Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving (PBL), Netherlands environment assessment agency

2018-05-03T11:44:02+00:00May 2nd, 2018|

By Samaneh Heidari, I had a presentation in PBL to present my research to modelers works for Dutch government in PBL. In this agency, modelers collaborate with specialists and make models that are beneficial for both specialists and policy makers. I presented my agent-based simulation (ABS) of a fishery village in which people born, live, grow [...]

Fishing, women, and historical constructions of nature

2018-03-08T21:56:44+00:00March 8th, 2018|

By Lia ní Aodha, “Without the fisherwife, the fisherman's tasks could not be completed” (Nadel Klein 2000: 367). Today, on International Women’s Day, and in a year that marked the centenary of women’s suffrage (and election to Parliaments) in a number of countries - including the UK and Ireland – women will celebrate all over the [...]

Science is not always done at the office – Life in a South African Aquarium

2018-05-02T17:56:13+00:00February 15th, 2018|

By Theodora Sam, Secondment, secondment, a time to move away from the comfort of my office at The University of Tromsø, Norway to live and work in a non-academic institution, The South African Association of Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR). On 3rd November 2017, I began my travel from Tromsø to Durban, South Africa. It was quite a [...]

Counting fish? What about Pulse trawling?

2018-01-08T22:38:02+00:00January 8th, 2018|

By Lia ní Aodha, At the very moment when we should be remaking politics, we have at our disposal only the pathetic resources of “management” and “governance.” (Latour, 2017: 107-109). “numbers are used as ‘automatic pilots ‘ in decision-making, they transform the thing being measured – segregation, hunger, poverty – into its statistical indicator, and displace political [...]

Computer Scientist visiting the ICES ASC.

2017-10-29T12:41:11+00:00October 12th, 2017|

By Shaheen Syed, "Wait, what, Florida?". Indeed, the ICES Annual Science Conference (ASC) 2017 was happening in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As a Ph.D. candidate in computer science, and being part of SAF21, a Horizon2020 funded fisheries project, I needed to go to the biggest fisheries conference according to my Ph.D. colleagues. What to expect? I don't [...]

MARE, the always-Amsterdam conference: The meeting place for interdisciplinary social scientists in marine resource management

2018-05-02T17:56:44+00:00October 6th, 2017|

By Theodora Sam, This year I joined the 9th MARE conference, which is a conference held bi-annually always in the city of Amsterdam, at the University of Amsterdam, Roeterseiland campus. The conference provides a platform for researchers, policymakers, organizations, and others interested in the management of marine resources to meet and discuss interdisciplinary social science research [...]

Oh, sweet summer school: sweat, science, and surprises!

2017-08-18T13:52:57+00:00August 18th, 2017|

By Charlotte Weber, It is summer, and in a PhD student’s life this only means one thing – no, not holidays – but time to go for a summer school! That sounds fun, doesn’t it? But what is a summer school and why should I go there? First of all, summer schools usually provide intense courses [...]

Iceland? Why are you going to ICELAND?

2018-05-02T17:59:41+00:00May 30th, 2017|

By Ixai Salvo Borda, Iceland, land of mystery. Iceland, land of “fire, ice and cod” (as my colleague Rannvá says in her blog post. For Basque people, Iceland also supposes a land of conquer, risk and richness, as we used to sail into those cold waters of the North to hunt whales. That, and some other “issues”, [...]

Writing, reading, visualizing – a story about SAF21 collaboration and how a team can make you stronger

2017-09-11T10:02:46+00:00May 11th, 2017|

By Charlotte Weber, This last spring, during April 2017 I spent my days at the Center for Policy Modelling at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) in the UK. A collaboration with my fellow SAF21 colleague Shaheen Syed is what had brought me there in the first place. He had been working on some interesting research, where he [...]