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Collaborations for Sustainable Oceans

The University of Gothenburg collaborates extensively on marine and maritime issues, both regionally, nationally and internationally. Here you will find information about our platforms and how you can collaborate with us.

International collaborations

The European Marine Board

The European Marine Board (EMB) is the leading European think tank in marine science policy. It provides a platform to advance marine research and to bridge the gap between science and policy.

Contact person at the University of Gothenburg:Per Åberg, Department of Marine Sciences

EuroMarine

EuroMarine is a European marine science network launched in 2014. It represents the merger of the scientific communities of three former European Networks of Excellence: EUR-OCEANS,, Marine Genomics Europe, and MarBEF.

Contact person at the University of Gothenburg: Jonathan Havenhand, Department of Marine Sciences

MARE

MARE is an interdisciplinary social science organisation interested in the use and management of marine resources. Its objective is to provide a stimulating intellectual climate for academics and policymakers working on topics related to coasts and seas.

Contact person at the University of Gothenburg: Per Knutsson, School of Global Studies

SUBMARINER

The SUBMARINER network is a unique platform that bring actors from the whole Baltic Sea Region together to actively promote innovative and sustainable use of marine resources.

Contact person at the University of Gothenburg: Lena Gipperth, Department of Law

ICES

ICES wants to advance and share scientific understanding of marine ecosystems and the services they provide and to use this knowledge to generate state-of-the-art advice for meeting conservation, management, and sustainability goals. Several of the University's researchers participate in ICES' s working groups.

Contact person at the University of Gothenburg: Eva-Lotta Sundblad, Swedish Institute for Marine Research

IPBES

The objective of IPBES is to strengthen the science-policy interface for biodiversity and ecosystem services for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, long-term human well-being and sustainable development.  IPBES was established under the auspices of UN in 2012, and the UN bodies UN Environment, UNDP, UNESCO and FAO.

Contact person at the University of Gothenburg: Marie Stenseke, Human Geography, Department of Economy and Society

Environment for Development (EfD)

Environment for Development (EfD) is a global network of environmental economics research centres solving the world’s most pressing environmental and development challenges in the Global South. One of the six programmes concerns sustainable managing of coast and seas. The network is coordinated by the University of Gothenburg.

Contact person at the University of Gothenburg: Håkan Eggert, Department of Economics

Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (Wiomsa)

Wiomsa is dedicated to promoting the educational, scientific and technological development of all aspects of marine sciences throughout the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region.

Contact person at the University of Gothenburg: Lena Gipperth, Department of Law