The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) coordinates the European funded COST Action OceanGov (Ocean Governance for Sustainability – Challenges, Options and the Role of Science), chaired by Anna-Katharina Hornidge.
During the 4-years term of the project, ZMT brings together scientists, policy-makers and civil society representatives from 29 COST 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:
Seabed Resource Management
Nutrition Security and Food Systems
Ocean, Climate Change, and Acidification
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.