschaftler gefragt, welche Aspekte ihrer Forschung zu wenig Öffentlichkeit bekommen – und warum sich das dringend ändern sollte.
Ausgabe März 2021 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)