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Sea and Society talks is a lunch seminar series focusing on the UN sutainable development goals. The seminars link goal 14 "Life below water" with the other 16 goals. The idea is to give a short introduction to the topic and invite to discuss how researchers at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers can help in achieving a sustainable society.

Sea and Society Talks autumn 2017

December 7: Sustainable Ocean Governance: What role for the social sciences?

Sebastian Linke, School of Global studies and Milena Arias Schreiber, The Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment will in their talk adress the role of the social sciences in making ocean governace sustainable. 

Date: December 7
Location: Sprängkullsgatan 19, entrance
Time: 11.50 - 13.00

The seminar will be given in English. If you register no later than December 4 we fix a lunch sandwich for you. You are most welcome to attend also without prior registration.

Register here.


The seminar will be filmed and uploaded on the Sea and Society Facebook.


Prior Sea and Society Talks 2017

November 16: Ocean acidification -
from documenting the disaster to be part of the solution

Sam Dupont, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Centre for Collective Action Research (CeCAR) will connect the sustainable development goals 14 and 17 in his talk.

November 9: Ocean literacy

Geraldine Fauville, Department of Education, Communication and Learning will talk about Ocean literacy.

October 26: How can we use plastic pollution as a platform to discuss consumption patterns and sustainability?

These Karlsson from the Department of marine sciences will talk about this interesting topic combining sustainable development goal 14 and 12.

October 12: Chemical risk assessment/management and the Sea

Thomas Backhaus from the Department of biological and environmental sciences and the Centre for Future Chemical Risk Assessment and Management Strategies (FRAM) will talk about chemicals in relation to all the sustainable development goals in his Sea and Society Talk.

18 May: Marine protected areas and the sustainable development goals on life below water and economic growth: Decent work opportunities from sustained marine environments

Nomtha Hadi, guest teacher from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa will talk about marine protected areas and its importance for reaching sustainable economic growth.

11 May: Fisheries, regulations, and behavioral response

Lisa Björk at the Department of Economics will talk about the connection between SDG 14 and 12 focusing on fisheries, regualtions and behavioral response.

March 16: Food production and eutrophication

Eva-Lotta Sundblad, The Swedish Insitute for the Marine Environment, will give a talk connecting goal 14 and 12 focusing on "Food production and eutrophication".

March 2: Inequalities and the Sea

Per Knutsson, Global studies, will in his talk describe how urbanization produces inequality and injustice for small-scale fishermen i India connecting SDG 14 and 10.

February 2: Sustainable consumption and links to the ocean

Cecilia Soler from the department of business administration will talk about goal 14 (Life below water) and goal 12 (Sustainable consumption and production).



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