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Sea and Society Talks

Sea and Society Talks är en serie lunchseminarier som tar avstamp i FN:s hållbarhetsmål för 2030. Seminarierna länkar samman mål 14 som rör havet och dess resurser med något av de övriga 16 målen. Seminarierna presenterar pågående forskning, men bjuder också in till diskussion och debatt om hur Göteborgs universitet och Chalmers kan bidra till ett hållbart samhälle.


Upcoming Talks

May 27 2020 - Petra Wallberg: UN Decade of Ocean Science - How can the Swedish research community get involved?

The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 aims at providing a "once in a lifetime" opportunity for nations to work together to generate the global ocean science needed to support sustainable development. In this talk Petra Wallberg, Senior Research Officer at Formas, will go through the purpose of the Decade and open up for a discussion concerning the Swedish agenda and activities.

Previous Talks

May 13 2020 – Maria Persson: Knowledge tourism and sustainability

This Sea and Society Talk presents the new project Knowledge tourism as attraction and resource. The purpose of the project is to explore, establish and demonstrate the potential for knowledge tourism and science tourism.

May 19 2020 – Andreas Skriver Hansen and Matthias Obst: What will our future coasts be like?

In this Sea and Society Talk Andreas Skriver Hansen and Matthias Obst presents the research project Land2Sea that looks at the effects of the coastal development, making models for three possible future scenarios: One with a development driven focus, one with a technology based focus and one with sustainable focus.

April 21 2020 – Johan Magnusson: How will digitalization impact the way we create value?

Digital initiatives have become commonplace, yet there are still wide-spread misconceptions about what impact they really have. In this Sea and Society Talk Johan Magnusson will open up for a discussion about the value of current or future digital initiatives related to goal 14 - Life below water.

Digitalization and value creation

In this session, Johan Magnusson discuss the impacts that digitalization has on how value is created and captured in organizations. The session spans issues related to the implications and opportunities presented to organizations by digitalization, and how we may think in terms of approaching the issue of digitalization. 

More Sea and Society Talks

Zihan Nie: Reducing single use plastic consumption with celebrity endorsement

Zihan Nie works with Policy Instruments for Sustainable management of oceans and marine resources with special focus on mitigating marine plastic pollution problems with behavioral economics approaches.

Per Hallén: Introduction of steam trawlers in Swedish fishing - the untold story

Free and equal fishermen lived along the coast and developed their business without influence from companies. This is how Swedish fishing has often been described - but the reality was another.

Swedish industrialists followed the British fishing model with steam trawlers organized within the framework of limited companies. These came to dominate for several decades - a forgotten era.

Per Hallén, Senior lecturer in Economic History at University of Gothenburg, links together SDG 14 with SDG 4, Quality Education and SDG 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth.

Eva Maria Jernsand: Can innovation arenas for tourism contribute to development of coastal societies?

Tourism creates opportunities for development, but it also creates conflicts of goals and interests, for example between conservation and economic aspects. Two concepts frequently used in the debate are innovation and collaboration. Different actors must contribute their knowledge to create opportunities and solve problems.In other areas, such as urban planning, there are various arenas for innovation, however, in tourism they are rare.

This talk presents an overview of co-creation and innovation literature in tourism. It also provides examples of innovations arenas, such as cities, science parks and labs, for guidance and inspiration, particularly on the subject of maritime tourism.

Eva Maria Jernsand, researcher in marketing and tourism at School of Business, Economics and Law, links together Sustainable Development Goal 9 (Innovation, Industry and Infrastructure) with Sustainable Development Goal 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).

Ellen Schagerström: Sea cucumbers in multi-trophic aquaculture – could it be possible in Sweden?

Currently, conventional aquaculture in open cages provides a significant amount of protein, but at the same time, the environment is adversely affected by nutritional release via feed for fish, crayfish and mussels. But the environment is also adversely affected by genetic, pathological and parasitic interactions with wild populations and by the use of wild-caught fish in feed production. Thus, there is an urgent need to develop new, high-productivity cultivation models without exceeding the system-specific carrying capacity.
In this seminar I will present a multi-trophic system which could potentially work in Sweden.

Ellen Schagerström is engaged in the SWEMARC project Cirkulär, studying the lifecycle of the red sea cucumber Parastichopus tremulus and attempting to develop a breeding protocol for this species. She has previously been working with reproduction in macroalgae, with emphasis on fucoids in the Baltic Sea. She is currently doing a post doc at The University of Gothenburg.

This talk links Sustainable Development Goal 14 (life below water) with goal 12 (Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns).

Thomas Dahlgren: Protection of the last frontiers - Why should Sweden be politically engaged in the deep sea and Antarctica?

There are a lot of international conventions, informal and formal legislative "bodies" where Sweden is engaged. In our immediate surroundings we find OSPAR and HELCOM.
BBNJ and CCAMLR are two other "bodies" where Sweden currently contribute. What are they and why has Sweden committed to contribute to this work, far away from the shallow waters surrounding our coastlines? In this seminar I will give a brief overview of the history and current areas of conflicts within BBNJ and CCAMLR.

Thomas Dahlgren is engaged in projects studying the impact on the marine environment from industrial activities including deep-sea mining, offshore wind farms, oil and gas exploitation and aquaculture. He is an expert in marine biodiversity with emphasis on bottom living invertebrates. He is an associate professor at The University of Gothenburg.

Jonas Pålsson: Symphony - a tool for ecosystem-based Marine Spatial Planning

Many human activities share the sea and as competition grows, marine and maritime spatial planning (MSP) has emerged as a holistic management model.

In this Sea and Society Talk, Jonas Pålsson from the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (HaV) will present the digital tool Symphony[MOU1]. It is a transparent and straightforward instrument, to be used in order to understand, illustrate and identify the environmental pressure on marine ecological values. Symphony calculates the cumulative impact from the sum or the average of all pressures. One of the challenges lies in comparing and assessing pressures and effects fairly.

Herman Andersson and Håkan Eggert: Sustainable management of lost fishing gear

Marine plastic pollution is a growing problem. Fishing gear like nets and ropes are among the most common plastic debris found in beach litter surveys. Abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear may cause ghost fishing or other harm. How can it be managed?

In this Sea and Society Talk, Herman Andersson and Håkan Eggert from the Department of Economics will analyze various possible policy instruments to reduce marine pollution from both recreational and commercial fishing gear. They discuss the pros and cons of potential approaches like extended producer responsibility, deposit-refund systems and actively searching and pick up of abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear.

Ling and Martinsson: Nautical routes to social complexity

How did the development of watercraft technology and long-distance exchange affect the social complexity in Scandinavian bronze age societies? And are their similarities with the Native American groups Haida and Chumash?

In this Sea and Society Talk, archeologist Johan Ling and photographer Tyrone Martinsson presented their research project comparing these different maritime ranked societies, and what we can learn from traditional ecological knowledge.

Allison Perrigo: Biodiversity on land and in the seas

Earth s biodiversity inhabits everything from the deepest troughs in the sea, to the mountaintops of the Andes and Himalaya and even extends up into the atmosphere. But how do the UN's SDGs deal with biodiversity? Goal 14 (Life Under Water) and Goal 15 (Life on Land) explicitly address our need to understand and protect Earth's biodiversity in a framework that will allow this diversity to exist into the future.

Hear Allison Perrigo from the GGBC talk about this research, and how it all ties into the SDGs:



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