Workshop-Serie mit der Universität Göteborg

Themenspezifischer Fachaustausch mit Kurzvorträgen

Ocean Justice

11:00 – 11:05 Welcome and introduction to the seminar, Moderator Marina Panova,
Co-Director Centre for Sea and Society (UGOT)
11:05 – 11:20 Ocean Justice in the making and its ethical grounding, Konrad Ott (CAU)
11:20 – 11:30 Q&A session, Moderator
11:30 – 11:45 Fish to fishworker traceability: what does it mean for ocean justice,
Alin Kadfak (SLU) and Marie Widengård (UGOT)
11:45 – 11:55 Q&A session, Moderator
11:55 – 12:05 break
12:05 – 12:20 Some moral considerations on marine carbon dioxide removal, Lukas Tank (CAU)
12:20 – 12:30 Q&A session, Moderator
12:30 – 12:45 Ocean Justice: Institutional perspectives and empirical examples, Per Knutsson (UGOT)
12:45 – 12:55 Q&A session, Moderator
12:55-13:05 General discussion, Moderator

Aim of the workshop
This seminar will focus on Ocean Justice, an emerging research theme where the spotlight is put on uneven distribution of benefits and potential harms from rapid (and sometimes unchecked) human use and development. Scholars who engage with ocean justice aim to understand and contribute to the alleviation of social injustices and inequalities that are specifically connected to the oceans.

Konrad Ott is a Professor in Environmental Philosophy and Ethics at the Institute of Philosophy at Kiel University. His philosophical focus is on discourse ethics, environmental ethics and the theories of justice. Sustainability, the ethical aspects of climate change, conservation rationales and the normative basics of environmental policy are also part of his research interests.

Alin Kadfak is a researcher at the Department of Rural and Urban Development at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Marie Widengård is a researcher at the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg. The focus of their talk is based on a recent study (Kadfak and Widengård, 2022) which reveals that, as a governing technique, fishworkers’ traceability is a double-edged sword with both positive and negative implications.
Kadfak, A., & Widengård, M. (2022)

Lukas Tank is a Postdoc at the Chair of Climate Ethics and Global Justice, as part of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research project ASMASYS (Unified ASsessment framework for proposed methods of MArine CDR and interim knowledge SYnthesiS). Before he started his research at Kiel University in 2021, he worked at the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys) at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. In his PhD-thesis he investigated the ethics of carbon pricing.

Per Knutsson is the Director of the Centre for Sea and Society and a Senior Lecturer at the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg. His main area of research is inter- and transdisciplinary research on environment and development as well as questions related to the implementation of sustainable development in theory and practice. Furthermore, he is interested in the adaptation to climate change in semi-arid areas and in coastal urban areas.

Der seit Ende 2019 laufende regelmäßig Austausch zwischen Forschenden von Kiel Marine Science (KMS) und des Future Ocean Netzwerkes mit dem Center for Sea and Society der Universität Göteborg (UGOT) war so erfolgversprechend, dass eine Zusammenarbeit sukzessive intensiviert wurde. Seitdem besteht eine regelmäßige Workshopreihe zwischen beiden Universitäten. Beide Institutionen verfügen über Synergien und potenzielle Bereiche für gemeinsame Projekte in Forschung und Ausbildung. Auch die Vielzahl der Disziplinen, die an beiden Universitäten beteiligt sind, sowie die Ausrichtung auf trans- und interdisziplinäre Forschung sind Argumente für eine engere Verbindung.

In aller Kürze

  • Turnus: 2-monatlich, 2. Freitag im Monat
  • Uhrzeit: 11:00 Uhr bis 13:00 Uhr
  • Teilnahme: Mitglieder Kiel Marine Science (KMS), des Future Ocean Netzwerkes und Partnerinstitutionen
  • Kontakt: Nicole Schmidt, , Sinje Dübeler,