We focus on the human, social, and cultural dimensions of managing the use and protection of sea areas and their resources. Our research covers governance arrangements, processes and communication relating to complex problems and risks in the contexts of e.g. fisheries and shipping, and risk and decision analyses that we approach from the perspective of stakeholders or society. Our strengths are in participatory methods and interdisciplinary analysis of environmental problems using for example Bayesian belief networks.
Marine Risk Governance
Päivi Haapasaari's group explores maritime and marine environmental risks and problems in their societal and governance contexts
A new study on Bayesian network (BN) models for oil spill risk assessment (OSRA)
Parviainen and co-authors demonstrate how BNs can support the implementation of ISO 31000:2018-based risk management and OSRA in general.
A new review paper on Bayesian Networks in Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA)
Laura Kaikkonen and co-authors demonstrate how Bayesian networks (BN) offer a useful tool for ERA as they can integrate different types of...
MARISK focuses on the governance of maritime, fisheries and marine environmental problems and risks and related communication in the...
We are a group of environmental social scientists. Our backgrounds are in cultural anthropology, environmental and marine sciences,...