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University of Gothenburg

Graduate School

A new Sea and Society graduate school in transdisciplinary ocean sciences

Scientists at the University of Gothenburg interested in the relationship between sea and society can now together with colleagues from other faculties apply for a transdisciplinary project financing 3-4 PhD students. This is the first project in the new Sea and Society graduate school in transdisciplinary ocean sciences.

The first call is closed but our ambition is to extend the graduate school with more projects as funds become available.

If you have questions please contact Malin Karlsson (

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