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Hub highlights at the Ocean Literacy Dialogues 

During the Ocean Literacy Dialogues, Hub researchers contributed to several events:   Key messages   Hub Director, Elisa Morgera:  “Transformative ocean science needs to be based on fair research partnerships and mutual learning between Global North/South scientists and among natural, social and legal researchers and Indigenous and local knowledge holders.”  “Ocean science funders need to provide flexibility […]

Contributing to the Historic Hearings on the Climate Emergency of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Barbados 

The Barbados Hearings of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights provided a historic opportunity for governments, researchers, civil society, youth and other human rights holders to express their concerns about the human rights issues related to climate change, including at the ocean-climate nexus. The hearings provided a clear indication of the commitment and depth of […]

Highlights and challenges of the Ocean Decade Conference 2024 – the biggest ocean gathering of the year 

The key messages from the Barcelona Decade Conference send hopeful signals that ocean science is moving towards more inclusive thinking in terms of inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to support ocean governance in terms of solutions, as well as the identification of problems. At the same time, significant space for improvement remains in ensuring meaningful change […]

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 […]

‘Mapping for Justice’ wins Strathclyde’s Images of Research competition 

Our image titled ‘Mapping for Justice’ has been awarded at this year’s Images of Research competition at the University of Strathclyde. The image co-won the ‘Societal Spark’ category that centres on ‘showcasing how research and innovation can bring about positive, real-world impact and tackle societal challenges’. The awarded image was taken in the Kosi Bay […]

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 […]

We launched our UN Decade Implementing Partner program ‘Transdisciplinary Toolbox for Transformative Ocean Governance’ at the UN Ocean Decade Conference in April 2024

The launch of the Hub’s Transdisciplinary Toolbox for Transformative Ocean Governance was warmly received at the UN Ocean Decade Conference on 9 April 2024. The innovative and unique transformative practices of the Hub sparked generative conversations during and after the event, reinforcing our commitment to exchange with and support other ocean researchers in their longing for transdisciplinary and […]

Mangroves in Ghana – why we need to protect them

This blog post unpacks the findings from two latest reports on the impacts of mangrove deforestation in Ghana. Mangroves are a kind of marine vegetation that exists in coastal areas. These incredible plants are well adapted to the ocean environment and provide many different functions such as acting as nursery habitats for young (juvenile) fish […]

Reflecting on marine plastic pollution and Indigenous Peoples’ human right to health 

As the international negotiations continue on a new instrument on the full life-cycle of plastics pollution, it remains unclear to what extent human rights and marine plastics will be addressed by the new instrument. To further raise awareness about the transformative potential of taking these considerations more centrally into the negotiations, the Hub was invited […]