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Connecting science-policy recommendations across ocean research projects

Five major ocean research projects, representing over £50 million investment and 400 researchers from over 120 institutes from over 30 countries were brought together to distil shared key messages for policy makers in South Africa. A three-day science-to-policy workshop for marine ecosystem-based management was held at the South African National Biodiversity Institute (Cape Town, 22-24 […]

Celebrating the 2023 International Day of Peace through Contributions of Ocean Governance to the Sustainable Development Goals

In 1981, by Resolution 36/67, the United Nations designated September 21 as the International Day of Peace. The 2023 celebrations occurred at a time when the world is more than ever, in many parts of the globe, being confronted by the need for peace in many fronts. While the news media is besieged by the […]

Reflecting on opportunities and tensions in academic solidarity practices with environmental human rights defenders

‘How can we expand our imaginations of solidarity in support of human rights defenders?’ this question was posed by keynote speaker Wangui Kimari (Mathare Social Justice Center, Nairobi, Kenya) at the opening of the 2023 annual conference of the Association of Human Rights Institutes under the theme, ‘Human Rights Defenders Under Siege’ (7-9 September 2023, […]

Mapping for justice: towards an accessible, transparent database of mining along the West Coast of South Africa

One Ocean Hub (OOH) researchers, at the Environmental and Geographical Science Department of the University of Cape Town, have been monitoring, documenting, and mapping the many prospecting, mining, and oil and gas activities on the west coast of South Africa. Over the past two years this work has highlighted the rapid increase in the number […]

New one ocean learn learning pathway on ocean and climate change is published 

The knowledge-translation platform  One Ocean Learn  has published a new learning pathway titled ‘Ocean and Climate Change’. The pathway covers a wide range of subjects, from the ocean’s role in regulating the global climate to climate change impacts on marine life and ecosystems, from the recognition of the role of the ocean in the context […]


This blog post reflects on the local, national and international screenings and other developments related to the documentary ‘Cocooned in Harmony’, and reflections on some of the questions that have often come up after the documentary screenings. The Journey of ‘Cocooned in Harmony’ so far Since the ‘Cocooned in Harmony’ documentary was premiered on 31 […]

Spotlight on early-career researcher: Andrea Longo

Hi! My name is Andrea Longo, I am a Research Associate in Law based at the University of Strathclyde since April 2023. I defended my PhD in June this year at the crossroad between international human rights law and the law of the sea – specifically fisheries law – and addressed the protection of people […]

DEEP Fund projects highlighting Indigenous connections to the ocean presented to local community and decision-makers in Vanuatu  

Following the highly successful launch of the Undercurrents exhibition in Glasgow, and subsequent pavilion at Somerset House in London as part of the 2023 Design Biennale, recent DEEP Fund activities have shifted focus back to project partner countries. Intrinsic to the DEEP Fund is a commitment to support dissemination and engagement activities proposed by project […]

Breaking Barriers: Advancing the One Health Agenda with a Focus on Environment 

Upcoming Event Hub Director, Prof Elisa Morgera, has been invited to “Breaking Barriers: Advancing the One Health Agenda with a Focus on Environment,” on 12-13 October 2023 in Berlin, Germany as a speaker to a Breakout Session on the topic of “connecting to policy & legal frameworks.”   The event is organised by: the German Federal […]