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events during UN World Oceans Week EXPLORING CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES AND ALLIANCES FOR THE PROTECTION OF SMALL-SCALE FISHERS’ HUMAN RIGHTS When: 6th June 2022, 13:00-15:00 GMT Register here This two-hour roundtable is organised by the One Ocean Hub with the support and technical assistance of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The event will […]

One Ocean Hub’ Upcoming Event for the World Ocean Week 2022

For third year running, the One Ocean Hub has been among the ‘Friends of United Nations (UN) World Oceans Week’ and contributed to the worldwide celebrations and discussions on matters concerning the ocean. This year’s theme ‘Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean’ sheds light on how the ocean connects, sustains, and supports us all. Yet […]

Reflections on the new UN process to develop a treaty on plastics

The monumental decision to begin negotiations on a legally binding international instrument on plastic pollution was taken in early March 2022, at the second part of the 5th United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2). This blog post provides some initial reflections on the need for a new international treaty, the mandate agreed upon at UNEA […]

DEEP Fund: New artistic projects and outcomes

New project The Hub is delighted to announce the addition of a new Deep Fund project led by Drama Queens in Ghana. Pa Suɔmi (Love for the Ocean) focuses on relationships between the sea and women in the coastal towns of Ada and Elmina. Traditional knowledge, oral histories and story-telling reveal powerful beliefs and values […]

Hub led panels for the 2022 Summer/Winter School on Human Rights and the Environment

For the second year running, the One Ocean Hub will share research findings and methods at the Summer/Winter School on Human rights and the Environment (20-28 June 2022) co-hosted by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE). The School aims at raising awareness and building the […]

Sharing learnings on the role of arts in transdisciplinary ocean research

Hub early-career researchers Mia Strand (Nelson Mandela University, South Africa) and Marly Muudeni Samuel (Glasgow School of Art, UK), with Director Elisa Morgera (Strathclyde University, UK), participated in two events to share experiences and learnings on the use of arts in transdisciplinary ocean research in April 2022. The first event was an exploratory workshop on […]

Including cultural rights and creative capacities in blue economies to achieve the SDGs

On 27th April 2022 the Hub submitted written evidence to the UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights to provide ‘inputs to a report on cultural rights and sustainable development.’ The submission was co-authored by Hub early-career researchers Dr Senia Febrica (University of Strathclyde, UK), Mia Strand (Nelson Mandela University, South Africa) and Dr Holly Niner […]

A day in the life of: Marly Muudeni Samuel

“The ocean is more than a body of water for coastal community members. It represents life, healing, sustenance, peace and balance” Marly Muudeni Samuel says. Marly is a PhD researcher with the One Ocean Hub at the Glasgow School of Art, School of Simulation and Visualisation (UK). Her PhD research explores ocean connections and cultural […]

Namibian Deep-Sea Benthos Collection Project: History and Progress

Despite the wealth of expert fisheries scientists in Namibia, the lack of deep-sea benthic (seafloor) ecologists and taxonomists poses a problem in meeting requirements for monitoring current and proposed impacts in the deep-water environment of Namibia’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). In light of this issue, a collaboration between benthic ecologists Bronwen Currie (Namibian Ministry for […]