Climate change is driving rapid and vast changes to the ocean and consequently the ways that people relate to it. Adaptation and mitigation to these changes will be essential to maintain the services and values that it provides. Given the complexity of challenges posed by climate change multi-disciplinarity and science/policy engagement are key to build suitable adaptation and mitigation process. There is a pressing need to integrate both marine science and social sciences in ocean research.
The event is aimed to explore the impacts of climate change and strategies to build adaptation and mitigation processes. It will also showcase the One Ocean Hub research on climate change impacts and building adaptation and resilience that is built on existing networks in some of our focus countries. The One Ocean Hub adopts inter- and trans-disciplinarity. We work with stakeholders and experts from varied disciplines including marine science, law, anthropology, sociology, history, and arts. The One Ocean Hub’ tools and technology to support ecosystem mapping and sustainable fisheries, for example, have been developed across marine and social sciences.
- Dr Bernadette Snow (University of Strathclyde, UK), “Building Coastal Resilience: the Case Study of Algoa Bay, South Africa.”
- Dr John Ansah & Dr Gina Yaa Oduro (University of Cape Coast, Ghana), “Benefits and Cautions around Adaptation Measures: Bringing the Voices of Marginalised Communities.”
- Dr Lynne Shannon (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Dr Kelly Ortega Cisneros (University of Cape Town & Nelson Mandela University, South Africa) & Dr Emannuel Acheampong (University of Cape Coast, Ghana), “Climate Change and Sustainable Fisheries: Developing a Model for Adaptation.”
- Professor Murray Roberts (University of Edinburgh, UK), “Climate Change and Deep-Sea Ecosystems.”
- Professor Elisa Morgera (University of Strathclyde, UK), “The Nexus between Ocean, Climate Change, Biodiversity and Human Rights.”
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