one ocean hub podcast

Fair and inclusive decision-making for a healthy ocean whereby people and planet flourish. Listen below…

Welcome to the One Ocean Hub podcast where we discuss complex interrelations of the ocean and humankind,  joining  in our minds and various areas of expertise around one passion – a healthy ocean so that people and the planet can flourish. Stay tuned for our next episodes, currently in production, which cover the following themes: the importance of the ocean for children’s human rights; gender and the ocean; and transdisciplinary ocean research, among many others we hope to cover. We look forward to expanding our podcast series in 2024 and would like to invite partners within the broader Hub network, as well as external collaborators (researchers, artists, activists and policymakers) to suggest ideas or volunteer to take part in a podcast. Please feel free to reach out to Dr Milica Prokic (University of Strathclyde, UK)(milica.pprokic@strath.ac.uk) if you wish to join the conversation and chat with us on all things ocean.

episode 6 – Part 1: The Island Stories: Colonial pasts and policies of the present 

In the sixth episode of the One Ocean Hub podcast, Hub researcher Alana Malinde Lancaster (University of West Indies, Barbados) and Hub early-career researcher Lysa Wini (University of Strathclyde, UK) discuss how the colonial pasts shape present issues in ocean governance in an island context. From the viewpoint of Solomon Islands where Lysa comes from and where her research focus is; and the Caribbean, where Alana lives and centres her work around, the speakers reflect on policies that govern Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and the impact of the colonial past on present-day people and policies. Alana and Lysa dwell on the challenges that the lack of access to ocean-related decision-making fora pose for SIDS and discuss the Indigenous ways of knowing and (post)colonial knowledge extraction. The episode is hosted by the Hub’s Knowledge Exchange Associate Milica Prokic

Episode 5 – Opening up research practices: transdiciplinarity, art-based participatory research methods and social justice 

In the new episode of the One Ocean Hub podcast, early-career researcher Elsemi Olwage (University of Namibia) and Kira Erwin (groundWork/Durban University of Technology) talk to Hub’s Milica Prokic about their experiences of collaborative research in Namibia and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, of knowledge co-production, art-based participatory methods, and social justice. In this deeply insightful and rich conversation, they focused on the power of the participatory art-based methods and solidarity in engaging with the essential themes such as (post)colonial livelihoods, culture, violent spatial engineering of Apartheid which shaped the coasts of Southern Africa, and with the notions of access, displacement, and racialisation.

Episode 4 – Women of the sea: Part 1 & 2

The second part of Episode 4 ‘Women of the sea’, where two South African scholars and activists Buhle Francis (Rhodes University, South Africa) and Aphiwe Moshani (University of Cape Town, South Africa) who are Hub early-career researchers and winners of the British Council Scotland Earth Scholarships. They discussed Buhle’s work undertaking pioneering collaborative research at the nexus of environmental justice, gender equality, ocean livelihoods, and inclusivity in ocean-related decision-making processes. Aphiwe also discussed the new Learning Pathway they are creating for the One Ocean Learn platform, which focuses on the interlinkages of the ocean, culture and cultural heritage and explores the cultural values, history, heritage, and Indigenous and local knowledge systems related to the ocean.
Hosted by Dr Milica Prokic.
In the latest, fourth episode of the One ocean Hub podcast, Milica Prokic speaks to the Hub’s Early Career Researchers and the British Council Scotland SGSAH EARTH Scholarship winners, Aphiwe Moshani and Buhle Francis. The topic of the episode was gender and the ocean, and the often overlooked – yet essential- role of women in the relationship of the ocean and humankind. In Part 1, they focused on their new, exciting work: Buhle’s research with women and seaweed labour in South Africa, and Aphiwe’s PhD research on gender and Blue Economy, both speaking to the challenges that women coastal communities face in their everyday life. What’s more, and very important, they shared their own experiences as the ocean researchers and women of colour from the Global South, and the challenges they face- and tackle- in their work. Hosted by Dr Milica Prokic.

Episode 3 – Children’s rights & the ocean

Dr Mia Strand and Sophie Shields talk about children’s right to be heard on the ocean-climate nexus, ocean literacies (plural intended), the General Comment No 26 on children’s human rights and a healthy environment, as discussed their two new joint publications and two recent policy briefs (here and here). Hosted by Dr Milica Prokic.

epsiode 2 – ocean climate nexus & human rights


Dr Mitchell Lennan, Lecturer in Environmental Law (University of Aberdeen) and Dr Kirsty McQuaid, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (University of Plymouth) discuss their work on special issue about ocean-climate nexus and Human Rights. Hosted by Dr Milica Prokic

Episode 1 (Pilot) – connections between human rights, customary laws & the ocean

Discussing the paradoxical connection between customary laws, human rights and the ocean and exploring ideas for meaningful change. Hosted by Dr Nkeiru Scotcher, with guests Dr Bolanle Tolulope Erinosho, Hub researcher and lecturer at the University Cape Coast in Ghana, and Dr David Wilson, Hub researcher and lecturer at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.