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Blue Communities News December 2020 is out now

23 December 2020

The latest Blue Communities newsletter is now available with updates from the projects since the...

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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...

Resilience and adaptation – something that coastal communities know so much about already

Newsletter article | 18 December 2020

By Prof. Melanie Austen, University of Plymouth   Blue Communities focuses on building research capacity towards improving the health, well-being, livelihoods and environmental outcomes of the interactions between people and their marine...

2020 progress for partners in Malaysia

Newsletter article | 18 December 2020

By Wan Nur Syazana Wan Mohamad Ariffin & Nurul Kamila Mohd Yusof, University of Malaya   The first quarter of 2020 for the Malaysian Case Study had progressed smoothly, with continuous stakeholder engagement at different levels as well as...

Modelling change

Newsletter article | 18 December 2020

By Dr Susan Kay and Dr Sevrine Sailley, Plymouth Marine Laboratory   ​Project 10 has produced model outputs showing how the marine environment and fishing potential could change in the coming decades as climate change takes effect.

3rd year of the Early Career Researchers Network

Newsletter article | 17 December 2020

By Dr. Mohd Aizat bin Mohd Zain, University of Malaya   Starting January 2020, Malaysia was given opportunity to chair the Early Career Researcher Network (ECRN) for the year 2020, which was decided via the polling system voted upon by every...

Challenges and opportunities in Vietnam post-COVID

Newsletter article | 17 December 2020

By Dr. Nguyen Thu Ha, Hanoi National University of Education   The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the world and the Blue Communities (BC) programme has certainly been impacted as well. While Coronavirus has brought many...

Ethics legacy among Blue Communities partners and members

Newsletter article | 17 December 2020

By Wan Nur Syazana Wan Mohamad Ariffin (University of Malaya), Dr Vikki Cheung (University of Plymouth) and Prof Lota Creencia (Western Philippines University)   From the perspective of the Blue Communities Programme Office, we are delighted...

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