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Blue Communities contributes to Good Development

13 December 2021

Blue Communities Programme Director, Professor Melanie Austen, and lead scientist for the Blue...

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Blue Communities contributes to Good Development

Programme news | 13 December 2021

Blue Communities Programme Director, Professor Melanie Austen, and lead scientist for the Blue Communities Malaysia team, Dr Hong Ching Goh, were invited to join Amanda Solloway MP (former Science Minister for the UK Government) to introduce the...

Blue Communities Early Career Researchers launch photo competition

Programme news | 29 October 2021

The Blue Communities Early Career Researcher Network (BC ECRN) has initiated a photography competition to call the young generation (BC ECRN members and local youth within the BC study area) to express their discovery of the harmony between humans...

2021 Annual Science Meeting is another great success

Programme news | 18 August 2021

Blue Communities held its Annual Science Meeting from 21st – 29th July and once again showcased that a huge amount of progress continues to be made, despite these challenging times during the pandemic.

Safeguarding the future of marine and coastal economies whilst also protecting marine ecosystems

Programme news | 26 July 2021

Blue Communities researchers have been successful in securing a share of £9.2 million from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to investigate how to safeguard the future of the UK’s marine and coastal economy whilst also protecting marine...

Mapping evidence in SE Asia

Programme news | 17 March 2021

Blue Communities is pleased to announce the launch of the first updatable, interrogable and comprehensive systematic evidence map on the interaction between marine conservation management and the health and well-being of coastal communities in...

Commonwealth Day 2021 speech recognises Blue Communities Researcher

Programme news | 10 March 2021

Associate Professor Dr Goh Hong Ching was recently featured as part of the British High Commissioner to Malaysia's Commonwealth Day speech, alongside two other Malaysian women scientists highlighting their contributions to science and ocean...

Blue Communities News December 2020 is out now

Programme news | 23 December 2020

The latest Blue Communities newsletter is now available with updates from the projects since the Annual Science Meeting in July 2020.

How are trade-offs in marine planning assessed in practice in SE Asia?

Newsletter article | 21 December 2020

By Dr Matt Fortnam, University of Exeter   Hard choices often need to be made when conducting marine planning. Choices between which sectors can operate where or when on the ocean, choices between benefiting one stakeholder group or...

Co-analysing marine governance data during the pandemic

Newsletter article | 21 December 2020

By Dr Matt Fortnam, University of Exeter   Co-writing a journal article that draws from several datasets across four countries with over twenty co-authors can be challenging at the best of times.

Approaching 2021 with optimism in Indonesia

Newsletter article | 18 December 2020

By Carya Maharja and Dr Jito Sugardjito, Universitas Nasional (Indonesia)   At the beginning of the pandemic, with plenty of uncertainties surrounding how Indonesia would respond to the situation, our team felt a degree of trepidation...

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