The West Greenland marine ecosystem and climate change - The socio-economic adaptation and governance challenges for fisheries management

Description

This project will from the social sciences contribute to the establishment of a unique scientific network integrating natural and social sciences and thus improve the understanding of the marine ecosystem off West Greenland and the implications of climate change for the structure and functioning of the ecosystem by: 1) Identifying and describing the main social, economic and institutional drivers behind environmentally significant human behaviours with special emphasis on fishing and 2) Identifying and describing the existing environmental governance institutions and those social interactions that contribute or detract from effective governance of the fisheries resources off West Greenland.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/09/200931/12/2014

Funding

  • Greenland Climate Research Centre

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fishery management
marine ecosystem
climate change
human behavior
fishing
ecosystem
economics
socioeconomics
social science
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fishery resource
natural science

Keywords

  • Marine ecosystem
  • Climate change
  • Socio-economic adaptation
  • Governance
  • Fisheries management
  • Human behaviours
  • Fisheries resources