Upcoming Events

In 2023, the One Ocean Hub is organising / taking part in the following events. The list is constantly updated.



No confirmed events.


online event:

Dialogue Series on Human Rights Actors and Fisheries – Advancing the protection of small-scale fisher rights at a national and international level.

Organised by the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR), One Ocean Hub and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Dates: 1 – 2 February 2023

Join us for a dialogue series composed of two online webinars on exploring how NHRIs and international human rights mechanisms are addressing human rights issues in fishing communities.

Webinar 1: National Human Rights Institutions, 1 February 2023, 13:00-14:30 CET. Register here.

Webinar 2: International Human Rights Mechanisms, 2 February 2023, 15:00-16:30 CET.  Register here.

For more information see here.


  • A reflection on the Global Biodiversity Framework – Hub Director Elisa Morgera has been invited to join a panel organised by Prof John Knox, former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment.

Date: 13 March 2023

For more information see here.

  • Water Defenders’ Workshop – On the International Day of Action for Rivers. This workshop is hosted by ocean and water defenders for defenders to share experiences, expertise, and strategies from different countries, and discuss the particular challenges they face. (Read more here)

Date: 14 March 2023

Time: 16:10 – 17:00 PHST & 08:10 – 09:00 GMT

  • Leibniz Association Symposium – Hub Director Elisa Morgera has been invited to deliver a presentation on Connecting Research, Co-producing Knowledge through Fair Partnerships and Making Policy Impact: Experiences from the One Ocean Hub.

Location: Berlin, Germany

Date: 17 March 2023

in-person event:

International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022) Official closing event. (Note updated dates. For remote participation, register here)

Location: FAO Headquarters, Rome.

Dates: 29 – 31 March 2023

  • Art-based approaches to the protection of small-scale fishers’ human rights in South Africa
    • Wed 29 March, 10:00 – 13:00 (Rome time)
  • Hybrid training event on human rights and fisheries co-organized with the Danish Institute for Human Rights.
    • Wed 29 March, 14:00 – 16:00 (Rome time), Espace Gabon room:
  • Hybrid roundtable on World Trade Organization (WTO) Fisheries Subsidies Agreement and small-scale fishers’ human rights, co-organized with the Danish Institute for Human Rights.
    • Friday 31 March, 09:00 – 11:00 (Rome time), Queen Juliana room
  • Empatheatre performance ‘Lalela uLwandle (Listen to the Sea)’ after the official, high-level closing of IYAFA.
    • Friday 31 March, 15:30 – 17:00 (Rome time), Flag Room


in-person event:
  • Undercurrents: Art and Ocean in Africa and the Pacific

Location: Glasgow, UK.

Exhibition dates: 14 – 29 April 2023.

Read more here.

In-person event:
  • Cocooned in Harmony: Power, Agency and Multiple Realities in the Songs of Indigenous Ghanaian Seine Fisherfolk – Documentary film screening.

Followed by a Q&A with researcher Eric Debrah Otchere (University of Cape Coast, Ghana) who directed the film. The screening is free and no pre-registration is required.

Location: screening at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow (CCA)

Date: 19 April 2023 at 2 pm. 

Read more here.


in-person and online event:
  • Engage: Shaping the future of ocean research at the University of Strathclyde

Location: University of Strathclyde, Learning and Teaching building, 49 Richmond Street, Glasgow

Date: 2 May 2023

Time: 09:30 am – 12:45 pm

Read more here.

  • Countdown to the UN SDG Summit 2023. Elisa Morgera has been invited to give an expert contribution to the seventh SDGs webinar. Focusing on #SDGs 13 & 14 – Climate Action & Life Below Water.

    Date: 25 May 2023

    Time: 02:00 pm (CEST)

    Registration & read more here.


in-person and online event:

World Ocean Week events & webinars at United Nations Plaza

Location: 777 United Nations Plaza, 2nd Floor Conference Room, New York, NY 10017

  • Theatre performance Lalela Ulwandle (Listen to the Sea) and a conversation on inclusive ocean governance
    • Wednesday 7 June, 3:00 – 5:00 pm (NY time) Register here
  • International premiere of the animation Indlela Yokuphila: The Soul’s Journey – When indigenous and scientific knowledge work in solidarity towards inclusive ocean decision making
    • Wednesday 7 June, 6:00 – 8:00 pm (NY time) Register here
  • Mpume Mthombeni, an award-winning performer, storyteller, and theatre-maker from Umlazi, Durban, South Africa and the co-founder of Empatheatre will deliver a 5-minute presentation titled “Why storytelling is the sacred medicine ocean governance needs” at the UN World Ocean Day, 8 June 2023 at the UN HQs in New York. For virtual attendance at the UN World Ocean Day. Register here
  • Arts-Based research and solidarity practices with Indigenous Knowledge Holders in Plural Ocean Governance – lessons from South Africa
    • Friday 9 June, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (NY time) Register here
  • The ATTR Summer School – THE OCEAN: The Use and Regulations of World Oceans – a Cross-Disciplinary Conversation at The Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea, UiT – The Arctic University of NorwayInter. Elisa Morgera & Nina Rivers present the paper ‘Trans-Disciplinary Approaches for the Transformative Application of International Marine Biodiversity and Human Rights Law’

    Date: 12-16 June 2023

    Registration: TBC


No confirmed events.


No confirmed events.


online event

Annual online Summer/Winter School on Environmental and Human Rights. Hosted by The Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Focusing on the theme Transformations and Transitions.

Dates:11-15 September 2023:

  • Water Ways: An International Conference on Human Relations. The conference aims to advance discussion on the role of human society and culture in protecting a healthy ocean.

Location: Sea, Port Elizabeth/Gqeberha, South Africa.

Dates: 22 – 23 September 2023



Date: November 2023

(more info to follow)


No confirmed events.