The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference 2018

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is delighted to announce that the 2018 Annual International Conference will take place at Cardiff University.


Call-for-papers is open!

Find out more at: 


Society and the Sea 2018 – Call for Papers



University of Greenwich, London, UK.

The Greenwich Maritime Centre in partnership with National Maritime is pleased to announce its second Society and the Sea conference:




The call-for-papers is now live and we are welcoming submissions:

please visit:



Please Download and Share the Call-for-Papers PDF Leaflet

Please Download and Share the Save-the-Date PDF Leaflet


New Economics Foundation – Blue New Deal – Graham’s story

Over the last three years, the New Economics Foundation has been working alongside hundreds of people to develop the Blue New Deal – a plan to transform Britain’s coastal economies for the future, so they deliver good jobs, increased wellbeing and economic sustainability – all while supporting a healthier coastal and marine environment.

Today, NEF is launching a video that tells the story of Graham Doswell, a third generation small scale fisher from Eastbourne, who has led a community effort to secure a better future for the inshore fishing community, local residents and visitors. To make development work for people, we need to put them in control. Graham’s story shows what can be achieved when local people and businesses have the power to decide what success should look like in their town or city.

Watch: building better coastal economies

Please help us share the video to help Graham’s story reach more people and inspire others to join NEF in this work.

To get in touch with NEF and find out more about the Blue New Deal, you can contact Fernanda Balata on 

Society and the Sea 2018 – Conference Call for Papers

Society and the Sea 2018

Our Call-for-Papers is now open and we are welcoming submissions!

We are using Google Forms to allow for papers, sessions and posters. You do not have to complete the entire form, only those sections that are applicable. A full rundown of the conferences and its themes is available on the Google Form:

The deadline for submissions is Friday 16th February 2018.

Any queries can be emailed to

Too Big to Ignore – Social Wellbeing and the Values of Small-scale Fisheries

Too Big To Ignore (TBTI has published a book on the “Social Wellbeing and the Values of Small-scale Fisheries” edited by Derek Johnson, Natasha Stacey, Julie Urquhart and Greenwich Maritime Centre’s director Tim Acott!

This book advances discussions of values in fisheries by showing the rich theoretical insights and connections possible when value is ground in a multi-dimensional social well being approach. Questions of value have long been a central, if often unacknowledged, concern in maritime studies and in research on fisheries. Social scientists have looked at changing perceptions of value as coastal regions and fisheries have industrialized, economic interconnections have deepened, ecosystems have been depleted, shifts in population have occurred, and governance arrangements have been transformed.

You can find out more, and links to order, here: