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  •  More project news: Cambodian   colleges just visted SEBE this week . Read more about DOCKSIDE and the visit outcome here.
  • Urs Steiner Brandt  participated in a workshop  on Faroe Island (3-4 Maj) financed by the Nordic Council, aiming at finalizing a book on the “Sustainability in the Nordic Countries”, a joint project with 12 researchers from the Nordic countries.
  • Urs Steiner Brandt attended the EPCS – 2017 conference at the Central European University in Budapest 19-22 of April, with a joint presentation together with Gert Tinggaard Svendsen from University of Aarhus, titled “the future of the Nordic welfare state, an evolutionary game analysis”.
  • Dewan Ahsan was guest lecturing about “The concept of Stakeholder Management for a Greener Business” . The lectures have been delivered for the Master’s course “Business administration and management” in Faculty of Economics , Vilnius University, Lithuania, 19-20 April 2017.
  • Brooks Kaiser presented the paper, “When and How to Worry about Ocean Acidification: The Greenland Shrimp Case,” joint work with Lars Ravn-Jonsen, at the Alaska SeaGrant Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium in Anchorage, AK.
  • Linda Fernandez presented “Invasive Crabs in the Barents Sea” joint work with Brooks Kaiser and Melina Kourantidou, at the Alaska SeaGrant Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium in Anchorage, AK.
  • Brooks Kaiser and Dewan Ahsan conducted a research stay in Juneau, AK at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks with Dr. Ginny Eckert, May 2-8. The project is exploratory research on “Global ecological and economic connections in Arctic and sub-Arctic crab fisheries,” and is funded by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science International Network Programme.
  • Melina Kourantidou presented “A Case for the Commons: The Snow Crab in the Barents,” joint work with Brooks Kaiser and Linda Fernandez, at the European Association of Fisheries Economists (EAFE) meeting in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Melina Kourantidou presented the poster, “Managing new resources in Arctic Marine Waters: The Invasive Snow Crab Case,” joint work with Brooks Kaiser and Linda Fernandez, at the 2017 Arctic Science Summit Week in Prague, CZ.
  • Melina Kourantidou was awarded a North2North grant for a research stay at the UiT-The Arctic University of Norway Economics Department. The research stay will take place in June, 2017.
  • Dr. Pat Maher, Associate Professor of Community Studies and Outdoor Leadership at Cape Breton University, was awarded a North2North grant for a research stay at SEBE to conduct research on Arctic Tourism with Brooks Kaiser and Chris Horbel (MOB group). The research stay will take place in early fall, 2017.
  • Brooks Kaiser presented “A Case for the Commons: The Snow Crab in the Barents,” joint work with Melina Kourantidou and Linda Fernandez, at the British Antarctic Survey’s Workshop on the Future of Polar Governance in Cambridge, UK.
  • Henning Jørgensen attended a Nordregio seminar and a workshop on bioenergy, sustainability and innovation in local communities. The seminar was held in Stockholm on March 21st with participation from the Nordic and Baltic countries as well as the EU and the OECD. Subsequently a workshop was conducted. For more information click here.
  • The MERE Group organized and hosted the international workshop: “Past Energy Transitions: Fueling Growth and the Environmental Consequences” in Esbjerg, Mar 8-10, 2017, as part of a series of workshops in cooperation with The University of Oslo, NO and the University of Tampere, FI. The workshop series is funded by the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS).
  • Brooks Kaiser, Dewan Ahsan, and Niels Vestergaard received Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science International Network Programme and Carlsberg Conference funds for exploratory research and an upcoming workshop on “Global ecological and economic connections in Arctic and sub-Arctic crab fisheries,” which will take place in December 2017 in Copenhagen.
  • Melina Kourantidou completed a semester-long research stay at the University of Wyoming Department of Economics.
  • Brooks Kaiser and Melina Kourantidou co-organized and participated with Linda Fernandez, VCU, in the session “Economics of Arctic Marine Resources” at the 86th Annual Southern Economic Association Meetings in Washington, DC. Participation included presentation of two papers: “Economics of Arctic Fisheries and Marine Invasive Species Part I: Russia and Norway in the Barents Sea Red King Crab Fishery” and “Economics of Arctic Fisheries and Marine Invasive Species Part 2: Snow Crab in the Barents and Beyond.”
  • Niels Vestergaard, Dewan Ahsan and Eva Roth were awarded funding for the three year EU Erasmus+ Project: DOCKSIDE (Doctoral program in Khmer universities Strengthening the International Development of Environmental and maritime research). This is a project between European (SDU, University of Nantes and University of Vigo, Spain) and Cambodian universities, and the Cambodian Ministry of Education Youth and Sport (MoEYS). The aim of the DOCKSIDE project is to improve the quality of doctoral programs and to increase the research capacity of Khmer Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in the field of Environmental and Maritime areas.
  • Brooks Kaiser participated in the AMAP Arctic Ocean Acidification (AOA) Expert Group Meeting and Workshop on Pathways to Adaptation: Ocean Acidification (OA) in the Arctic Workshop in Helsinki, Finland.
  • Lars Ravn-Jonsen presented “A Bioeconomic Model of Ocean Acidification Challenges in the Baffin Bay/Davis Straight Shrimp Fishery,” joint work with Brooks Kaiser, at the ICES Annual Science Conference 2016.
  • Brooks A. Kaiser  and Maarten J. Punt  presented their research in this years BIOECON in Cambridge, England.
  • Brooks A. Kaiser was appointed as Unit Lead for Fisheries in the polar research and policy initiative "The Polar Connection".
  • Dewan Ashan was interviewed about the new education on Risk and Safety Management (a joint program offered by SDU Esbjerg and Aarlborg University Esbjerg) by Offshore Energy. The interview can be found here.
  • A special issue on  the coexistence of genetically modified (GM), conventional and organic crops within European agriculture edited by Maarten J. Punt and Justus Wesseler is published in: Eurochoices (2016) 15(1): 3-74.
  • Brooks A. Kaiser was invited to give a talk about "Technical and Institutional Change: Transitions in Resource-Based Inuit Communities" at the Statistics Norway research seminar. 
  • Julien Daubanes (ETH Zurich) will present his paper "The Rise of NGO Activism" in the MERE Research Seminars in Environmental and Resource Economics at the 04th March, 2016.

  

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