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 BONUS GOHERR publication
An interdisciplinary assessment of the future sustainability of Baltic herring and salmon fisheries
New publication: Health effects of nutrients and environmental pollutants in Baltic herring and salmon: a quantitative benefit-risk assessment
New BONUS GOHERR publication suggests that eating fatty Baltic fish brings more health than harm and that even in young women dioxin risks are...
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,...