Tuesday 3rd April 2018 Greenwich Maritime Centre

Greenwich Maritime Centre and Coastal and Marine Research Group Seminar Series 

Tuesday 3rd April 2018

5.30pm - 7.30pm

"Environmental Governance of the Oceans"

Dr Tim Stojanovic, University of St Andrews

Human activities in the oceans are expanding rapidly.  There is concern that the oceans are facing environmentally degrading development pressures, as catchments did the industrial revolution.  But there is also hope that new forms of activity can be developed smartly to minimise environmental impacts and benefit society.  In response to these pressures, since 2005 over 60 marine plans have been developed by nations to help govern the marine environment.  This paper will provide an overview of the phases and scales of marine development in the global oceans, as well as a review of the approaches to marine planning.  In conclusion, the seminar will invite scholarly reflection surrounding these practicable tasks, including: What kind of institutional arrangements can draw together public, private and civil society into partnerships for the sustainability of the oceans?   How should marine plans draw on the traditions of planning in the terrestrial environment? Which principles of governance will lead to more just allocation and sustainable outcomes for the world's oceans?  Such research questions build upon Greenwich Maritime Centre's stated aims to deepen understanding of the relationships between society and the sea.

Stojanovic, T., and C. J. Q. Farmer 2013. The development of world oceans & coasts and concepts of sustainability. Marine Policy 42: 157–165. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2013.02.005

Venue: University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, 30 Park Row, London SE10 9LS

Lecture Theatre QA080.

Tickets are free but limited so please do book on our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gmc-seminar-environmental-governance-of-the-oceans-tickets-42745444776