• Container ship on Egypt's Suez Canal

    Container ship on Egypt's Suez Canal

  • Turtle hatchlings seeing daylight for the 1st time in Seychelles

    Turtle hatchlings seeing daylight for the 1st time in Seychelles

  • Hole in the wall off South Africa's Wild Coast

    Hole in the wall off South Africa's Wild Coast

  • Ferry boat with cars on the Nile

    Ferry boat with cars on the Nile

  • Hermine Batters Cameroon Coast causing Erosion

    Hermine Batters Cameroon Coast causing Erosion

  • MV Mtafiti Family

    The MV Mtafiti Crew

The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS) is an international, interdisciplinary research institute located in Potsdam, financed by the German Federal Min istry of Education and Research and the Federal State of Brandenburg . As a part of the institute’s Sustainability Governance P rogramme, the IASS focus es on Ocean Governance and seek s to identify pathways for sustainability transformations in the Ocean. In this field , IASS is working closely with and advising governmental and intergove rnmental institutions. Current research within the Ocean Governance team includes:

  • Advancing innovation in and strengthening governance of ocean and coastal ecosystems
  • Developing new forms of governance for areas beyond national jurisdiction
  • Building a partnership for regional ocean governance
  • Implementing the Agenda 2030 (Sustainable Development Goals) for the Ocean and Coasts
  • Developing ecological safeguards for deep sea mining

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