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Sea and Society Day 2021

Sustainability and environment
Science and Information Technology

How can we best produce and disseminate the science we need for the ocean we want? This event aims to provide insights and inspiration on how we can be more successful when writing SDG-focused applications, providing policy relevant research and doing over all outreach.

15 Dec 2021
13:00 - 15:40
Zoom webinar
Number of seats
No fee
Registration deadline
14 December 2021

Peter Löfgren, Editor-in-chief, Deep Sea Reporter
Floor Ten Hoopen, Analyst, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
Madelene Ostwald, Researcher, Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV)
Lena Gipperth, Director, Centre for Sea and Society, University of Gothenburg
Centre for Sea and Society
Registration is closed.

Welcome to Sea and Society Day 2021!

The conference is a mix of presentations and open discussions and open for everyone with an interest in the topic, including researchers, students and others who are engaged in the future of our oceans.

Due to the corona situation, this years conference will be held as a Zoom webinar. 



13:00–13:20 Welcome and Introduction

Lena Gipperth, Director, Centre for Sea and Society, University of Gothenburg. 

Moderator Björn Olov Rickard Andersson, Doctoral student, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg. 


13:20–14:00 SDG-focused applications – How can we do better? 

Madelene Ostwald, Researcher at Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV) presents her in-depth analysis of why research groups from University of Gothenburg and Chalmers were not more successful in the Formas call: "Realising the SDGs”.  

Video (29:05)
SDG-focused applications – How can we do better?


14:00–14:15 Break



14:15–14:55 Policy relevant research - How can we help?

Floor Ten Hoopen, Analyst at Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, presents the take-home messages from the recent report “Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management research and development needs 2021”. 

Video (12:34)
Policy relevant research - How can we help?

14:55–15:30 Ocean Science Communication – How can we reach out? 

Peter Löfgren, Journalist and Editor-in-chief, presents the new digital magazine Deep Sea Reporter. and share his insights on ocean research and outreach. 

Video (19:39)
Deep Sea Reporter - Stories beneath the surface

15:30–15:40 Reflection and Discussion

Lena Gipperth, Director, Centre for Sea and Society, University of Gothenburg.