Personal health and the global repercussions of food consumption are becoming increasingly important factors in how we feed ourselves, and also closely connected with moral considerations. At the same time, major sections of the population in the global North and South alike are forced to make their shopping choices on a purely economic basis. Both trends call into question our conventional systems of production, distribution and consumption.
The CEN plans to investigate this topic from three distinct perspectives: at the subject level, changes in eating, everyday and responsible practices will be analyzed. In turn, a system perspective will be used to investigate the associated changes in the relations between technologies, institutions, ecological framework conditions, and society. Lastly, adopting a network perspective will help to capture the multi-local effects of food production in global value chains, which in turn inform consumer decision-making.
Coordination: Prof. Martina Neuburger
PANDORA – Paradigm for Novel Dynamic Oceanic Resource Assessments
Pandora integrates a new network of industry, researchers and advisors into existing mechanisms for Regional Fisheries Management Organisations. More biological and economic knowledge will be incorporated into stock assessments for a more robust management. Industry-led data collection will be complemented with training programmes, new biological insights and co-creation of models. The project's legacy will be Pandora’s Box of Tools for fishers, researchers and managers of commercially important fish stocks. It will include the tools for the next generation of ecosystem-based fisheries management, and promote the sustainable Blue Growth of Europe’s fisheries sector.
Duration: 2018 - 2022
Project Lead Hamburg: Prof. Dr. Myron Peck
Project Lead: Technical University of Denmark
Sponsor: European Union (HORIZON 2020)