Defense of dissertation- Lena Schøning

Schøning will publicly defend her PhD-thesis on August 27th. The event is taking place in Auditorium 3 at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway. 

Trial lecture - 10.15

"The Norwegian implementation of ocean management: Substantive rules and practical responsibilites"

Disputation - 12.15

Lena Schøning is defending her dissertation for the degree of Ph.D. in law. Her thesis is titled "A Critical Assessment of the Contribution of Integrated Ocean Management to Protection of the Marine Enviroments". The disputation is to be led by Professor Lena R. L. Bendiksen, Dean at The UiT - Faculty of Law.

The assessment committee is comprised of:

The defense will also be streamed via this link:

Short summary of the thesis; 

"This dissertation asks how integrated ocean management contributes to protection of the marine environment. This is analyzed through three papers that discuss three cross-cutting themes: (1) Abstract and practical variants of integrated ocean management; (2) How to approach protection of the marine environment; (3) How to assess the contribution of integrated ocean management to protection of the marine environment. The dissertation concludes that the potential of (integrated) ocean management to contribute to protection of the marine environment is limited. Integrated ocean management primarily contributes to more restricted environmental objectives. The conclusion entails that preceding a claim that ocean management or governance contributes to protection of the marine environment should be an experimental explanation, perhaps resulting from a problem analysis, of how the ocean management mandate, instrument, or concept possibly responds to the environmental problems and approaches that protecting the marine environment demands."

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