The Centre for Doctoral Training SuMMeR has been designed to deliver the next generation of innovative transdisciplinary engaged researchers, solution providers and practitioners needed to support governmental and non-governmental sectors to ensure sustainable management of our marine resources.
The research foci of CDT SuMMeR will be:
- Building resilient marine and coastal social-ecological systems (example sub-themes: coastal protection, adaptation, nature-based solutions, marine risk and insurance);
- Delivering Net Zero and energy security (mitigation, offshore renewables, blue carbon);
- Integrating ocean and human health (marine pollution, blue health, blue food, food and nutritional security, coastal communities);
- Enabling biodiversity gains (Marine protected areas (MPAs), restoration, rewilding, conservation of biodiversity outside of MPAs);
- Future-smart marine governance, policy and law (inclusive institutions, scenarios, marine spatial planning, decision support tools, modelling, marine citizenship, human values into decision-making);
- Fostering a sustainable and just blue economy (natural capital accounting, circular ocean economy, human rights, distributive justice, sustainable transitions and financing);
- Marine technology and exploration (autonomy, monitoring, citizen science, media/communication).