New editorial of npj Ocean Sustainability has MARE researcher Catarina Frazão Santos as Editor-In-Chiefe

There’s a new editorial of npj Ocean Sustainability and MARE’s researcher Catarina Frazão Santos is the Editor-in-Chiefe. This new interdisciplinary journal aims to provide a unique forum for sharing research, critically debating issues, and advancing practical solutions to achieve ocean sustainability. The ocean and people are deeply interconnected. Thus, decision-makers require integrative, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary knowledge to design solutions and approaches based on the multitude of visions for what a sustainable ocean entails. For that reason, the journal recognizes the benefits of knowledge pluralism and equally welcomes research from natural and social sciences; from marine ecology to Indigenous Studies; from the legal, policy, and management sciences to medical sciences, to arts and humanities.

“I’m really looking forward to contributing to creating a notable forum for sharing and critically debating innovative and integrative solutions and approaches to support ocean sustainability at multiple levels. I am thrilled to see the upcoming research that will be submitted to the journal, and excited to work with an esteemed group of Associate Editors and a distinguished Editorial Board with members from across the globe. The journal will equally welcome research from natural and social sciences, recognizing the fundamental role of understanding and integrating the human dimension into ocean research and management to effectively ensure sustainability. It will also welcome local and global research, from all ocean basins, developed and developing coastal states, and particularly small island developing nations. As the ocean is one, solutions and approaches must be integrative, equitable, recognize interlinkages, and allow decision-makers to perceive the “full picture” of what a sustainable ocean entails. This is what we want to support with npj Ocean Sustainability”, shared Catarina Frazão in the journal.