We are thrilled to announce the call for papers for the 1st RethinkBlue Conference, organized under the auspices of COST Action CA22122 – “Rethinking the Blue Economy: Socio-Ecological Impacts and Opportunities.”
Join us at the University of Zadar, Croatia, from April 23rd to 24th, 2024.
Deadline for abstract submission: February 29, 2024
Since its inception at the Rio+20 conference, the Blue Economy has emerged as a leading policy paradigm, encompassing all economic activities related to our oceans. Yet, its rapid adoption across various sectors has led to a proliferation of competing discourses and frameworks, necessitating a critical reevaluation of its socio-ecological impacts and opportunities.
The #RethinkBlue conference aims to serve as a dynamic forum for scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to explore and critically assess the Blue Economy from a social perspective. We encourage submissions that engage with the theme either theoretically or empirically, particularly those that:
– Examine maritime occupations
– Address food security & sustainable blue consumption
– Explore the dynamics of port cities & coastal communities
– Investigate fisheries governance & emergent activities
– Analyze the implications of climate change & natural hazards
This conference represents a unique opportunity to question the conventional understanding of the Blue Economy, highlight empirical reconfigurations in maritime sectors, and discuss potential contradictions, conflicts, and synergies.