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Ocean Plastics: Whither a Treaty?

In a recent report on human rights and biodiversity, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment Prof David Boyd suggested the need for a global treaty to deal with the problem of marine plastics. In this short post, the One Ocean Hub wishes to share some comments from different areas of work […]


‘The health of our very stressed planet is at stake –we cannot afford to let her down’ (Ambassador Wills) On 15th February 2021, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) appointed a new Director General, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria – the first woman and the first African to lead the organization. This blog post will discuss […]

Meet our researcher: Marly Muudeni Samuel

Marly Muudeni Samuel, is a PhD Researcher with the One Ocean Hub at the Glasgow School of Art, School of Simulation and Visualisation. Her PhD is exploring ocean connections and cultural heritage preservation, particularly in Namibia. Why did you become interested in researching the ocean? I have always been fascinated by culture, heritage and learning […]

World Oceans Week 2021: Our programme of events

For second year running, One Ocean Hub is excited to be ‘Proud Friends of United Nations World Oceans Day’ and contribute to the worldwide celebrations and discussions on matters concerning the ocean. This year’s theme, ‘The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods’, will shed light on the wonder of the ocean and how it is our lifesource, supporting […]

One Ocean Hub unites to adapt to immediate, unexpected and significant budget reduction

Significant reductions to the overall UK Government Official Development Assistance (ODA) budget have reverberated shockwaves around the sector since they were first indicated in 2020. This shock has been keenly felt in the Research for Sustainable Development community in recent weeks. The Hub’s funder, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), has had to make immediate and […]

The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review

The Dasgupta review was commissioned by the UK government to provide a review on the economics of biodiversity. The review was published in early 2021 with a view to informing discussions at pivotal meetings for global biodiversity conservation and sustainable use – The 15th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP15) to the Convention on […]

Bringing Transdiciplinarity in Science-Policy Interface for Ocean Sustainability

This blog post reflects on the key messages shared at a recent  webinar on “Strengthening the Science-Policy Interface for Ocean Sustainability” and the One Ocean Hub’s earlier events on these issues at World Oceans Week 2020 and part of the UN Nippon Fellow Alumni capacity-building programme in 2020. The webinar on “Strengthening the Science-Policy Interface […]

Climate and the Oceans: NDC Synthesis Report Suggests Greater Work to be Done to Mainstream Marine Issues into Climate Adaptation

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) is due to take place in November 2021 at the Scottish Events Campus on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland. This follows the postponement of the COP from 2020 to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In advance of COP 26, Parties to the […]

New study on inclusive and equitable research and innovation in marine biodiscovery

Hub researchers in South Africa have initiated a study on marine biodiscovery to bring different knowledges together and to share experiences about best practices for access and benefit sharing in the context of marine genetic resources and associated traditional and Indigenous knowledge. As part of the One Ocean Hub, a new interdisciplinary study is being […]