Ocean Governance

How can marine biodiversity be protected in areas beyond national jurisdiction? What regulatory frameworks are required to manage the mining of mineral resources – a common heritage of mankind – from the deep seabed? How can the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals be translated into concrete measures for the protection of the world’s seas, oceans, and marine resources? These questions and more are the focus of the Ocean Governance research project at the IASS. The project engages with relevant stakeholders and interest groups to develop solutions to ocean governance challenges as a contribution to national and international policymaking processes.