Ocean Frontiers: An Interdisciplinary Workshop and Public Event

May 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am – May 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Project Leads: Leesa Fawcett & Anna Zalik

In Canada and globally, contests over access to marine resources are intensifying. States, firms, diverse user groups and conservation agencies are scrambling to claim resources in an environmentally, technologically and politically dynamic world. This workshop will build a network of interdisciplinary scholars to explore the political-economic and ecological principles that oversee new resource practices that are at once transforming the physical features of ocean spaces and the (geo)political access to them at scales from local to global. The interdisciplinary workshop will train future workers and distribute produce academics and practitioners involved in ocean management and sustainable use research and policy.