Call for papers for the 9th MARE Conference People and the Sea: Dealing with Maritime Mobilities

Published on
January 17, 2017

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.

Date: 5-7 July, 2017

Location: Roetereiland complex, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Conference contributions

Participants may propose the presentation of papers, but also of posters and other visual materials, such as documentary films and (small) exhibitions. Besides these more traditional conference formats we encourage panel proposals with innovative formats that stimulate interaction and dynamism such as roundtables, workshops, brainstorm sessions and debates. As for paper-based panels, we encourage formats that invite thorough discussion of presented papers, for example by including discussants or by peer reviewing each other’s papers. The conference organizers may prioritize proposals that take into account these considerations.

Deadline for panel, paper proposals and other conference formats: January 31st, 2017(GMT)

Panel proposals
Panel proposals should clearly state:
- The name, affiliation, and email address of the panel organizer,
- A brief (one paragraph) panel abstract
- The proposed paper titles, authors (and their affiliations) to be included in the panel (if available),
- The conference stream to which the panel relates.

Panel proposals should not be longer than one A4 page, or 500 words.

Paper abstracts
Abstracts should clearly state:
- Author(s) name,
- Author(s) affiliation,
- Author email address for correspondence,
- The conference theme to which the paper relates

Abstracts should be less than 300 words in length (please do not use abbreviations or cite references in the abstract), and include 3-10 keywords representing the main content.

Exhibition proposals
Films and documentaries –DVD format, maximum length 30 minutes
Please also bring a printed caption to describe the film (1 side A4, FONT 20) in the following format:
- Location and date of film:
- Description:
- Acknowledgements:

Posters – Limited to size A3

Photography displays – Minimum 5 printed photographs (Size A4 minimum – we welcome larger prints) with individual captions to explain their relevance to the conference theme (1 side A4, font 20)

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