Ocean Frontiers I:

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Coastal and Marine Specialty Group, Political Geography Specialty Group, Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Madison B, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Elizabeth Havice, Anna Zalik
Chairs: Anna Zalik


Oceans, the resource inside and beneath them, and the movements of humans and goods through them have played a role in colonial histories, post-colonial state formation, and contemporary environmental politics. Today, the legal principles and territorialities of ocean resources are neither settled nor linked exclusively to the territory of the nation-state. The materiality of oceans and ocean resources is a part of these histories because their biophysical properties defy neat spatial and property categorizations. Oceans and ocean resources remain contested frontiers for resource production and conservation, state territorialization, firms’ competitive tactics and the application of science and technologies that render resources visible, accessible and valuable. Contests over resource access are intensifying as states, firms, diverse user groups and conservation agencies scramble to claim ocean resources and spaces that are being augmented or diminished in the face of environmental change. These sessions bring geographers from multiple sub-disciplines together to share research reflections on the on the combined ecological, political and economic processes defining the shifting terrain of the ocean frontier.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Amy Braun*, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC, Developing the Ocean Frontier through the United Nations Agenda 2030 20 1:10 PM
Presenter Noella Gray*, University of Guelph, Science, Territory, and the Making of the High Seas Conservation Frontier 20 1:30 PM
Presenter Elizabeth Havice*, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Lisa Campbell, Duke University, Amy Braun, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Science, scale and the frontier of governing mobile marine species 20 1:50 PM
Presenter Philip Steinberg*, Durham University, Ocean Frontiers 20 2:10 PM
Presenter Lisa Campbell*, Duke University, World-making through mapping: large marine protected areas and the transformation of the global ocean 20 2:30 PM

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