COST-Action on “Ocean Governance for Sustainability – Challenges, Options, and the Role of Science”

Human impacts already adversely affect almost half of the world’s oceans. The international community must act quickly to protect oceans and coasts and to ensure that marine resources are managed sustainably. However, the current legal and political regulatory frameworks for the oceans are highly fragmented and of limited scope. “COST Action” is a transdisciplinary network of 58 actors cooperating to provide much-needed input to researchers and policymakers on cross-cutting, sustainability-driven issues. The network produces scientific output that cuts across the natural and social sciences and serves as a platform for institutional partners across academia, policymaking and civil society.