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

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Projects 1994 2018

Research Output 1993 2019

An ocean of concepts - Why choosing between ecosystem-based management, ecosystem-based approach and ecosystem approach makes a difference

Kirkfeldt, T. S., 17 May 2019, In : Marine Policy. 103541.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

ecosystem approach
ecosystem management

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

Activities 1999 2019

People and the Sea X

Troels Jacob Hegland (Participant)
25 Jun 201928 Jun 2019

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

MARE Policy Day 2019

Troels Jacob Hegland (Participant)
24 Jun 2019

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

Press / Media

Bølgende debat om havbrug i Kattegat

Rikke Becker Jacobsen


1 item of media coverage

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Danmarks første havneprofessor

Jesper Raakjær


2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Danmarks første professor i havneudvikling

Jesper Raakjær


2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media