Mathilde Morel


PhD Research Fellow in Law

Job description

I hold a master's degree (LLM) in Law and an LLM in International Law of the Sea from UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Currently, I am a PhD Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law and the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea (NCLOS) at UiT. I have previous work experience from, among other things, law practice where I have worked within a number of corporate law fields, work in a student-run legal aid office, as well as from work in the public administration sector.

My doctoral research (which you can read about under "research") is an integral part of the interdisciplinary project conducted by the research group for seafood science at the Norwegian College of Fishery Science, UiT, titled 'Secure - Novel Marine Resources for Food Security and Food Safety.' For more details about the overall project, go to: https://en.uit.no/project/secure.

 


  • Lena Schøning, Vera Helene Hausner, Mathilde Morel :
    Law and sustainable transitions: An analysis of aquaculture regulation
    Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Margherita Paola Poto, Edel O. Elvevoll, Monica Alterskjær Sundset, Karl-Erik Eilertsen, Mathilde Morel, Ida-Johanne Jensen :
    Suggestions for a systematic regulatory approach to ocean plastics
    Foods 16. September 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Margherita Paola Poto, Mathilde Morel :
    Suggesting an Extensive Interpretation of the Concept of Novelty That Looks at the Bio-Cultural Dimension of Food
    Sustainability 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Margherita Paola Poto, Mathilde Daasvatn Morel, Edel Oddny Elvevoll, Ole K. Fauchland, Sigrid Eskeland Schütz, Sofie Elise Quist et al.:
    Legal pathways towards sustainable blue food systems in the aquaculture sector : Interdisciplinary workshop and roundtable discussion 10 January 2024.
    Septentrio Reports 2024 ARKIV / DOI
  • Lena Schøning, Mathilde Daasvatn Morel :
    Innspill til NOU 2023:23 helhetlig forvaltning av akvakultur for bærekraftig verdiskapning
    2024
  • Sigrid Eskeland Schütz, Ole Kristian Fauchald, Margherita Paola Poto, Mathilde Daasvatn Morel, Edel Oddny Elvevoll, Lena Schøning et al.:
    Legal pathways towards sustainable blue food systems in the aquaculture sector
    UiT Norges arktiske universitet 2024
  • Konstantinos Deligiannis Virvos, Nikolaos Gkikas, Mazyar Ahmad, Mana Elise Hera Tugend, Mathilde Daasvatn Morel, Dany Channraksmeychhoukroth et al.:
    Introduction to the outcomes of the 2023 NCLOS Conference on "Ocean Commons"
    NCLOS Blog 2024
  • Lena Schøning, Mathilde Morel :
    På tide å akselerere det grønne skiftet for oppdrettsnæringa?
    Fiskeribladet 16. August 2023 FULLTEKST
  • Mathilde Daasvatn Morel :
    C. NORWAY
    Yearbook of International Environmental Law 26. September 2023 DOI
  • Lena Schøning, Mathilde Daasvatn Morel :
    Høringsuttalelse - vannforskriften § 12
    2023
  • Mathilde Daasvatn Morel :
    Sustainable Transition of the Norwegian Aquaculture Sector - A regulatory approach to enable sustainable blue food systems
    2023
  • Mathilde Daasvatn Morel :
    The Role of Law in a Sustainable Transition of the Norwegian Aquaculture Sector - Legal Pathways towards Regenerative Blue Food Systems in the Bioeconomy
    2023
  • Mathilde Daasvatn Morel :
    A Sustainable Transition of the Norwegian Aquaculture Sector - Regulatory approaches to enable sustainable blue food systems
    2023
  • Mathilde Daasvatn Morel :
    Grønn omstilling av norsk havbruksnæring - På tide med et regulatorisk rammeverk for lavtrofisk oppdrett?
    2023
  • Mathilde Daasvatn Morel :
    Regulating a Sustainable Transition of the Norwegian Aquaculture Sector - a Study of Limits and Opportunities Within Environmental Law
    2023
  • Mathilde Daasvatn Morel :
    Presentation of the SECURE project and PhD project at the Seafood Science Breakfast Club
    2023
  • Mathilde Daasvatn Morel :
    C. NORWAY
    Yearbook of International Environmental Law 30. September 2022 DOI
  • Sondre Sollid, Mathilde Daasvatn Morel :
    Can we make food for a growing global population in a sustainable way?
    24. March 2022
  • Mathilde Morel :
    Utnyttelse av marine ressurser fra lavere trofiske nivåer i norsk havbruksnæring - en rettslig studie
    2021
  • Mathilde Morel, Margherita Paola Poto :
    SECURE Novel Marine Resources for Food Security and Food Safety. The Role of Law
    2021

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    Research interests

    In my PhD thesis, I investigate the current and potential role of law in facilitating a sustainable transition, also known as "the green shift", within the Norwegian aquaculture sector as a food production system. From a critical perspective, I explore the opportunities, foundations and premises for the green shift to promote a bioeconomy based on sustainable and equitable blue food systems.

    The thesis focuses on the use of nature-based solutions for exploitation of nature's processes for safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystems in aquaculture practices. The focal point of my two case studies revolves around assessing existing and potential regulations related to regenerative aquaculture, with a particular focus on low-trophic marine species such as seaweed, kelp and mussels, as well as the development of sustainable value chains in fish feed production. Through various research, these are examples highlighted as possible pathways towards a bioeconomy and important premise suppliers for a green shift in the aquaculture sector. 

    The aim is to assess the extent to which current legislation (at international, EU/EEA and national law levels) contribute to and explore the potential of regulations and legal incentives as tools to promote the establishment of sustainable blue food systems in the Norwegian aquaculture industry.

    My PhD thesis has an interdisciplinary approach that extends beyond doctrinal legal research, incorporating diverse methodological perspectives such as critical legal theory, sociology of law, and regulatory governance theory. In addition, the thesis delves into different sectors and legal disciplines, and studies areas of law relevant to, among other things, the development of sustainable food systems, environmental planning, climate change, ocean management and sustainability transitions.


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