Critical Approaches to Ocean Planning

Type: Panel
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Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Poydras, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
Organizers: Noëlle Boucquey
Chairs: Kevin St. Martin


Ocean planning is growing in scope and influence globally, moving beyond local coastal management or pockets of marine protected areas, to include ambitious efforts to develop spatial plans covering wide swaths of national and territorial seas. At the beginning of this movement, most research focused on identifying best practices for ocean planning (e.g. stakeholder participation, “fair” distribution, considering future uses). More recently, a growing number of scholars are examining planning efforts critically, asking questions such as: How are environments and communities imagined and produced via the mapping and management practices of ocean planning? How are state and private entities wielding power over spaces and bodies through these practices? In what ways do the material realities of oceans and non-human actors affect management discourses and practices? What fundamental shifts in the theory and practice of oceans governance do they signify and promote? This panel aims to explore and expand the conversations surrounding ocean planning with other scholars working across disciplinary and theoretical contexts. Our purpose is to engage with new questions and innovative research methods to advance the discussion and critical research on material, technological, and epistemological engagements with ocean planning.


Type Details Minutes
Introduction Noëlle Boucquey Eckerd College 10
Panelist Katherine Sammler California State University - Maritime Academy 10
Panelist Leslie Acton Colorado State University 10
Panelist Lauren Drakopulos University of Washington 10
Panelist Noella Gray University of Guelph 10
Panelist Kevin St. Martin Rutgers University 10

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