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Hub’s arts-based research collaboration shortlisted at the Times Higher Education Awards

The One Ocean Hub has been shortlisted in this year’s Times Higher Education Awards (THE Awards) in the ‘International Collaboration of the Year’ category. The nomination celebrates the play ‘Lalela uLwandle’ (Listen to the Sea) developed by Empatheatre and Hub researchers with communities along the KwaZulu-Natal coast in South Africa. The play has offered decision-makers […]

New Learning Pathway on the One Ocean Learn Platform  

Together with UNITAR our international, interdisciplinary group of leading experts in the ocean governance have carefully crafted new learning pathways  Gender and the ocean  Gender plays a crucial role in understanding and addressing the complex relationship between humanity and the ocean. Our learning pathway on gender and ocean, developed by Sarh Cummings (UNITAR) and Aphiwe […]

Hub becomes implementing partner of the UN Ocean Decade

We are delighted to announce that in October 2023 the One Ocean Hub has been endorsed as the UN Ocean Implementing Partner. Under this mandate, the Hub will offer a comprehensive methodology for profound understanding of the ocean, upholding inclusive, respectful, and fair ocean research practices across Global North and South through our program entitled “Transdisciplinary […]

(Re)Launching Our Podcast Series 

We are excited to dive back into a series of conversations about various interrelationships of the ocean and humankind.  In our latest podcast, early-career researchers Kirsty McQuaid (University of Plymouth/ South African National Biodiversity Institute) and Mitchell Lennan (University of Aberdeen) are guiding us through the notions of the ocean-climate nexus and human rights, which […]

Better understanding the negative impacts of international investment law for human rights and the environment

The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, and the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights have raised the alarm about the negative impacts on the environment and on human rights of foreign investment in offshore energy projects, deep-seabed mining and other blue economy initiatives, relying on evidence provided by the […]

Breaking Barriers around One Health

The Hub was invited to share transferable findings from legal, inter- and trans-disciplinary research on human rights, equity and human/planetary health at an international, invitation-only workshop “Breaking Barriers: Advancing the One Health Agenda with a Focus on Environment” (12-13 October, Berlin, Germany). The event was organised by the German Federal Ministries of Economic Cooperation and […]

Hub researchers selected as Experts of the UN Regular Process on the Marine Environment

Hub researchers Dr Senia Febrica (University of Strathclyde, UK), Dr Sebastian Hennige (University of Edinburgh, UK),  Prof Jeremy Hills (University of the South Pacific, Fiji) and Dr Sian Rees (University of Plymouth, UK) have been selected as members of the Pool of Experts of the UN Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the […]

Contributing to the UN Ocean Conference’s “A call to all the voices of the ocean”

The preparations for the 2025 UN Ocean Conference that will be held in June 2025 in Nice, France are already underway, and as part of the preparatory process the “A call to all the voices of the ocean” Synthesis Report was published in September 2023, to which the One Ocean Hub was a contributor. The […]

Spotlight on early-career researchers: sophie shields

My name is Sophie Shields, and I am an early-career researcher from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. My research with the Hub focuses on interlinkages and intersections between children’s human rights and the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment, including a healthy ocean. I am particularly interested in participatory human rights approaches and […]