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Organization profile

Organisation profile

IFM is a social science research and advisory centre working with fisheries and marine management and coastal community development. In particular, IFM focuses on questions of governance within an ecosystem-based approach to marine management. IFM is specialised in crossdisciplinary collaboration and is frequently teaming up with institutions/colleagues from other disciplines in order to develop suitable solutions to the problems in question.

Current research interests

The basis for IFM’s work is the reciprocal relationship where advisory needs both guide and are informed by research and capacity building activities. IFM’s current research interests focus on fisheries co-management, the social aspects of the knowledge base for marine management, social impact assessments, and the regional perspective on coastal community development.

  1. governance and co-management
  2. the knowledge base for co-management.

Sustainability, democracy and efficiency

IFM bases its work on three fundamental values:

  • sustainability
  • democracy
  • efficiency.

IFM staff have extensive experience in fisheries and marine management, sector and master planning, policy formulation and institutional analysis encompassing issues concerning economics, political science, sociology, economic and development geography, and project administration. Research is undertaken for a broad range of clients including public authorities, institutions and organisations in both developed and developing countries.

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fishery Earth & Environmental Sciences
fishery management Earth & Environmental Sciences
stakeholder Earth & Environmental Sciences
fisheries Agriculture & Biology
Common Fisheries Policy Earth & Environmental Sciences
fisheries management Agriculture & Biology
governance Agriculture & Biology
stakeholders Agriculture & Biology

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Projects 1994 2018

Research Output 2003 2019

Entrepreneurship in Greenland - the aspiration for a self-sustaining economy

Jacobsen, R. B., Ren, C. B. & Wennecke, C., 2019, (In preparation) In : Island Studies Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Governing the governance: Small-scale fisheries in Europe with focus on the Baltic Sea

Arias-Schreiber, M., Linke, S., Delaney, A. & Jentoft, S., 2019, Transdisciplinarity for Small-Scale Fisheries Governance: Analysis and Practice. Chuenpagdee, R. & Jentoft, S. (eds.). Springer, Vol. 21. p. 357-374 (MARE Publication Series).

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Maskulinitet og fiskeriafhængighed i Lildstrand - en forfaldshistorie?

Skovgaard Brandtoft, J., Ounanian, K. & Hegland, T. J., 2019, (Submitted) In : Sjæk'len. Årbog for Fiskeri- og Søfartsmuseet.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Activities 1999 2019

(How) does context matter? A comparison of two consecutive reforms of the Common Fisheries Policy of the European Union

Troels Jacob Hegland (Speaker)
25 Jun 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

3 short notes on Nordic experiences with fisheries management (for use in the discussion of the green paper on the CFP).

Søren Qvist Eliasen (Consultant)
10 Jun 200930 Sep 2009

Activity: Public/private sector consultancy and other employmentConsultancy

Aalborg University Teaching Day 2013

Troels Jacob Hegland (Participant)
17 Apr 2013

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

Press / Media

AAU-professor skal binde erhvervsudvikling og forskning sammen

Jesper Raakjær


9 items of media coverage

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Sådan kan en skelsættende ændring af dansk fiskeri begynde

Jesper Raakjær


1 item of media coverage

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»Scientific Advisory Board« første møde

Poul Degnbol


1 item of media coverage

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