Department of Planning

Projects

For a complete list of previous and ongoing projects, please go here.

ECOTIP: Ecological tipping cascades in the Arctic Seas

Period: 1/6 2020 – 1/6 2024

ECOTIP – Ecological tipping cascades in the Arctic Seas is a flagship Horizon 2020 research project focusing on understanding and predicting changes in Arctic marine biodiversity and implications for two vitally important marine ecosystem services: fisheries production, which is the economic lifeblood of many Arctic communities, and carbon sequestration, which has important feedbacks to the global climate

Project website: https://ecotip-arctic.eu/

Funded by:The European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme

Contact person: Rikke Becker Jacobsen

AEGIS: Advanced Efficient and Green Intermodal Systems

Duration: 2020 – 2023

The objective of this project is to develop a new waterborne transport system for Europe. AEGIS intends to use new innovations from the area of connected and automated transport, including smaller and more flexible vessel types, automated cargo handling, autonomous ships, new cargo units and new digital technologies to regain the position that waterborne traditionally had in cargo transport. AAU leads the governance and policy work package to understand the enabling and constraining conditions to develop waterborne transport systems.

Project: https://aegis.autonomous-ship.org/

VBN: https://vbn.aau.dk/en/projects/aegis-advancing-knowledge-intensive-entrepreneurship-and-innovati

CORDIS: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/859992

Funded by: European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Grant Agreement ID: 859992

CBG Contact person:Jan van Tatenhove and Nelson F. Coelho

PERICLES - Preserving and Sustainably Governing Cultural Heritage and Landscapes in European Coastal and Maritime Regions

Duration: 2018- 2021

PERICLES is an EU-funded research and innovation project which promotes sustainable, participatory governance of cultural heritage in European coastal and maritime regions through a unique interdisciplinary and geographically wide-ranging approach. The overall aim of the project is to develop and demonstrate a comprehensive framework to understand, preserve and utilise maritime cultural heritage for societal good.

Project website:  https://www.pericles-heritage.eu/ 

Funded by: European Commission's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme (Grant Agreement No. 770504)

CBG contact: Kristen Ounanian

Fremtidens fiskere ('Fishers of the future')

Duration: Oct. 2020 – Dec. 2021

The project focuses on the competencies that will be in demand in the fisheries sector in the future and on young people's views on a future in the industry. The purpose of the project is to provide a broader and more systematic knowledge base, which the industry can use to reduce recruitment problems and related issues of generational change. The project involves consultation with industry stakeholders, in particular Fiskeriskolen (the fisheries school)

Project website: https://vbn.aau.dk/da/projects/fremtidens-fiskere

Funded by: Fiskeafgiftsfonden

CBG Contact person: Troels J. Hegland

OceanGov: Ocean Governance for Sustainability – Challenges, Options and the Role of Science

Duration: 2016 –2020

The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) coordinates the European funded COST Action OceanGov (Ocean Governance for Sustainability – Challenges, Options and the Role of Science), chaired by Anna-Katharina Hornidge. During the 4-years term of the project, ZMT brings together scientists, policy-makers and civil society representatives from 29 COST Member States to create and coordinates a research network for inter- and transdisciplinary research on ocean governance in the EU.

Project website: https://www.oceangov.eu/   

Funded by: European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST): https://www.cost.eu/

CBG contact: Troels J. Hegland

Poco - Imagining Independence - Greenland's Postcolonial Politics of Comparison

Period:1/2 2020 – 31/12 2023

Tiny population. Huge territory. Extreme conditions. It is far from obvious where to
find inspiration when Greenland aims for independence. Hence, a wide variety of im- and explicit comparisons in political debate, public policy, and scholarly analysis shape how Greenland imagines independence. This project shows how application, rejection and forgetting of categories for comparison closes off some futures, making others selfevident.

Project website: https://vbn.aau.dk/da/projects/imagining-independence-greenlands-postcolonial-politics-of-compar

Funded by:Carlsbergfondet

Contact person: Rikke Becker Jacobsen

Smag for Bæredygtig Fisk (’Taste for Sustainable Fish’)

Duration: 2018 –2021

The purpose of the project is to prepare future and current ‘food professionals’ (cooks, waiters etc.) to source, serve and inform about sustainable fish. The project develops methods and materials to ensure awareness among ‘food professionals’ of which fish to choose and knowledge of the consequences of the different fishing and / or aquaculture methods. The project is a combined research and development project coordinated by the Hotel and Restaurant School (Copenhagen).

Project website: Hotel and Restaurant School (project coordinator) site (in Danish): https://hrs.dk/about/case/smag-for-baeredygtig-fisk/

Funded by: Velux Foundations: https://veluxfoundations.dk/en

CBG contact: Troels J. Hegland

Fiskens fodaftryk ('Fish Footprint')

Duration: Aug. 2020 – Dec. 2021

The project is a joint Aalborg University effort  between project leader and principal investigator Massimo Pizzol from the Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment (DCEA), Troels J. Hegland from CBG, and Niels Madsen. This project will initiate a systematic Danish-based effort in relation to the assessment of the climate impact of Danish fisheries. The project will involve industry and relevant stakeholders to identify, discuss and test the relevant questions, methodological approaches, and data sources to perform climate footprint assessment of Danish fisheries.

Project website: https://vbn.aau.dk/da/projects/fish-footprint-fiskens-fodaftryk

Funded by: Fiskeafgiftsfonden

CBG Contact person: Troels J. Hegland

Havforvaltning-DK (’MarineManagement-DK’)

DURATION: 2019 – 2020

Institutional analysis of the marine management system in Denmark - with a view to assessing the status, limitations and opportunities for a future, sustainable, integrated and democratic maritime management and planning system. Project implemented by Centre for Blue Governance (CBG) in cooperation with the Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment (DCEA).

Funded by: Velux Foundations

CBG contact: Troels J. Hegland

For more information on the project go here.

Marine Ecosystem Restoration in Changing European Seas (MERCES)

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Duration: 2016-2020

The MERCES project is focused on the restoration of degraded marine habitats. The project aims to assess the potential of different technologies and approaches, quantify the returns in terms of ecosystems services and their socio-economic impacts, and define the legal-policy and governance frameworks needed to optimize the effectiveness of different restoration approaches.

Project website: http://www.merces-project.eu/

Funded by: European Commission's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme (Grant Agreement No. 689518)

CBG contact: Jan van Tatenhove