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Aquatic Intersections: Temporality and more-than-human intersectionality in marine ecosystems

Descripción del proyecto

Un estudio sobre las amenazas medioambientales en ecosistemas marinos

En los últimos sesenta años, el nivel de cambios provocados por el ser humano en los ecosistemas marinos ha aumentado de forma significativa. Según la Agencia Europea del Medio Ambiente (AEMA), el mar es ahora un lugar de mucha más actividad, debido a los avances tecnológicos y a la creciente demanda de alimento, energía y otros recursos. El proyecto financiado con fondos europeos AQUATIC investigará las amenazas medioambientales que padecen los ecosistemas marinos en el mar Mediterráneo y el mar Báltico. Su objetivo es comprender los efectos de la categorización social en las metodologías sociomateriales. Los investigadores se centrarán específicamente en dos casos —ambos relativos a una amenaza, pero con orígenes opuestos—: la eutrofización en el mar Báltico, como ejemplo de crecimiento biológico perjudicial, y la amenaza que sufre la «Posidonia oceanica» en el mar Mediterráneo, como ejemplo de vida que necesita protección.

Objetivo

AQUATIC investigates multi-stakeholder engagement, practices, and processes of social categorization in the context of environmental threats to marine ecosystems in the Baltic and the Mediterranean Seas. The action uses a theoretical framework that combines a focus on temporal narratives, a more-than-human approach, and intersectionality to understand the effect of social categorization on sociomaterial practices. This framework has been specifically developed based on preliminary policy analysis to meet the specificities of environmental threats to marine ecosystems. The project studies two cases in which a local ecosystem is threatened. Both cases offer opposed rationales in 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. The methodological approach uses ethnography, documentary analysis, and participatory workshops to critically analyse the discourses and practices involved in tackling these two challenges. The action offers two contributions: 1) the consolidation of the concept of more-than-human intersectionality; 2) the development of more-than-human participatory methods. The project presents a strong combination of theoretical development and solid empirical work that matches the host’s experience working with topics of temporality, human-nonhuman relations, practices, and engagement. The proposed action supports the objectives of the MSCA through knowledge transfer between the applicant and the host institution that involves two-way collaboration, teaching and supervision; through international mobility and the building of interdisciplinary networks; through a carefully developed outreach plan with societal and policy impact that involves a variety of stakeholders; and through the centrality of interdisciplinarity and gender to the action’s development and implementation.

Coordinador

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 212 933,76
Dirección
THE QUEEN'S DRIVE NORTHCOTE HOUSE
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Reino Unido

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Región
South West (England) Devon Devon CC
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Enlaces
Coste total
€ 212 933,76