Author: MLadstein

Water, Oceans and Climate Change: Legal challenges, local perspectives and important examples to learn from

MLadstein , May 27th, 2021


Dr Joanna Siekiera was recently invited to speak at a Special Lecture titled Climate Change and its Impact on Small Islands Developing States: The Example of the Pacific…


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Restorying Ma’ohi Nui with Island Lives, Ocean States

MLadstein , April 28th, 2021


Vehia Wheeler introduces the Ma’ohi Nui project, a collaboration with the Island Lives, Ocean States project aiming to uplift voices, knowledge and perspectives on the ocean among indigenous…


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Tropical cyclones and ocean heat energy in the Southwest Pacific

MLadstein , April 13th, 2021


PhD candidate Ashneel Chandra offers a brief outline of his recently published paper, co-authored with his Master’s degree advisor at The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor…


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Navigating UN docs – the making of the Mare Nullius Document Collection

MLadstein , September 22nd, 2020


In 2019, Anja Marie Solheim compiled the Mare Nullius project’s online UN Documents and IPCC reports collections (have a look). In this blogpost she shares her own experiences…


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Mare Nullius seminar at Solstrand

MLadstein , September 8th, 2020


Mare Nullius is back in session after the summer here in Bergen, and to set the rhythm for the autumn months, the group gathered for a two-day intensive…


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Mare Nullius is on summer break

MLadstein , July 2nd, 2020


Much like the rest of Norway, many of us in the Mare Nullius team are taking our summer break in the month of July. The project will therefore…


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Research in the time of Corona: A brief update from the Mare Nullius team in Bergen

MLadstein , May 14th, 2020


A brief update on what members of the Mare Nullius team have been up to in the past weeks, while offices and borders have been closed to prevent…


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Launch of the Norway-Pacific Ocean-Climate Scholarship Programme

MLadstein , May 5th, 2020


On Tuesday 28 April, Edvard Hviding participated in the virtual launch of the Norway-Pacific Ocean-Climate Scholarship Programme (N-POC) at the United Nations. Intended to begin in 2021, N-POC…


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The Role of Pacific Youth in Ocean and Climate Action

MLadstein , March 3rd, 2020


Authored by Miriam Ladstein, this post draws attention to the work and contributions of Pacific youth in local and global arenas where decisions concerning ocean and climate action…


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«Australia’s on Fire» – an interview with Joanna Siekiera

MLadstein , January 6th, 2020


This is an interview with Dr. Joanna Siekiera from 3 January 2020 on Tok FM Radio in Poland. The Broadcast was entitled “Australia’s on fire” and was held…


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All I want for Christmas is an ocean-climate nexus: Reflections from COP25 in Madrid

MLadstein , December 21st, 2019


Written by Dr. Camilla Borrevik. Hopes were high ahead of the UN climate talks at the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25) in Madrid. Albeit some rocky weeks…


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Annual ANZORA conference in Lublin, Poland

MLadstein , December 20th, 2019


Dr. Joanna Siekiera sums up this year’s annual Australia, New Zealand, Oceania Research Association (ANZORA) conference in Lublin, Poland.     On 13 December 2019, I organized the…


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Mare Nullius participates at Norad seminar “Ocean management: opportunities, challenges and experience”

MLadstein , November 1st, 2019


Written by Dr. Camilla Borrevik.   On 22 October 2019, I participated in the seminar “Ocean management: opportunities, challenges and experience” in Oslo, Norway. The seminar was organised…


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What can Norway learn from Mare Nullius? (And vice versa)

MLadstein , October 25th, 2019


In this post, Matthew Simpson sheds light on future sea-level rise projections for the Norwegian coastline and offers some thoughts on how Norwegian scenarios might contribute to –…


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Islands on the Move? Glimpses of loss and damage from Solomon Islands

MLadstein , August 22nd, 2019


Prior to the UNFCCC COP23 climate change conference held in Bonn, Germany in November 2017 (and hosted by Fiji as COP23 Presidency), new research from Australian ocean and…


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Why is the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) important for Pacific Island countries?

MLadstein , July 24th, 2019


Article by Sunil Kumar Pariyar and Noel Keenlyside. On April 13, 2015, tropical cyclone PAM hit Vanuatu (a Pacific Island country) with a devastating speed of 250km/hour. This…


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The Language of Ocean Governance: An Anthropological View of a Global Village

MLadstein , July 4th, 2019


In this post, anthropologist Jennifer Telesca takes a deep-dive into the intricacies of the United Nations as a field research site, and how high-level global negotiations over the…


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Mare Nullius at Bergen Summer Research School

MLadstein , July 2nd, 2019


Over the last couple of weeks, the University of Bergen has hosted the Bergen Summer Research School, bringing together PhD students and junior researchers from a wide range…


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Collaboration and boundary-making in the Blue Pacific

MLadstein , March 14th, 2019


Edvard* has been kept quite busy here in Bergen since the start of the new year, but when the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and its ocean…


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The Mare Nullius Document Collection website is up and running!

MLadstein , February 17th, 2019


We are pleased to announce that our online, open-access Document Collection has officially been launched! While the Document Collection is still a work in progress, Phase One of the…


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