Schedule - 4 Days

27 Jun

08:45 am - 09:45 am

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KIT Royal Tropical Institute
09:45 am - 11:30 am

Conference Opening

KIT Royal Tropical Institute

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- Conference Opening by Prof. Dr. Peter-Paul Verbeek, Rector University of Amsterdam,
- Musical performance ‘Industrial Ocean’ by Robertina Sebjanic from Slovenia.
- Keynote by Prof. Dr. Stefan Helmreich (MIT) -
Ocean Waves Dangerous, Domesticated, and Diagnostic

Day Chair: Prof. Dr. Joyeeta Gupta (UvA)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch Time

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

Panel #1 - Creating actionable knowledge and informing stakeholders and/or policymakers

"Not the Sea is Hurting Me, Only People Have”

Tanja Granzow

Educating Future Coastal and Marine Managers: the Challenge of Striking a Balance between Optimism and Pessimism.

David Goldsborough

Perceptions, interpretations and participation strategies towards coastal hazards related to climate change in the Macaronesia


Fishery Tales and Network Trails: Exploring the Changing Patterns of Fisheries Connectivity in Norway

Yong Hao Tan
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

Panel #7 - Heritage as knowledge


Luc Renaud

Between “the old” and “the new”: the changing marine identity of the two contrasting maritime regions in Poland

Joanna Piwowarczyk

Preserving Heritage and Sustaining Livelihoods: A case study on the challenges and opportunities of Small-Scale Fishing in Veldrift and Lambertsbay, South Africa

Samantha Williams
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

Panel #2 - The blue economy & conservation: exploring the deleterious impacts of current marine conservation strategies on local fishing communities

REC A2.07

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Vaquita Conservation, Displacement and Food Insecurity in the Upper Gulf of California,

Marcela Vásquez-León

The Lagoon of Lacking Engagement: A Political Ecology of E-NGO and Government
Engagement in the Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino

Jake Dean

Hierarchies all the way down: Tourism, MPAs and Marine Hunting in the Coral Triangle
Florence Durney

From global blue fears to green colonialism: a generic model of conservation versus place-based ways of thinking and living nature
Jean-Eudes Beuret

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

Panel #3 - Topographies of power shaping the landscape of knowledge and blue fear

“How can you quality assure a citizen?” Power imbalances and self-governance in marine community science

Ben McAteer

Redefining the Discourse in Ocean Governance: a Case Study of the Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

Abigail Knipp

Making Vietnamese fishing legal, reported, and regulated: How the state traces and creates loopholes for sustainable fisheries

Tong Thi Hai Hanh

The politics of knowledge use in wastewater management – a systematic literature review

Roald Leeuwerik
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

Panel #4 - Blue climate fear and implications for marine governance

Navigating potential and pitfalls of climate crisis frames in commons governance: listing the Great Barrier Reef as World Heritage “In Danger”

lucy holmes mchugh

Following the Fish: Governance responses to climate-driven redistribution of tropical Pacific tuna stocks

Ruth Davis

When the new fear emerges: using the behavioural theory to explain limited governance readiness to address the threat of Vibrio vulnificus in the Baltic Sea Region

Marcin Rakowski
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

Panel #5 - Political ecologies of ports

Limits to Blue Economy: Challenges to Accessing Fishing Livelihoods in Ghana's Port Communities

Raymond Ayilu

Blue appropriation and resistance: sediments, marshland and the expanding port of Hamburg

Jonas Hein

A core-periphery framework for analyzing the origins and evolution of structural inequality in distant-water fishing governance

Arne Kinds
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

Panel #6 - Honoring Professor Mostafa (Ranu) Ali Reze Hossain's transdisciplinary knowledge building for fisheries and aquaculture in Bangladesh

REC A2.11

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Dr. Mostafa Hossain’s contribution to knowledge co-construction in Bangladesh fisheries and aquaculture
Ben Belton

Inclusion and exclusion in the dried fish wholesale markets of Bangladesh
Md. Mahfuzar Rahman

Operationalizing transdisciplinarity in fisheries: Researcher-practitioner reflections from the Lakshadweep Islands, India
Ishaan Khot

Accumulation by Dispossession: Evidence of Shrinking Space for Small-Scale Fishers of Karnataka Coast
Amalendu Jyotishi

The give and take of credit: revisiting advances and debt in the global literature on fisheries
Derek Johnson

02:30 pm - 03:00 pm

Coffee and Tea Break

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Panel #8 Ocean literacy, education, and stakeholder communication

Ocean Literacy for the UN Ocean Decade: The evolution of ocean literacy

Emma McKinley

Assessing the potential of using visual scientific dissemination tools to address blue fear: A case study of Italian marine biology students

Michael Juan du Plessis

Sustainability and mitigation policies for the sea: a communication perspective for Maritime Spatial Planning

Folco Soffietti

Ocean Literacy – increasing knowledge, awareness and actions to change our relationship with the ocean

Berit Charlotte Kaae

Improving ocean literacy through storytelling: an interdisciplinary approach

Prue Francis
03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Panel #14 - Refining our understanding of concepts of abundance, presence/absence and overfishing

Anticipating contestation of an emerging marine activity: The social license to operate of mesopelagic fisheries

Amanda Schadeberg

Blue Fear between Abundance and Absence: Biotechnology and Marine Life

Hannah Dickinson

Necropolitics at Sea

Jennifer Telesca
03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Panel #9 - Labour dignity and abuse in fishing

Power and precarity in Croatian large-scale fisheries: working conditions, health, identities

Drazen Cepic

Collective and sector-specific vulnerabilities of fishers to indecent working conditions in Ghana’s industrial, semi-industrial and artisanal fisheries

Vanessa Jaiteh

Dignity in fishing work and employment

Anke Winchenbach

Spatializing livelihoods in the blue economy: trajectories of change and resistance

Emilie Wiee
03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Panel #10 - Exploring opportunities and limitations of Blue Transitions in six European coastal communities (Pecha-kucha + discussion)

REC A2.08

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With contributions from: Anna Antonova; Maria Hadjimichael; Kristina Svels, Päivi Abernathy, Pekka Salmi; Alex Miller, Brendan Murtagh, and Wesley Flannery; Vida Maria Daae Steiro, Christian Buschmann Ekeland, and Maiken Bjørkan; and Sílvia Gómez Mestres, Beatriz Patraca, and Miroslav Pulgar. 

Chair: Kristin Ounanian

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Panel #11 - Different pathways for fisheries governance

The Image Fallacy: Rethinking the Tragedy of the Commons

Svein Jentoft

Tracing innovation pathways behind fisheries co-management: experience from the Pacific

Dirk Steenbergen

Strategic behaviour in the fisheries of South Asia – an analysis of forum-shopping and shopping forums

Maarten Bavinck

The tragedy of the path-dependencies

Jahn Petter Johnsen
03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Panel #12 - Gender and coastal livelihoods

Far from invisible: Women, Risk-taking and the expansion of fisheries technologies in South India

Nitya Rao

Gender and different opportunity cost perspectives in a Thai and Mexican sea cucumber fishery

Carmen Pedroza

Complexity of climate vulnerabilities affecting women in coastal and ocean based tourism

Lucy Atieno

Sama Bajo Resilience in a post-COVID World

Nur Isiyana Wianti
03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Panel #13 - Overcoming challenges of inter- and trans-disciplinary collaboration in the ocean decade

A post-normal approach to understanding the human-ocean relationship

Pamela Buchan

Fear of failure – a scientist’s worst nightmare in the Blue Domain

Christopher Smith

The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development – why inter- and transdisciplinarity are so important in ocean science?

Aleksandra Koroza

Co-Laboration in the Anthropocene. Marine Social Sciences and interdisciplinary opportunities within the UN-Ocean Decade 2021-2030

Tanja Bogusz
04:30 pm - 05:00 pm

Fruit Beak

05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

Panel #15 - Narratives and values in human-nature relationships

Human-ocean relations revisited: the role of framing and narratives in marine nature-based carbon sequestration solutions.

Nike Fuchs

Cultural conditions behind public attitudes towards marine life in China

Mo Chen

The threat of misappropriation: Custodianship concepts and the blue economy in Oceania

Philippa Louey

Engaging children’s voices in tourism-generated wastewater management in San Andres, Colombia and Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

Yim Ming Connie Kwong
05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

Panel #21 - What about seafood processing? A critical discussion on equity & justice issues associated with seafood processing labour within past, current & future North American blue economies (Roundtable)

05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

Panel #16 - Cinema and blue fear: perspectives on natures and narratives

REC A2.07

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Spaces, nature and blue fear: a geographical reading of “Jaws” fifty years later
Gaetano Sabato

Waiting and challenge in "Moby Dick" between cinema and literature
Claudio Gnoffo

"Life of Pi" and the multiple meanings of the sea
Stefano Montes

Blue Fear in Malaysian Waters
Monika Arnez

05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

Panel #17 - Social sustainability and social justice in MSP: Towards practical implementation (Discussion)

05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

Panel #18 - What next for Ocean Literacy Research: furthering the UN Ocean Decade's Ocean Literacy Research programme (Workshop)

05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

Panel #19 - Community knowledge, networks and trust in coastal governance

From the bottom up? Involving knowledge and stakeholders from coastal communities in higher level governance

Ida Wingren

Conservation management and protected areas: Including community perspectives and needs

Sonia Sharan

Managing coastal change: results of UK stakeholder perceptions study

Elina Apine
05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

Panel #20 - Historical shifts in fisheries and aquaculture

'Turkish salmon', capital and sustainability

Ståle Knudsen

Fishery mobilities across the West African borderlands in a changing climate

Iddrisu Amadu

From Blue Hope to Blue Fear. How black pearl culture development in French Polynesia drove expectations of remote coastal communities to threat and vulnerability.

Pascal Raux

Blue economies, Taboos, and Dietary Diseases: livelihoods at the time of overfishing and global markets in Ende, Eastern Indonesia

Victoria Ramenzoni