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Social Science Aspects of Fisheries for the 21st Century

Objective

SAF21 is an interdisciplinary and intersectoral network that embeds the social scientists of the future into EU fisheries management systems. It trains experts in analysis of human social behaviour for the better management of socio-ecological complex systems such as fisheries. Behaviour of fishers is complex as trust building and norms acceptance influence compliance with fishing regulations in unpredictable ways. The desired behaviour of fishers is often different from the actual subsequent one as those involved adapt to and find ways around new regulatory regimes, often with catastrophic consequences on resources. Therefore, an integrated understanding of the fine mechanisms governing fishers’ behaviour in relation with the regulative processes is needed, to the benefit of decision makers, fishing industry and the environment alike. Academic research and training have insufficiently reflected this need. SAF21 will contribute to rectifying this by training researchers in using tools of the 21st century, e.g. computational sociology techniques, to analyse this topic from a multitude of angles: public understanding of fisheries, trust and norms, social and regulative norms, social marketing of fisheries norms, stakeholders interaction in different management systems and socio-economic resilience. This knowledge will initiate the development of innovative management strategies, especially when it comes to shifting to new regulatory regimes. The wide-ranging training envisaged will offer a structured doctoral training in academic and transferable skills in addition to highly intersectoral non-academic mobility opportunities. Thus, the SAF21 candidates will have the necessary skills and experience to cross disciplines and work sectors. SAF21 will provide researchers the opportunity to fulfill their scientific social responsibility at a higher level than conventional doctoral programs, by ensuring significant time and training for public engagement and outreach.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 572 550,48

Participants (7)

MATIS OHF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 269 145,36
Address
Vinlandsleid 12
113 Reykjavik
Activity type
Research Organisations
HASKOLI ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 269 145,36
Address
Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 797 089,65
Address
Oxford Road All Saints Building
M15 6BH Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL MAR - FUNDACION CETMAR
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Rua De Eduardo Cabello
36208 Vigo
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAPIX TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 22 773,99
Address
Timber Bush 47 Suite 105 The Bourse
EH6 6QH Edinburgh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYNTESA APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 290 081,88
Address
Strandgade 91 4 Sal
1401 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (6)

The Iceland Ocean Cluster
Iceland
Address

Reykjavík
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
National Association of Small Boat Owners
Iceland
Address

Reykjavík
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRACKWELL HF
Iceland
Address
Laugavegur 178
105 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
South African Association for Marine Biological Research
South Africa
Address
Saambr Management Offices, Ushaka Marine World, 1 King Shaka Avenue, Point Durban 4001
4001 Durban
Activity type
Other
MUNDO AQUATICO - PARQUES OCEANOGRAFICOS DE ENTRETENIMENTO EDUCATIVO SA
Portugal
Address
Av. Paulo Sexto - Edificio Marvi Lj2 6B
1900 784 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ITIM INTERNATIONAL OY
Finland
Address
Arabiankatu 12
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)