Relevant to SDG 14: Ocean governance conference in Bremen
The ocean governance conference, organized by the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) and University of Bremen on March 6-8, 2017, took place in the context of SDG 14 (Life Below Water) and the European Blue Growth policy.
Funded by the European Commission as a COST Action project (OceanGov 2016-2020), it brought together a network of scholars interested in ocean governance from all over Europe. The discussion focused on a number of themes, including seabed mining, fisheries and aquaculture, climate change area-based management and the future of oceanic food. The privatization of oceanic space and resources was identified as an important, potentially disruptive trend, worthy of scholarly attention. Maarten Bavinck (of GID/UvA) heads the working group on food security, and also plays a role in the group discussing the cross-cutting theme of privatization. More information on the conference and the OceanGo Action can be found here.