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International Seminar: 28 of March 2018, Lisbon

posted Mar 21, 2018, 4:21 PM by Pedro Lino   [ updated Mar 27, 2018, 2:11 PM ]

Venue: Academy of Sciences, R. Academia das Ciências, 19, 1249 Lisboa, Portugal
Co-Coordinators:
The Future Ocean Alliance and the Marrakesh Partnership with the support of the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia-Portugal
Please extend our invitation across your networks

Oceans Action Day

posted Nov 10, 2017, 4:03 AM by Pedro Lino   [ updated Nov 10, 2017, 6:58 AM ]

Marrakesh Partnership of the Global Climate Action Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Ocean and Coastal Zones: Coupling Natural and Social Systems towards a Resilient Future

Venue: 11 of November, Room 12, 15:00-16:30 Bonn Zone, COP23 of UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) in Bonn, Germany

Co-Chairs: Ms. Isabel Torres Noronha (President Secretary, FOA) and Mr. Adérito Santana (UNFCCC National Focal Point of STP, SBSTA Rapporteur and LEG Member)

Workshop agenda: Case studies of new mechanisms for improving ocean governance

posted Nov 12, 2014, 4:30 AM by Joao Torrado

Final Update: Workshop agenda and venue

Venue: 16 de November 2014 Room M216 at the CCIB – Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (Spain).

Agenda:
Agenda Barcelona Workshop
Please extend our invitation across your networks. This is a joint activity by partners and Friends of the Future Ocean Alliance (FOA). 

We are looking forward to meet you in Barcelona!

With our very best regards,
Larry Hildebrand, Robin Mahon, Isabel Torres de Noronha, and Oran R. Young

Update: Deadline for abstract submission extended to 30 June

posted May 14, 2014, 7:27 AM by Joao Torrado   [ updated Jun 11, 2014, 1:39 PM ]


You are invited to submit abstracts to this workshop by 30 of June of 2014. Venue: 16th November 2014 at the ‘Barcelona Conference’. 
This joint activity by partners and Friends of the Future Ocean Alliance (FOA) takes place as part of a series of workshops preceding the ‘Barcelona Conference’: 2nd International Ocean Research Conference (IORC) 17-21 November 2014. Please extend our invitation across your networks.
This workshop aims to discuss the many different - partially overlapping but far from compatible - uses of the trendy concept of governance among those who think about contemporary ocean issues. The idea would not be to pick a winner in the sense of a way of thinking about governance we would expect all to adopt. Rather, we want to bring some order to the existing chaos of thinking that goes under the rubric of ocean governance.

Flyer download here


Invitation for Abstract Submission for the Workshop
Case studies of new mechanisms for improving ocean governance
(to) Demystifying the Idea Ocean Governance

16 of November 2014 at the ‘Barcelona Conference’

Dear Friends and Colleagues of the Future Ocean Alliance

You are kindly invited to submit abstracts for the workshop Case studies of new mechanisms for improving ocean governance: (to) Demystifying the Idea of Ocean Governance. This joint activity by partners and Friends of FOA takes place as part of a series of workshops preceding the ‘Barcelona Conference’: 2nd International Ocean Research Conference (IORC) 17-21 November 2014. Please extend our invitation across your networks.

Deadline for Abstracts
maximum 250 words. 
Forward your abstract to FOA, pleasefoa@future-ocean-alliance.org

Workshop Concept
At the workshop we aim to discuss the many different - partially overlapping but far from compatible - uses of the trendy concept of governance among those who think about contemporary ocean issues. The idea would not be to pick a winner in the sense of a way of thinking about governance we would expect all to adopt. Rather, we want to bring some order to the existing chaos of thinking that goes under the rubric of ocean governance. 

At the workshop we aim to discuss:
  • Empirical pieces (evidence) of ocean governance
  • Examples of definitions of ocean governance applied in case-studies to feed the debate Testing a couple of concepts of ocean governance to a LME and identifying what’s missing in terms of governance concept
  • Discuss the different concepts of ocean governance used in different fora and by different types of constituents
This workshop represents an opportunity to foster FOA’s mission towards a healthy, fair, and sustainable ocean, to discuss a key component of the impact of FOA’s mission in the real world: building a common understanding among all ocean actors is a centerpiece of Improving Ocean Governance.

Depending on the number of abstracts received and participants registered, our workshop will be accommodated in one or several time slots of 1.5h each, on Sunday 16th November. 

We are looking forward to meet you in Barcelona! 
With our very best regards 

Larry HildebrandRobin MahonIsabel Torres deNoronha, and Oran R. Young

IORC “One Planet One Ocean” 17-21 November 2014

posted May 9, 2014, 5:02 AM by Joao Torrado   [ updated Nov 10, 2017, 10:27 AM by Pedro Lino ]

2nd INTERNATIONAL OCEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE
FOA members are invited to attend the International Ocean Research Conference “One Planet One Ocean” held 17-21 November 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

The 2nd International Ocean Research Conference (IORC) is an opportunity for the scientific community to come together to plan the coming decade of international collaboration in marine science and technology, with a view to improving ocean governance. The inaugural IORC was held in June 2005, when the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO), together with The Oceanography Society (TOS), brought attendees together to discuss expected developments in marine sciences in the decade that followed. Now, almost ten years later, the same institutions are convening the 2nd IORC to review progress made in ocean science in the last twenty years, and plan ahead in light of important policy developments such as The Future We Want (UNCSD Rio+20) and Future Earth.

Follow this link for information about the Science Program, Registration, Call for Abstracts, Side Events & Exhibitions, Social Events, Early Career Scientist opportunities, etc.

Workshop on Communities of practice for supporting long-term sustainability of the world's oceans at IMBER Open Science Conference 2014

posted Apr 21, 2014, 4:09 AM by Joao Torrado   [ updated May 15, 2014, 6:20 AM ]

IMBER2014
Members of the recently initiated “Future Ocean Alliance” will address the ocean sustainability challenges of the 21 century, linking natural and social science knowledge with that of decision-makers and ocean users in business and civil society.

This session will also invite the presentation of case examples on how to generate connectivity in ocean governance at various levels of the Earth system from the regional to the global (eg Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems Project, Western Indian Ocean Sustainable Ecosystem Alliance; Caribbean LME project; LOICZ). 

Ocean Governance in the Anthropocene

posted Apr 19, 2014, 9:45 AM by Joao Torrado   [ updated May 15, 2014, 6:20 AM ]

Issue n81
The ocean was once thought to be a bottomless resource, to be divided and used by nations and their people. Now we know better. Ruben Zondervan, Leopoldo CavaleriGerhardinger, Isabel Torres de Noronha, Mark Joseph Spalding and Oran R Young explore how to govern and protect our planet’s marine environment. More.

Ruben Zondervan is the executive director of the Earth System Governance Project. He is based at Lund University in Sweden.
Leopoldo Cavaleri Gerhardinger is an Earth System Governance Project Regional Research Fellow Coordinator for Brazil and PhD candidate at Campinas State University–UNICAMP (Brazil).
Isabel Torres de Noronha is co-founder and head of the Future Ocean Alliance; she is based at the Luso-American Foundation for Development (Portugal).
Mark Joseph Spalding is the president and chair of The Ocean Foundation, a co-founder of several initiatives, including the Future Ocean Alliance, and he is based in Washington, D.C. (US).
Oran R Young is a lead faculty member of the Earth System Governance Project and a research professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management of the University of California at Santa Barbara (US). He is the former chair of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change.

"From Paper to Practice in Ocean Governance: Mobilizing Constituencies" Seminar

posted Apr 16, 2014, 3:18 PM by Joao Torrado   [ updated May 8, 2014, 3:59 AM ]

Report of the 13-14 March 2013 FOA Strategic Planning Meeting
Organized by the Future Ocean Alliance & Earth System Governance Project and the Luso-American Foundation (FLAD), 
this seminar brought together key individuals from the international research arena, administrators, and policy makers that currently are addressing challenges of coordination between science towards problem solving, and that are developing a common vision of sustainable knowledge to promote the development of a research agenda for oceans within the vision of the Future Earth initiative. 

To find out more and when these white paper is publicly available please register your interest and we will contact you as soon as they are published.

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