IUCN COMMISSION GROUP

IUCN CEESP People and the Ocean Specialist Group

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Overview and description

Description:
The People and the Oceans Specialist Group is a global network of experts focused on centering people in ocean conservation, management and development. It addresses many of the themes of the ...
The People and the Oceans Specialist Group is a global network of experts focused on centering people in ocean conservation, management and development. It addresses many of the themes of the Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy, such as the Governance, Equity and Rights, Human Well-being and Livelihoods, Gender, Indigenous People’s, and Business, Best Practice and Accountability Thematic Groups.

Group leadership

Dr Nathan BENNETT

Chair
Dr. Nathan Bennett (nathanbennett.ca) is a researcher, a teacher, a facilitator and an independent consultant who works for various non-governmental, academic, and philanthropic organizations. He has ...
Dr. Nathan Bennett (nathanbennett.ca) is a researcher, a teacher, a facilitator and an independent consultant who works for various non-governmental, academic, and philanthropic organizations. He has published more than 70 academic papers and book chapters on the human dimensions of marine and terrestrial conservation, small-scale fisheries, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, and governance of the blue economy. His work is global in scope – with past research projects in Canada, Mexico, Thailand, and around the Mediterranean Sea. Dr. Bennett is also the PI of The Peopled Seas Initiative and the Chair of the People and the Ocean Specialist Group for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. He received his PhD in Geography from the University of Victoria (2013), and has been the recipient of a number awards including a Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship, SSHRC Doctoral and Postdoctoral Awards, a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, a Liber Ero Postdoctoral Fellowship, and a Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award.

At a glance

Official name:
IUCN CEESP People and the Ocean Specialist Group