21 December 2023

Call for Abstracts - Interdisciplinary Seminar Series on Climate, Energy and Sustainability: Oceans Special Edition


The Center for Climate Change Law and Governance (CLIMA) and the Copenhagen Ocean Hub are organizing a special edition of the Interdisciplinary Seminar on Climate, Energy and Sustainability with a focus on oceans. The event will take place in a hybrid form on 25 April 2024 at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, and on Zoom. This seminar follows the success of the last thirteen editions, which have been taking place at the University of Copenhagen since June 2019.

The seminar offers an opportunity to students and junior researchers to present their work – bachelor thesis, master thesis and other research projects – on oceans, climate, energy, and/or sustainability-related topics, and receive feedback from peers and participants.

Participation is open to all disciplines and universities in Denmark and beyond. We especially encourage those looking for inspiration for their research projects and theses or looking to connect with a broad network of academics and professionals with similar interests and expertise to join. After the seminar, there will be an opportunity for informal networking among the participants.

If you wish to present your work, please send the title and an abstract of your presentation by 22 March 2024 (max. 300 words) to Stella Ebbersmeyer (stella.ebbersmeyer@jur.ku.dk)   


About the Copenhagen Ocean Hub:

The Copenhagen Ocean Hub is a cross-faculty strategic initiative of the University of Copenhagen to explore the oceans as a societal, political and cultural space and thereby contribute to addressing key problems of governing the seas. The Ocean Hub’s main goal is to provide an intellectual space for the rich community of 30 ocean researchers at the University, to act as an incubator for innovative ocean-related research projects, and to translate our insights to broader Danish and European publics and policy processes.

The Hub is led by the Department of Political Science and the Center for Public Policy, but participants come from across the humanities, social sciences, law and sciences. The Hub continues a rich tradition of human-centered ocean research in the University of Copenhagen (e.g. Waterworlds) and provides a platform for a number of ongoing research projects (funded by, among others, the European Research Council, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Carlsberg Foundation, or Velux Foundation).

The hub is led by a steering committee, currently comprised of Christian Bueger (Political Science, co-chair), Carsten Jahnke (Saxo Institute, co-chair), Beatriz Martinez Romera (Law, co-chair) and Henrik Vigh (Anthropology, co-chair). The hub is coordinated by Felix Mallin (Political Science).

Find out more about the Copenhagen Ocean Hub, its initiatives and members here.