The UK-based University of Portsmouth launched a new research center, in order to enhance the safety of the world’s marine and freshwater environment. In fact, the Centre for Blue Governance (CBG) goals to develop and conduct multi-disciplinary research to inform blue governance policies globally.
Specifically, the Centre will focus on blue activities, while provide to its collaborators, research expertise at local, national and international levels with a strong emphasis on nature conservation and economic development.
The scale and importance of aquatic systems impacts biodiversity and ecosystem services and is critical to addressing crucial challenges in climate change, biodiversity loss, and safeguarding human health and well-being.
…said Professor Pierre Failler, Director of the Centre.
Moreover, CBG will pay attention to structures and processes that are designed to boost accountability, transparency, responsiveness, rule of law, stability, equity and inclusiveness, empowerment, and broad-based participation for the sustainable use of the oceans for people and nature.
The Centre will grow the interdisciplinary expertise of current researchers and, critically, students, who will become the new generation of decision makers and leaders of society.
…Professor Alex Ford, Deputy Director of the Centre continued.
The project’s actions goal to tackle new and current research based on global problems and they all call for multi-disciplinary approaches to governing the world aquatic resources.
For the records, present at the CBG officially opening on 13 February, were the UNESCO, Food and Agricultural Organisation, World Ocean Council, Commonwealth Secretariat.