Maritime activities - such as fishing, navigation, and cruise tourism - are characterised by movement and flow. Such mobility includes people and ships, but also things such as capital and information, not to forget the fluid ocean itself. It takes place within but also across and beyond national boundaries, often defying the orderly governance arrangements we have put in place. The 9th People and the Sea conference will explore the nature of maritime mobilities and the ways climate and environmental change, economic development and maritime activities are affecting their direction and volume.
Topics to be addressed are: How are maritime mobilities linked and regulated? What are the distributional effects for different maritime activities, and coastal and port communities? How to design innovative governance arrangements that can foster sustainable maritime mobilities?
The conference is organised by MARE Centre for Maritime Research and its partners: ENP - Wageningen University, University of Amsterdam, University of Tromso and IFM (Innovative Fisheries Management ) of the University of Aalborg.
If you are interested in joining this conference, please register.
1. Dealing with maritime mobilities
2. Maritime Governance
3. Social Relations and Culture
4. Fisheries management
5. Knowledge production
6. Coastal threats and vulnerability