Oceans and seas hold a rich treasure of natural resources and provide space for a variety of maritime and coastal activities, such as fishing, aquaculture, oil and gas production, offshore wind energy, shipping, and tourism. Environmental pollution, spatial conflicts and a loss of biodiversity are the shadow side of economic developments at sea. Challenges for marine governance research at the Environmental Policy Group are to understand the dynamics of governance at sea and to develop governance arrangements which contribute to a sustainable and equitable future for the largest commons in the world.
Read more about it at the marine theme page.
In the coming weeks the other themes will be presented as well.