MARE Conference in Amsterdam  | Photo: Anna-Katharina Hornidge, ZMT

26/06/2019 | The 10th MARE People and the Sea Conference is taking place at the University of Amsterdam from the 24th until the 28th of June 2019. The ZMT´s working group Development and Knowledge Sociology is co-organising this event which is held by the Centre for Maritime Research (MARE) located in Amsterdam.

Under the theme “Learning from the Past, Imagining the Future”, the conference will investigate different matters in the context of six streams, each of which highlights a particular aspect of coastal and oceanic affairs. Focus points are fisheries, maritime work worlds, integrated coastal zone management and marine spatial planning.

The Centre for Maritime Research (MARE) is an interdisciplinary social science network organization devoted to expanding knowledge about the human dimensions of coastal and marine life, including their governance. Although MARE limits its action radius to the social sciences, it seeks active collaboration with other disciplines. MARE takes a global perspective, emphasising the coastal zones of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It covers a broad spectrum of topics, drawing on expertise from fields such as law, history, economics, political science, public administration, anthropology, and geography.

MARE was established by the University of Amsterdam and SISWO (The Netherlands Inter-University Institute for Social Science Research) in 2000. It now has six institutional partners, based in five European countries, one of which is the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research.

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