21/11/2019 | From 25–27 November, 2019 the European COST Action “Ocean Governance for Sustainability – Challenges, Options and the Role of Science” gathers for their 4th International conference in the coastal city of Piran, Slovenia. The conference is organised by the National Institute of Biology (NIB) and the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in cooperation with the European network funding programme "Cooperation of Science and Technology” (COST). Around 55 participants from 29 countries from science and politics are expected. They will discuss the future of our oceans during a variety of scientific workshops and lectures.
On Monday 25 November, Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge from the ZMT will address the audience in her function as the Chair of the Action, followed by Patricia Mozetic and Alenka Maley from the NIB.
The keynote speeches during the two days will be about “Governance challenges in the Mediterranean - contribution of the ICZM Protocol” and “The emerging science of acidification impacts in the coastal oceans towards policy and governance change”, as well as "Negotiating conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in the high seas: insights into science and politics". A Round Table is planned on the issue of "Decolonising Ocean Governance".
These contributions frame the official scientific programme comprising workshops and meetings of five working groups of the COST Action OceanGov, with a focus on jointly working on the publications with regard to five of the six core themes of this European network: Land-Sea Interaction, Area-Based Management, Seabed Resource Management, Climate Change and Acidification, as well as, Fisheries Management.
4th International Conference on Ocean Governance for Sustainability
When: 25 - 27 November 2019
Where: National Institute of Biology, Piran, Slovenia
Official conference flyer for download.