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Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Center

TRANSFORMING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OCEANS

Environmental changes in our oceans causes disparate health, well-being, economic and other impacts that vary across contexts and communities. But scientists and decision makers still lack the information necessary to implement equitable solutions that do not further disadvantage the marginalized, the disempowered, and those otherwise unable to equally access or benefit from oceans.

Using a unique interdisciplinary approach that combines social science and governance research, we study the changes, responses and solutions to societal issues of oceans. Our research informs evidence-based policies and bridges the gap between decision makers, policy makers and the people most dependent on the oceans.

From South East Asian sea nomads, Japanese Oyster farmers, Pacific island nations to U.S. coastal communities, our researchers aim to co-create transformation that directly benefits those impacted by misrepresentation and unjust ocean management and development.

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COORDINATING TEAM

For questions about our work, please contact: oceannexus[at]uw.edu

Yoshitaka Ota

Professor and Director, Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Center

Karin O. Trudo

Program Specialist

Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor

Deputy Director

Wilf Swartz

Deputy Director

Gerald Singh

Deputy Science Director

 


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