University of Amsterdam
24 Jun 2019 to 28 Jun 2019

Theme: learning from the past, imagining the future

The Centre for Maritime Research (MARE) is preparing its 10th international People and the Sea Conference that will take place in the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

In full awareness of the major ongoing changes in the knowledge industry and how people interact with coasts and seas, the conference objective is to delve into the past and review what we have learned and to what extents we are utilizing the learning opportunities.

The Illuminating Hidden Harvests team will be hosting a panel titled “Illuminating Hidden Harvests: The Contribution of Small-Scale Fisheries to Sustainable Development”. The panel will discuss the need for a comprehensive study on small-scale fisheries, the data collection methodology for the IHH study, and policy implications for implementing the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines).

Topics range from the increasing intensity of storms and their implications for navigators and coastal inhabitants to plastic pollution and conservation measures, the travails of travelers and the expansion of coastal cities, the fate of long-time inhabitants such as fishers and indigenous people, trends of coastal and ocean-grabbing, the regulatory pursuits of planners, officials and scientists, and the ethics of technology.

Stream Topics:

  1. Making a living from coasts and oceans
  2. Framing, knowing and dreaming coasts and oceans
  3. Governing, steering and managing coasts and oceans
  4. Navigating, touring and experiencing coasts and oceans
  5. Appropriating, contesting and criminalizing coasts and oceans
  6. Innovating, technologizing and tracking uses of coasts and oceans
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