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ArcticNet Meeting 2017

From December 11 to 15, Nereus Program Fellow Tiff-Annie Kenny will be attending the 2017 Arctic Network Meeting in Québec...
December 11 - December 15
Québec City Convention Centre

2017 Potsdam Ocean Governance Workshop

From December 13 to 13, Nereus Senior Fellow Gerald Singh will be attending the Potsdam Ocean Governance Workshop at the...
December 13 - December 14
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies

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  • The Blue Economy: The coming marine industrial revolution

    By Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor, Nereus Program Manager and Research Associate

    From shore you can see the windmills that provide electricity to the whole town, just behind the desalination plant that supplies freshwater to most of the region. The adjacent bay is where the fishing boats—fishing sustainably, of course—come to unload at the seafood processing centers that take in both wild captured fish and the products from integrated mariculture, where multiple species are grown, simulating an ecosystem. This is the vision for the Blue Economy fostered by the World Bank, the UN, and some of the largest global financial and conservation foundations.

  • Finding a recipe for scientific innovation: Out-of-the-box thinking is crucial for studying the oceans

    By Robert Blasiak, Nereus Program Fellow at Stockholm Resilience Centre

    Fachidiot! This wonderfully direct word from the German language describes a person who knows their subject (Fach), and nothing else. It was on my mind recently as I read articles in a new special issue of the journal Ecology & Society on “Reconciling Art and Science for Sustainability”. The issue is filled with contributions from scientists and artists who have in some sense travelled into unknown and unfamiliar territory, and discovered along the way that this was feeding innovation and adding value to their work.

  • The modern (fisher)woman: Considering gender in fisheries

    Women involved in natural resource extraction employment fields face heavy challenges in achieving gender equality, which hinders nations from embracing sustainable development and democratization. This phenomenon is especially prevalent in small-scale coastal fishing communities.