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Law as facilitator (or obstacle) for science based marine governance

Sustainability and environment
Science and Information Technology

Increasingly complex legal structures have been developed in recent decades to try to accommodate and coordinate intensified human uses of marine space and ecosystems while at the same time preventing large scale destruction of ecosystems or disruption of important natural processes. With a focus on marine scientific research and marine planning, David Langlet will talk about the role that law plays or can play in the realisation of the vision of sustainable ocean use, and ocean governance based on the best data and scientific understanding. While law is often an indispensable instrument it also holds the potential to stifle desirable activities and conserve unsustainable practises.

30 Apr 2021
13:00 - 14:00
Zoom webinar

Professor David Langlet, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg
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Ocean Data Factory
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David Langlet, Professor in Ocean Governance Law, University of Gothenburg.

David Langlet is the first incumbent of the Chair in Ocean Governance Law established in 2015 at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. The aim of the chair is to build a research and teaching environment that brings together disciplines such as law of the sea, environmental law and administrative law to adequately address challenges related to planning and management of the sea in an international, regional and national context. In his own research, David has taken an interest in the legal conditions for many marine activities, including submarine pipelines, fishing, seabed storage of CO2, marine spatial planning and ecosystem-based management.

Ocean Data Factory Sweden's webinar series

According to National Geographic, an estimated 97 % of the world’s water is found in the ocean, and as a result, the ocean has a considerable impact on the weather, temperature, and food supply of humans and other organisms. To take care of the ocean for a sustainable future, we need collaboration, learning, and the exchange of ideas across organizations and disciplines. To achieve this, Ocean Data Factory Sweden has started a webinar series, through which experts from ocean-relevant domains or data-driven innovation relevant domains share their experiences and learning and encourage knowledge sharing and innovation. 

About Ocean Data Factory Sweden

The goal of the Ocean Data Factory - Sweden (ODFSweden) is to enable Sweden to be a global leader in sustainability and data-driven innovation in the digital blue economy. ODFSweden will enable the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to many different types of marine data from Swedish to international data sources. The number of use cases for marine data-driven innovation is enormous and includes areas such as environmental monitoring and conservation, transportation and logistics, energy, food, and healthcare, to name a few.

ODF Sweden was established through Vinnova funding and is a consortium of actors from academia, research institutes, public sector, and industry. Professor Robin Teigland from Chalmers University of Tech is the Director of ODF while Torsten Linders from University of Gothenburg is the Coordinator.