Shaping European Research Leaders for Marine Sustainability (SEAS)
Marine and coastal areas face multifaceted challenges, threatening biodiversity and humanity on a global scale.
- Project title: Shaping European Research Leaders for Marine Sustainability (SEAS)
- Project webpage: https://www.uib.no/en/seas
- Funding: Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant Horizon 2020
- Duration: April 2022 – April 2025
- Project coordination: UiB’s Marine Strategic Area
- Staff involved: Birgit Kopainsky anad Claudiu Edvard Nedelciu
Marine and coastal areas face multifaceted challenges, threatening biodiversity and humanity on a global scale. To have an impact on marine sustainability, there is an urgent need to integrate perspectives and insights from a diverse range of fields and sectors. The University of Bergen's SEAS programme brings together a variety of aspects of marine sustainability, involving all 7 UiB faculties, and many academic and non-academic partners.
Contribution System Dynamics Group, UiB
Our sub-project addresses the challenges imposed by mining (seabed and other forms of mining) on the management of marine ecosystems and the industries and communities depending on them. It works with case studies and adopts a cross-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder systems approach. For this purpose, it uses computer simulation models that support stakeholders in experimenting, in a virtual environment, with the consequences of varying technology and policy assumptions in different socio-economic contexts on a broad range of sustainability indicators. Implementation of a participatory modelling process in both developed and developing nations will provide strong global models for future work towards sustainable policy design for marine mineral industrial development.