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Social Sciences in Coastal and Ocean Policy and Resilience of Coastal Communities – What in the World is Going on in America?

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9 March 2015
Potsdam
Germany
Invited by the IASS (Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies) and in cooperation with Ecologic Institute, Michael K. Orbach (Duke University Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Marine Policy) gave a presentation entitled, "Social Sciences in Ocean Policy and Resilience of Coastal Communities – What in the world is going on in America?" Drawing on studies undertaken by Ecologic Institute and Duke University investigating both Germany and the U.S., the talk described the cultural phenomena that underlie public policy regarding climate change in these two countries, with a focus on the U.S.Read more

Evaluation of EU Commission Consultation on Fishing Opportunities for 2015 under the Common Fisheries Policy

The Ecologic Institute analysed stakeholder submissions to the European Commission's public consultation on fishing opportunities for 2015. The consultation generated widespread interest from a range of stakeholders: the fishing sector, public authorities, scientists, fisheries advisory councils, citizens and NGOs. The evaluation demonstrates that stakeholders are concerned by overfishing and that most of them have a good understanding of the issues at stake, including of the objective to recover fish stocks to levels above those capable of producing the maximum sustainable yield (MSY). The report is available for download.Read more

Fishing Opportunities for 2015 – Evaluation of Responses to the EC Consultation

January 2015 to March 2015
Since 2008, the European Commission (EC) publishes an annual communication on fishing opportunities. The communication provides an overview of the state of the resource and outlines the rules and principles the European Commission intends to follow for proposing Total Allowable Catches (TACs) and fishing effort limitations for the following year.Read more

Coastal Zones: Achieving Sustainable Management

This thematic issue highlights recent research focusing on the interaction of ecological, economic, and social objectives in coastal management and policy making. It covers various experiences in regards to the management and implementation of the European Union's key policy initiatives. The research presented and emphasized the need for coordinated and clear management roles between institutions and government levels as well as the importance of trust and involvement of local stakeholders. Benjamin Boteler of Ecologic Institute was the guest editor. The publication is available for download.Read more

A New Adaptive Marine Policy Toolbox to Support Ecosystem-based Approach to Management

Garmendia,Maialen et al. 2014, “A new Adaptive Marine Policy Toolbox to support Ecosystem - Based Approach to management”,BC3 Policy Briefing Series ,05, 2014. Bilbao: Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3).

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Governance Schemes and Measures for the Prevention of Marine Litter – Case Study Germany

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14 November 2014
Berlin
Germany
On 14 November 2014 the workshop "model examples for prevention and management of marine litter in the Baltic and North" was held at Ecologic Institute in Berlin. Stefanie Schmidt presented "Governance schemes and measures for the prevention of marine litter -case study Germany," which were analyzed in the context of CLEANSEA. Following her presentation, she discussed with participating stakeholders from government, industry, academia and environmental organizations, the strengths and weaknesses of the existing approach and considered need and options for action. The presentation slides are available for download.Read more

Introduction and Aim – CleanSea-Workshop

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14 November 2014
Berlin
Germany
Susanne Altvater from Ecologic Institute moderated a workshop of the CleanSea project team with stakeholders of the German administration, industry, science community and NGOs. She presented aims and tasks of the CleanSea project. The presentation slides can be downloaded. Read more

Model Cases for the Prevention and Management of Marine Litter in the Mediterranean, Baltic and North Sea

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14 November 2014
Berlin
Germany
Ina Krüger's presentation gives a brief introduction to the ongoing works on task 5.2 of the CleanSea project, for which model cases are analysed concerning their current and possible future contribution to the prevention and management of marine litter in the Mediterranean, Baltic and North Sea. In the first part of this presentation the preliminary results of the analysis matrix are presented. In the second part, a model case on the collection and recycling of ghost nets is analysed and discussed in depth. The presentation slides are available for download.Read more

Best Practice Examples of Prevention and Management of Marine Litter in the Baltic and the North Sea

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14 November 2014
Berlin
Germany

How can model cases contribute to the reduction and management of marine litter? And what added benefit do they offer to current policies and management approaches? These questions were discussed by stakeholders from German administration, industry, scientific community, and environmental NGOs together with the project team of CleanSea during a workshop on 14 November 2014 at Ecologic Institute in Berlin....Read more

Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies in EU Coastal Areas

The European Union is in a unique position to support and coordinate Member State efforts to develop Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategies, as well as support collaboration on the development and sharing of knowledge, standards and cost-effective tools. This finding and other key messages are presented in a new policy brief for EU policy makers, prepared as part of the EU FP7 Collaborative project RISC-KIT (Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts-Toolkit) and in collaboration with PEARL (Preparing for Extreme and Rare events in coastaL regions). The policy brief is available for download.Read more

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