Workshop on Fisheries in the Pacific, Marseille, October 2014

Resources, boundaries and governance: What future for fisheries in the Pacific?

13-14 October 2014, Jardin du Pharo, Amphithéâtre Gastaut, Marseille

ECOPAS organizes a series of problem-based workshops with invited international guest-speakers and discussants for researchers and policy-makers, in which the specific considerations and challenges of the Pacific context are foregrounded.

The present workshop will deal with oceanic fisheries as well as coastal fisheries (including aquaculture) in their socioeconomic, political and ecological dimensions. The panelists will contribute to explore issues relating to this overarching theme, such as:

–          Fish: heritage vs commodity?

–          Customary, national and international law: boundaries, sharing of authority, and issues of legitimacy

–          Management of natural resources; management of waste and pollution

–          Conservation of endangered species and marine biodiversity

This should give momentum to dialogues between representatives of the Pacific region, agents of policymaking institutions, scholars and other experts, with a particular focus on the OCTs.

Download the programme of the workshop: ECOPAS_ws_oct2014(2)

Forthcoming Conferences

22-27 September 2014: 13th Conference of the ISISA, the International Small Islands Studies Association, Penghu Islands, Taiwan
“Small is Beautiful: Island Connections and Innovations”

3-6 December 2014: 21st Biennial Pacific History Association Conference, Taipei & Taitung, Taiwan
“Lalan, Chalan, Tala, Ara (Path): Reconnecting Pacific-Asia Histories”

21-26 June 2015: 9th International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific (EIPC 2015), Berlin, Germany
“Cultural and Environmental Dynamics”

24-27 June 2015: 10th Conference of the European Society for Oceanists (ESfO), Brussels, Belgium
“Europe and the Pacific”

Call for Papers – Emerging Pacific nations

Call for Papers – Emerging Pacific nations – July 10th and 11th 2013

Concurrent symposia with the 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress
At University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji – July 8-12, 2013

This is an opportunity to speak to a Pacific audience and engage with colleagues
on the theme “Emerging Pacific nations”, which may seem redundant when USP is
supported by 12 regional nations, but clearly decolonization is both a recent
phenomenon and unfinished business in the Pacific. The theme is wide open –
women’s organizations, disruptive bishops, resource exploitation, West Papua,
Rapanui and other territories, squatter settlements, commerce – nominate your
favourite topic.

The “Emerging Pacific Nations” panel will take place all day on Thursday 11th
July, with each speaker allocated 30-40 minutes and there will be time for
plenary reviews and discussions. Places are limited as we are restricted to one
full day. So far we have confirmation from Dr Paul D’Arcy, Prof Grant McCall, Dr
Harald Werber, Ms Samantha Rose, Ms Kirstie Barry, and Dr Max Quanchi.

Send your topic, abstract (100 words) and a bio (150 words) to

This activity is organized as part of the Culture and Gender Theme, of the 12th
Pacific Science Inter-Congress. Your registration in the “Emerging Pacific
Nations” panel will also be a full registration for the PSI Inter-Congress. The
Convener of the “Emerging Pacific Nations” panel is Dr. Max Quanchi, History
Discipline, School of Social Sciences, USP.

Abstract Deadline: March 31

Additional Information:

DISCCRS VIII Interdisciplinary Climate Change Reserach Symposium

DISCCRS VIII Interdisciplinary Climate Change Reserach Symposium [1]

October 12-19, 2013
La Foret Conference and Retreat Center (Colorado)

Participation limited to 30 early-career Ph.D. scholars [2]

The DISsertations initiative for the advancement of Climate Change ReSearch (DISCCRS, pronounced _discourse_) hosts symposia for early-career climate change researchers. Our goal is to catalyze international, interdisciplinary collegial networks and foster collaborative interdisciplinary research and dynamic interactions between science and society to enable us to better understand and respond to the myriad challenges posed by climate change.

During the weeklong symposium, 30 competitively selected recent Ph.D. graduates will share their research, engage in discussions with peers, mentors, and funding agency representatives, and hone their teambuilding and communication skills. Most importantly, scholars will depart from the symposium with a collegial peer network that extends across the full range of climate science.

2012 Symposium REPORT: [3]

2012 Symposium SCHOLARS: [4]

Symposium Eligibility: Ph.D. requirements completed between September 1, 2010 – February 28, 2013 in any field. Applicants should be conducting research relevant to the study of climate change, its impacts, or its societal implications. We encourage applicants from the biological, physical, and social sciences, mathematics, engineering, and other fields. While U.S. citizens and residents have preference, some funds are available for non-U.S. participants.