Lena Gipperth


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Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
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Box 650
40530 Göteborg

About Lena Gipperth

Research interests are within the fields of Environmental law, primarily related to Marine governance, Water management and Biodiversity, by relating to legal implementation of environmental quality objectives, e.g. by environmental quality standards. Between 2015-2021 I was appointed as Director for the Center of Sea and Society at the University of Gothenburg, a cross-faculty center supporting marine/maritime research and education. I am still active in the center and part of its management group.

I have been involved in numbers of multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary research projects e.g.:

  • MISTRA BioPath Pathways for an efficient alignment of the Financial System, 2022-2026 (
  • FRAM Centre for Future Chemical Risk Assessment and Management Strategies, 2015- (
  • ZORRO (Zostera Restoration program) including several project about restoration of coastal habitats with focus on eelgrass, 2012 - (
  • CHANGE Changing antifouling practices for leisure boats in the Baltic Sea, 2012-2018
  • SPEQS - A Systems Perspective on Environmental Quality Standards, 2012-2015
  • TBT Impact 2005- 2009
  • COPE Coping with Climate Change: Sweden’s Climate Strategy as a Case in Point, 2001-2005
  • SUCOZOMA Sustainable Coastal Zone Management, 2000-2004

Other academic appointments:

  • WIOMSA (Westerin Indian Ocean Marine Science Association), member of the Programme Committee for the MASMA programme 2004-2018, chair of the Programme Committee for its Cities and Coasts Programme, from 2018-2023, chair of the Programme Committee SCALABLE 2024- .
  • Kristineberg Marine Research and Innovation Centre, ordf. i koordineringsgruppen, från 2018-2021. Ledamot av forsknings- och koordineringsgrupp.
  • Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment: Scientific coordinator 2009-2015, Scientific advisory board 2023 -

Supervision of doctoral students: 2023 - Lovisa Norine Fransson 2019 - (Main supervisor). 2019 - Julia Johansson (Main supervisor) 2017-20104 Joana Pedroso (Co-supervisor) 2012 - Kristjan Laas (Main supervisor) 2005 - 2017 Philip Linné (Co-supervisor) 2004 - 2010 Christina Olsen-Lundh (Co-supervisor)

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Research areas

  • Environmental law
  • Ocean governance
  • Water management

Teaching areas

  • Environmental law
  • Ocean governance
  • International environmental law
  • Water governance