São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Ocean Interdisciplinary Research and Governance

Given the complexity of current environmental challenges, such as climate change and biodiversity conservation and governance, the interdisciplinary approach to science has gained increased awareness and use in the global scientific community. In parallel, ocean sustainability is a topic of concern and often voiced in international fora.

These discussions stress the need to promote ocean governance coupled with a greater understanding of oceanographic processes. Ocean science, however, is still fragmented and many scientists lack training to understand and apply interdisciplinary and integrated approaches to their research to support decision making. This lack of training has created a strong demand for the promotion of interdisciplinarity in ocean research and more effective collaboration among natural and social sciences, local knowledge, and public policies.

Our goal is to provide graduate students with advanced knowledge on interdisciplinary ocean research and integrated science and governance, including issues related to public policy. Participants will discuss relevant themes with renowned scientists in a multidisciplinary and multicultural context.

  • Institution

    Instituto Oceanográfico - USP

  • Field of Knowledge


  • Academic Director

    Alexander Turra

  • Grant Number


  • Date

    2018-08-13 to 2018-08-25

  • Registration Deadline


  • Site


  • City

    São Paulo

  • Keywords

    Ocean Science, Environment, Biodiversity and Climate change

  • Program Hide


    Mr. Alan Simcock, Joint Coordinator of the United Nations Group of Experts of the Regular Process for the assessment of the state of the world’s oceans, IOC/UNESCO; 

    Dr. Alberto Piola, Research Director of the Departamento de Oceanografia del Servicio de Hidrografia Naval de la Argentina, Professor at Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales da Universidad de Buenos Aires; 

    Dr. Angelo Fraga Bernardino, Associated Professor of the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil; 

    Dr. Anne Langaas Gossé, senior consultant of the Norwegian Environment Agency; 

    Dr. Anthony T. Charles, Professor of the Environmental Science Department and Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University; Director at the Community Conservation Research Network; 

    Dr. Billiana Cicin-Sain, Director of the Gerard J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy, Professor of the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, University of Delaware, USA (to be confirmed); 

    Dr. Cristiana Simão Seixas, Researcher of the Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas Ambientais da Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil; 

    Dr. Daniel Suman, Professor of the Department of Marine Ecosystems and Society, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, USA; 

    Dr. Fabio Hissa Viera Hazin, Associated Professor of the Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil; 

    Dr. Frank Edgar Muller-Karger, Full Professor of the University of South Florida, USA; 

    Dr. Luiz Drude de Lacerda, Full Professor of the Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil; 

    Dr. Patrizia Ragii Abdallah, Associated Professor at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (to be confirmed); 

    Dr. Pedro Jacobi, Full Professor of the School of Education and Graduate Program of Environmental Science at the Institute of Energy and Environment of the University of São Paulo and Head of Scientific Division of Management, Science and Environmental Technology at Institute of Energy and Environment of the University of São Paulo, Brazil; 

    Dr. Tércio Ambrizzi, Full Professor at Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of São Paulo and coordinator of the INterdisciplinary CLimate INvestigation cEnter (INCLINE) of the University of São Paulo; 

    Dr. Wagner Menezes, Full professor at the Curitiba Law School and Associated Professor at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.