Studying the environmental threats to marine ecosystems
Human-induced change in marine ecosystems has greatly increased in the past 60 years. According to the European Environment Agency, the seas have become busier places, driven by a combination of technological advances and society’s increasing demand for food, energy and other resources. The EU-funded AQUATIC project will investigate the environmental threats to marine ecosystems in the Baltic and Mediterranean Seas. It seeks to understand the effect of social categorisation on socio-material practices. Specifically, it will focus on two cases – both under threat but marked by opposite rationales regarding the formulation of the threat: eutrophication in the Baltic Sea as a case where life growth is described as harmful, and the threat posed to Posidonia oceanica in the Mediterranean as a case where life needs protection.
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