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Ocean and Sustainable Development

Research, education and collaboration for a sustainable development are important parts of the University of Gothenburg's vision. In that work, the UN's global sustainability goals are central, in particular goal 14, which aims to conserve and use the oceans, seas and marine resources in a sustainable way.

2021 marks the beginning of the UN's decade for marine research and sustainable development. The increased interest in international and European policy for the sea as a resource to achieve the global sustainability goals, and the need for healthy seas, place great demands on the scientific community to be able to deliver knowledge and competence.

Navigate to video: Bethanie Carney Almroth on Goal 14
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Bethanie Carney Almroth on Goal 14
Navigate to video: David Langlet on Goal 14
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David Langlet on Goal 14

Centres for Global Challenges

UGOT Challenges is a University of Gothenburg initiative to meet global societal challenges. Four of the six interdisciplinary research centres are somehow ocean related.

Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV

The core task of Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV) is to create and facilitate cooperation, between and within Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg, with an aim to generate and practically implement knowledge about sustainable development. In order to develop solutions to global challenges, they bring academic disciplines together to create new knowledge.