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WIOMSA 2022: Spotlighting Science in the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Western Indian Ocean

The Twelfth Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) Symposium brought together scientists, researchers, government and civil society officials, international organisations and stakeholders to share knowledge on innovative ocean science and systemic issues for sustainable ocean action. As highlighted in an earlier policy brief, there is a great need for transformative partnerships where challenges are […]

Navigating the future

On 24 October 2022, Dr Lynne Shannon (University of Cape Town, South Africa) gave an invited talk during the “6th Navigating the Future” workshop of the European Marine Board (see here). The workshop utilised a holistic perspective to highlight the science needed to achieve a broad societal understanding of the links between the ocean, the […]

EARTH Scholarship brings Hub researcher Buhle Francis to the UK to deepen research on justice, gender and ocean livelihoods

Hub early-career researcher Buhle Francis (Rhodes University, South Africa) has been awarded an EARTH scholarship by the British Council Scotland, which is thematically focused on environmental arts and humanities and their interdisciplinary connection. The scholarship will support Buhle to undertake research at the University of Strathclyde (UK) from April-July 2023. Her research project is titled […]

Strengthening knowledge on national policy and law and their alignment with the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines

As part of our ongoing partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Hub researchers from Ghana, Namibia and South Africa have contributed to the development and launch of a new international database that serves to identify relevant national law and policy instruments for small-scale fisheries and to assess whether there […]

New UN e-learning course on gender and the environment

As part of our ongoing partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Hub has developed a new e-learning course on gender and the environment, which builds on the Hub research on human rights and the protection of the environment The course is titled “Introductory Course on Gender and the Environment” and is available on […]

Spotlight on early-career researchers: Buhle Francis

My name is Buhle Francis, I am a scholar-activist based in the coastal town called Makhanda, where I work in the University currently known as Rhodes, in the Environmental Learning Research Centre (ELRC). I work with the coastal communities scattered along the coastline provinces of Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and KwaZulu Natal. In […]

Exploring the way forward from IYAFA on small-scale fishers’ human rights

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has invited the Hub to contribute to the closing events of the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA) in Rome on 31 March 2023, building on our intense collaboration on the protection of the human rights of small-scale fishers as a way to achieve multiple Sustainable Development […]

Exploring the Relationship Between the Ocean, Justice, and Human Rights 

Hub research continues to advance understanding of the interdependence of human rights and the ocean by revealing the continued connections to the ocean of displaced communities and reflecting on the legacies of marine dispossession. This blog post highlights the One Ocean Hub’s contributions at the “Oceans, Justice and Human Rights” conference which was held as […]

Collaborating with UNDP on SDG 14-16 synergies 

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the One Ocean Hub are collaborating to study interlinkages between SDG14 (life below water) and SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) to advance our understanding of the ocean governance research landscape, foster policy coherence, and maximise synergies between the SDGs.  UNDP together with the German Institute for […]