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Academia Archive

  • “Dreams so Big Only the Sea Can Hold Them”: Man-Made Islands as Anxious Spaces, Cultural Icons, and Travelling Visions


    Academic Paper by Mark Jackson & Veronica della Dora School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SS, England For the full version email the corresponding author at m.jackson{at}bristol.ac.uk Abstract This paper explores a new phenomenon which is assuming global proportions: the planning and construction of artificial […]

  • Newfoundland & Labrador’s Northern Shrimp Inshore Fleet: a lesson in the importance of small scale fisheries


    An interesting report coming out of a study exploring the impacts of political decisions to cut back quota allocations from small scale fishers in Newfoundland and Labrador. Guest post by Dr. Erin Carruthers on smallscales.ca Small scale fisheries are crucial for the social and economic well-being of coastal communities. But […]

  • Proposed definition on ‘Ocean grabbing’ in Marine Policy


    The term “ocean grabbing” now has an official academic reference and a proposed definition. Bennett et al (2015) have just published an article in the journal ‘Marine Policy’ the intent of which is to stimulate rigorous discussion and promote systematic inquiry into the phenomenon of ocean grabbing. The full paper […]

  • Information System for Small-scale Fisheries (ISSF)


    The research network Too Big To Ignore (TBTI) has recently launched its Information System on Small-scale Fisheries (ISSF), the first interactive global repository of small-scale fisheries, providing information on key characteristics of this sector in various locations around the world, as well as synthesized knowledge about their importance, contributions and potentials. As […]

  • Oceans and Deserts 2015: Charting Transdisciplinary Currents in Environment and Culture within the Arts and Sciences


    Another great event this week @ The University of Arizona! Date(s): Friday, March 6, 2015 – 12:00pm – Saturday, March 7, 2015 – 5:00pm Location: Union Kiva Room, Student Union Memorial Center Keynote Addresses: Dr. Joellen Russell & Dr. Eva Hayward This event is free and open to the public. See […]

  • Kiel Ocean Sustainability Science Symposium (4-6 March 2015)


    The Symposium brings together scientists and practition­ers concerned with sustainable ocean development. Early career scientists and established experts from a broad range of disciplines will exchange their views on: Ocean sustainability, ocean conservation, ocean resources, ocean governance and outreach & arts. For more information visit the website of the Symposium. […]

  • Planet of the Oceans (Event in NYC)


    PLANET OF THE OCEANS Environment and Society on the Rest of the Planet – January 30-31 – NYC The ocean may be the ultimate commons. For those of us who live on land, the ocean seems like an endless horizon. It is both the edge of settled existence and a […]

  • Identity, Politics, and the Beach: Environmental Activism in Surfers Against Sewage


    – Surfing as Commoning –  An academic paper by, Belinda Wheaton, Chelsea School, University of Brighton, UK in Leisure Studies, Vol. 26, No. 3, 279–302, July 2007 ABSTRACT – Academic accounts of leisure activities like surfing tend to emphasise their individualistic, hedonistic and commercialised qualities, seeing this as characteristic of leisure consumption […]

  • Iceland : crisis and regional development − Thanks for all the fish?


    How the introduction of Individual Transferable Quotas (ITQs) are linked with speculation, ‘fish bubbles’ and the downfall of an entire country’s economy. Karl Benediktsson and Anna Karlsdóttir, In European Urban and Regional Studies 2011 18: 228 Abstract In this commentary, the crisis that hit Iceland in late 2008 and involved the […]

  • Shifting perspectives on resource management: Resilience and the Reconceptualization of ‘Natural Resources’ and ‘Management’


    Fikret Berkes Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba, Canada Abstract Conventional notions of ‘natural resources’ and ‘management’ are problematic because of their history, and they need to be reconceptualised. The term ‘resource’ carries a sense of ‘free goods’, human-centric use and commodification of nature; it can be revised to include the protection of […]