University of Gothenburg

Graduate School

Centre for Sea and Society has initiated a graduate school in transdisciplinary marine research. The first round ended in 2019. A new graduate school will begin in 2021.

New project about coastal fisheries in Sweden

Coastal fisheries in Sweden: from a changing sea to a robust science-policy environment (SEA2POL+) is the first project in the new Graduate School in Transdisciplinary Ocean Sciences. The aim is to harness knowledge to determine the cumulative effects of socio-environmental factors hampering the sustainability of coastal fisheries in Sweden. The project is led by a team of researchers from four different faculties at the University of Gothenburg and one researcher at the University of Södertörn, and connects the disciplines of physical geography, marine ecology, environmental social sciences, business administration and theory of science.

Read more about the project: Coastal fisheries in Sweden: from a changing sea to a robust science-policy environment (SEA2POL+)

Previous graduate school in marine environmental research

The graduate school in marine environmental research 2012-2019 has now seen 10 out of 13 students graduate. The graduate school was organised as a twin-project school in which supervisors from two different faculties applied for a joint multidisciplinary project funding two PhD students, one in each discipline. The research school involved PhD students and supervisors from five faculties (Humanities, Social sciences, Business, economics and law, Science and Sahlgrenska academy).

The projects

  • Expansion and changing use of leisure crafts along the Swedish coasts – socio-cultural drivers, spatial behaviour and impacts on marine biodiversity
  • No-net loss and restoration of marine habitats – legal and ecological constraints and solutions
  • The effects of climate induced changes in the Arabian Sea on marine and coastal socio-ecological systems in India
  • Strategic research for the development of sustainable bivalve shellfish industry on the Swedish West coast
  • Outdoor recreation in coastal areas – monitoring qualities and managing conflicts. The case of Kosterhavet National Park
  • Evaluating Catch Shares and ITQs for Economic, Environmental and Socio-Cultural Sustainability in Sweden
  • Antibiotic resistance in marine bacteria: The role of biocides and metals in the marine environment for promoting and maintaining antibiotic resistance