January 11, 2019

News and Updates

OFI Module I - Informing Governance Responses in a Changing Ocean
See news and updates below for OFI Module I, regarding:
  • Upcoming abstract submission deadlines for IMBeR Open Science Conference and MARE People and the Sea Conference. Don't miss the boat!
  • Recently launched Fisheries Labour Market Information Study by the Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters.
  • Master's and Postdoctoral fellowship opportunities with Module I-2. Help us spread the word!
17-21 June 2019 | Brest, France 
As part of the conference, our OFI Module I co-leads are organizing a session on 'Ocean Governance in the Face of Change: Confronting the Challenge of Rebuilding Fish Stocks, Fisheries and Viable Coastal Communities and Preparing for Future Change'. This session will provide an opportunity to share lessons and experiences from different parts of the world related to efforts to develop governance approaches with the capacity to support sustainable fisheries and viable communities while taking into account changing natural and social environments. We invite abstract submissions from researchers and research groups to share lessons and best practices from their initiatives and to be part of the discussion about moving forward locally as well as globally. 
Deadline for abstract submissions: January 15, 2019.  
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People & the Sea X: Learning from the past, imagining the future
24-28 June 2019 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

In full awareness of the major ongoing changes in the knowledge industry and how people interact with coasts and seas, we first delve into the past: what have we learned, and to what extent are we making the most of these learning opportunities? From whom should we be learning, and how do we engage in the learning process? To what extent are the insights of earlier generations of social scientists studying maritime affairs and coastal life still relevant to us? We then look forward and ask ourselves what social scientists can contribute to understanding and dealing with coastal and maritime challenges of the future. What perspectives and skills do we have to offer to science and the world; what are our strengths and where do our limitations lie? 

Participants may propose panels, papers, but also posters and other visual materials, such as documentary films. Besides the more traditional conference formats, we encourage proposals with innovative formats that stimulate interaction such as roundtables, workshops, brainstorming sessions and debates. As for paper-based panels, we encourage formats that invite deeper discussion, for example by including discussants or by peer reviewing each other’s papers. The conference organizers may prioritize proposals that take such matters into account.  
Deadline for abstract submissions: January 31, 2019.  
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Released in September 2018 by the Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters, the Fisheries Labour Market Information Study 'Fisheries Seasonality and the Allocation of Labour and Skills' was triggered by the labour supply challenges in the fishing industry and provides strategies to meet labour market challenges in the Canadian fish harvesting sector. 

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Opportunities with OFI Module I

Master’s Fellowship in Gender and Fisheries
Applications are invited for a master’s fellowship studying gender and fisheries, with a special focus on
dynamics of recruitment, training and retention. Click here to learn more.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Labour, Fisheries and Coastal Communities
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship to examine labour, fisheries and coastal communities, with a focus on recruitment, training and retention in fisheries. Click here to learn more.
Apply now
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