OCEANS PACT has been launched

The OCEANS PACT project has officially begun as of August 2020. Although facing the challenges of the ongoing pandemic, the different research teams have launched their case studies.

OCEANS PACT is an ambitious international project bringing together researchers as well as marine sustainability stakeholders from around the globe to contribute to the field of ocean conflict research. The knowledge gained from the project will be used to develop ocean conflict transformation approaches as a means to contribute to ocean sustainability. 

“We are glad to see the project take off”, says project coordinator Michael Gilek from Södertörn University, Sweden. “Conflicts concerning marine resources are widespread and increasing. However, transformation of ocean conflicts is an under-developed field. OCEANS PACT will contribute by producing much needed knowledge and insights that can help to identify and promote ocean sustainability pathways”.