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, cultural, and economic processes defining the shifting terrain of the ocean frontier.
|Presenter||Jessica Lehman*, Durham University, Marine cultural heritage and the frontiers of ocean politics||20||3:05 PM|
|Presenter||Jennifer Silver*, The University of Guelph, Breathing new life into an old model: debt-restructuring for marine protection and planning in Small Island Developing State Exclusive Economic Zones||20||3:25 PM|
|Presenter||Peter Vandergeest*, York University, Free and Unfree Workers at Sea: Southeast Asian Frontiers in Regulating Labour Relations in Industrial Fishing||20||3:45 PM|
|Presenter||Leslie Acton*, Colorado State University, Rebecca L Gruby, Colorado State University, Territorial entanglements in large scale ocean governance: Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument||20||4:05 PM|
|Presenter||Anna Zalik*, York University, Mining the Seabed, Enclosing the Area: Proprietary Knowledge and the Geopolitics of the Extractive Frontier Beyond National Jurisdiction||20||4:25 PM|
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