Hub’s Engage event launched planning for ‘Hub 2.0’ 

During the ‘Engage with Strathclyde’ week in early May 2023, a Hub event ‘Future of Ocean Research at University of Strathclyde‘ brought together researchers and partners to help scope future opportunities for collaboration at the human rights and environmental sustainability nexus. The event’s opening words were delivered by Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde University. In his insightful speech, Sir Jim highlighted the role of higher education in meeting the challenges of climate change, and the importance of transdisciplinary research for supporting systems thinking in the context of sustainable development.  

His speech was followed up by a presentation by Hub Deputy Director Bernadette Snow on the innovative areas and methods of transdisciplinary research for sustainable development under the One Ocean Hub. Angus MacCay and Josefina Ashipala (UNITAR) also shared the process of development of the innovative knowledge-translation platform One Ocean Learn, which was launched at the 2022 UN Ocean Conference and is set to become a multi-partner initiative to bring together multiple ocean-knowledge producers, and support ocean change-makers at different levels. Hub Director Elisa Morgera facilitated a conversation with attendees, which focused on lessons learnt in developing the One Ocean Hub as a prototype for transformative research for inclusive and integrated governance, and the innovative human rights practice of art-based research co-development approaches (see here, here, here and here).  

The afternoon session focussed on future research opportunities around the ocean-climate nexus, the role of cultural and social sciences research for sustainable marine resource management, fair research partnerships for sustainable development, the benefits of protecting children’s human rights for broader human right protection in environmental governance – all of which the Hub has championed over the course of the programme. 

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Related SDGs:

  • Life below water