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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.

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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