This two-day workshop, entitled “Ocean Frontiers: An Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Changing Contours of Marine Space and Resource Access,” brought together a network of interdisciplinary scholars to explore the political-economic and ecological dynamics that shape new resource practices in marine zones. The overall goal was to unite social scientists and ecologists to share their understanding of how contemporary marine resource use is redefining the ocean frontier, as well as how oceans should be conserved and equitably used, and by whom. A series of videos offering overviews of the inquiries conducted by specialists who participated in the Ocean Frontiers Workshop in May 2017 has been released. The video releases complement the passing of a motion in January 2018 by the EU that calls for a moratorium on deep sea mining. Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) $20,000.
Researcher: Leessa Fawcett (PI), Anna Zalik (Co-PI) and Elizabeth Havice (Co-PI, UNC)
Project Theme: Resource Management