Introductory note

These contributions come from members and friends in the ACOPS network and are independent from ACOPS’ positions. They achieve the mission of ACOPS by encouraging the expression of a diversity of views, embracing complexity and bridging divides where they can through dialogue. We hope that these will stimulate discussions and exchanges.

Marine social sciences and traditional ecological knowledge (or TEK): What about the buzz?

What is the buzz about marine social science and TEK? In this article from April 2024, Catarina Santos, an in-house social science researcher, explores these two terms in the ocean-policy space. 

Sustainable Ocean Use: An Oxymoron? Not Necessarily...

A personal view of Dr P. Verlaan. Presentation made to the Ocean Futures Forum – Oceanology International, on 7 October 2020. This article is posted with the kind permission of the Society Underwater Technology (SUT).

We are pleased to let you know that all of the essays and related materials in the Festschrift honouring David Freestone, are now available online (open access) here