When the Ukraine war entered the Oslofjord

It created strong protests when the government announced that it would permit substantial increases in the discharges of nitrogen to the Oslofjord from a factory producing ammunition – Chemring Nobel. The factory had received governmental subsidies to increase its production meant for Ukraine. However, it did not have satisfactory cleaning equipment in place.  The Oslofjord is […]

Roundtable on Delivering EU Green Deal

Recently, GreenDeal-NET, PERMAGOV EU, and CrossGov projects organised jointly a roundtable on Delivering the European Green Deal: Towards a Coherent and Integrated EU Ocean Policy Framework for Offshore Renewable Wind Energy and Biodiversity. This roundtable shed light on how policy coherence and institutional integration can help achieve the EGD’s ambitious objectives. Here are the key […]

2nd Mission Arena

 On 26 April 2024, the second Mission Arena in Riga hosted the workshop “Policy coherence as a platform for better integration of marine conservation in MSP and sectoral policies: Regional pilots and examples“, where CrossGov partners Antti Belinskij and Suvi-Tuuli Puharinen from the University of Eastern Finland presented the Baltic Sea and Finnish pilots. They […]

Building competences for researchers

CrossGov contributed to a new study on “Building competences for researchers working towards ocean sustainability”. The challenges of achieving just, equitable and sustainable ocean futures require a new type of transdisciplinary and action-oriented science that integrates across disciplines and knowledge systems. Scientists and researchers in academia, industry or government, who contribute to knowledge creation, innovation, […]

Updated “Policy Coherence Evaluation Framework”

After the first learning loop in the project, the Policy Coherence Evaluation Framework has now been revised and improved! Please find version 2.0 of the methodology here. We welcome feedback and comments on the report for further enhancements.

European Approaches

The scientific article written by Gunnar Sander as part of the CrossGov project provides important messages about ocean governance and highlights why European approaches are important in a global context. The observation that MSP has taken over as the ruling paradigm for ocean governance is important. So is the observation about the “conservationist camp’s” focus […]

EU and international policy landscape

Read our latest research report that aims to provide a mapping of the European Green Deal (EGD) policy landscape relevant to the marine domain and the CrossGov project and provide reflections on policy coherence of (selected) EU marine policies. Highlights:  Read the full report here.

The 1st edition of CrossGov Newsletter has been launched!

In this edition, we embark on a journey to unravel the connections between ocean governance, policy-making, and the EU Green Deal objectives. Through insightful analyses, project updates, and contributions from our dedicated team, we aim to foster a collective understanding of the challenges and opportunities in realising a sustainable future for the European seas.  Read the newsletter […]

Guidance for SPSI analysis

Check out our latest research report that analyses Science-to-Policy-to-Society Interfaces (SPSI) in ocean governance! Science-to-Policy-to-Society Interfaces can be defined as “social processes which encompass relations between scientists and other actors in the policy process, and which allow for exchanges, coevolution, and joint construction of knowledge with the aim of enriching decision making” in a certain […]

Importance of Policy Coherence – marine protection

The importance of policy coherence for a better integration of marine protection in Marine Spatial Planning processes In this post, we are sharing some reflections on what’s needed for marine protection and marine spatial planning to go hand in hand, with a focus on policy coherence. Key points:– Policy coherence can help make marine spatial planning a more ecosystem-based […]