IDDRI is part of the European funded COST Action OceanGov (Ocean Governance for Sustainability – Challenges, Options and the Role of Science).
This 4-years project brings together scientists, policy-makers and civil society representatives from 26 EU Member States to create and coordinates a research network for inter- and transdisciplinary research on ocean governance in the EU.
Thematically the network concentrates on the following six governance challenges:
- Land-sea interactions;
- Area-based management;
- Seabed resources;
- Nutrition security ;
- Ocean acidification and climate change:
- Fisheries governance.
Within these six fields, existing scientific research on different scale levels, regions and sustainability challenges is systematical being brought together and prepared in form of integrated advice on governance tools and mechanisms to improve ocean related decision-making.
Julien Rochette coordinates the activities of the Working Group on Ocean, acidification and climate change.