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Future of Marine-Dependent Societies: Climate Change and Fishing Communities

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 30, 2018 03:50 PM - - last modified Aug 25, 2023 11:10 AM

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de May 29, 2019 - 02:30 PM
a May 29, 2019 - 06:00 PM


Alfredo Bosi Room

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The cycle of debates on the Future of Marine-Dependent Societies invites an anthropologist and an economist who investigate socio-ecological changes associated with climate change in coastal communities of India, Africa, and Oceania. As a counterpoint, Brazilian studies will be represented by researchers from the Fisheries Ecosystems Laboratory of USP' Oceanographic Institute (LABPESQ / IO-USP).

The debate aims to discuss transdisciplinary approaches applied in different socio-economic contexts and communities of fishermen that are distinct from the global ocean.

With an emphasis on climate vulnerability, the debaters will share some insightful aspects covered by the multilateral consortium GULLS (Global Understanding and Learning for Local Solutions), as well as new perspectives for mitigation and adaptation agendas.

Shankar Aswani Canela (Rhodes University, South Africa) will present local forms of coastal-marine governance, food security, and livelihoods in a changing climate, as well as indigenous and local knowledge systems in communities of Africa and Oceania. Shyam Salim (Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, India) will discuss climate impacts on resources, vulnerability assessments, and engagement of local actors in his country.

This is the second international event of the cycle, that has been originated from the project The Future of Marine-dependent Societies: Climate Change, Innequalities and Cooperation in Complex Socio-ecological Systems, developed by Professor Mary Gasalla (IO-USP) in 2016 during her participation in IEA's Sabbatical Year Program.

The next themes to be addressed by the cycle are:

  • Future of Marine-dependent Societies: Innequalities and the Blue Economy;
  • Future of Marine-dependent Societies: Cooperation and SDGs.



IEA's Sabbatical Year Program


São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Oceanographic Institute (IO-USP)

GULLS Project (Brasil / FAPESP)

Fisheries Ecosystems Laboratory (LABPESQ / IO-USP)

Belmont Forum


2:30 pm

Opening remarks
Mary Gasalla (IO-USP and IEA-USP)

3:00 pm

Thematic Session 1 – Coastal Human Ecology for studying marine-dependent communities
Shankar Aswani Canela (Rhodes University, South Africa)

4:00 pm

Thematic Session 2 –  Climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation plans in Indian marine fisheries
Shyam Salim (CMFRI, India)

5:00 pm

Discussion Panel Session

5:30 pm

Key-messages and concluding remarks

The event will be broadcast live at