30 November 2021

CILG receives NOS-HS Grant on Climate Change and Ocean Governance


Beatriz Martinez Romera has received a two-year grant from The Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS) (41.400 EUR) for the Nordic Research Network on Climate Change and Ocean Governance: Understanding International and Regional Ocean Regimes through the Lens of Climate Change (NeOGov). Project collaborators are Professor Timo Koivurova (University of Lapland, Finland), Professor Tore Henriksen (University of Tromsø, Artic University of Norway), and Professor Ronan Long (Global Ocean Institute, World Maritime University, Sweden).

NeOGov aims at understanding key international and regional ocean regimes (instruments, processes and actors) through the lens of climate change, i.e. through the evolving climate science and the evolving UN international climate regime. This is crucial for deploying adequate responses to world’s sustainable development challenges. NeOGov also explores how these challenges affect governance of the Arctic Ocean, which is of special relevance for the Nordic Region, and warrants a coordinated research approach in the Nordic region.

The activities planned under the network are organized around two exploratory workshops,  focused on “Climate Change and Ocean Governance: Exploring International Ocean Regimes through the Lens of Climate Change” (two-day workshop in Copenhagen, May-June 2022) and “Climate Change and the Arctic Ocean: Towards a New Research Agenda” (two-day workshop in Lapland, May-June 2023).

Please get in touch with Beatriz (beatriz.martinez.romera@jur.ku.dk) if you wish you partake or know more.

The project covers a period of two years from 1st January 2022 to 31st December 2023.