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New exhibitions on One Ocean Learn focus on stories from Catalonia and Ghana

Two new art exhibitions have been added to the knowledge-translation platform One Ocean Learn. Both exhibitions explore stories of marine turtles that reveal ocean governance challenges related to the impacts of climate change and the protection of ecosystems and Indigenous knowledge. The exhibition entitled ‘WiseSands’ derives from an art project by public engagement professional and artist […]

Supporting the sharing of Indigenous knowledge of the ocean across various islands in Vanuatu

Hub partner, the Vanuatu-based organisation Erromango Culture Association has held exhibitions in the islands of Tanna, Santo and Erromango to  showcase invaluable Indigenous knowledge about the ocean that was documented during the DEEP Fund project Netai en Namou Toc | Stories of Mother Ocean. The exhibitions have been visited by more than 300 students and […]

Spotlight on early-career researcher: nina rivers

My name is Nina Rivers and I am currently an early-career researcher with the One Ocean Hub at the University of Strathclyde, UK and Nelson Mandela University, South Africa. My work focuses on integrating Hub research and findings across and within Hub partner countries and thematic areas. My areas of interest are equitable knowledge co-creation […]

New film: ‘Women in Small-Scale Fisheries in Ghana – the unsung heroines’

The short film ‘Women in Small-Scale Fisheries in Ghana – the unsung heroines’ focuses on the contributions of women in the fisheries sector in Ghana. The film reflects on the workshops that were organised by Hub researchers and local partners in Ghana in 2021-2023. The workshops sought to empower the women to recognise and address their human rights issues […]

Protecting the ocean for future generations in the Solomon Islands

This blog speaks to the importance of the local ocean knowledge upheld and promoted by the youth in the Solomon Islands – the country under whose custodianship is the vast expanse of the ocean space, and home to the communities who bear the brunt of the pollution, over-exploitation of ocean resources and climate change. The […]

Contributing views on future work of the Just Transition Work Programme of the UN Climate Change Convention and the 2024 Bonn Ocean-Climate Dialogue

In February 2024, we collaborated with the Human Rights and Climate Change Working Group in preparing a joint submission on views on the work to be undertaken and the possible topics for the dialogues under the Just Transition Work Programme, which was established at the UN Climate COP28. The Hub contributions focused on small-scale fishers’ […]

Contributing to guidance on business responsibility to respect human rights in the fisheries sector

As part of the One Ocean Hub’s contributions to international processes on business and human rights in the ocean context, the Hub was invited to participate in a consultation on the draft outline of the small-scale fishing section of the FAO Guidance on Social Responsibility in the Fisheries and Aquaculture value chain, and to review […]

Drawing attention to children’s human rights in the context of development, the effects of climate change on education, and the protection of land

In February-March 2024, the Hub has contributed to three international processes on the human right to development, the human right to education, and the human rights that depend on land and natural resources with a view to highlighting relevant contributions from the UN General Comment no 26 on Children’s Rights and the Environment, with a […]

What next for the WTO Fisheries Subsidies Agreement?

In 2022, to much fanfare, the membership of the World Trade Organisation reached an historic Agreement to discipline certain types of fisheries subsidies to achieve environmental aims linked to the Sustainable Development Goals. However, the WTO Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies (AFS) has not yet reached the required number of ratifications to enter into force. Perhaps […]