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
New paper : Making the most of mental models: Advancing the methodology for mental model elicitation and documentation with expert stakeholders
New paper led by Kelsey LaMere develops a comprehensive methdology for eliciting mental models for natural resource management
MSc Mikko Jokinen from the Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE) defended his thesis entitled "Cultural Factors of Environmental Disputes in Lapland"
MSc Mikko Jokinen defended his thesis on cultural factors of environmental disputes in Lapland
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,...