Exploring how social-ecological systems work in the coastal and marine environments by developing both better a conceptual and empirical basis for its better knowledge and use.
Our research line is characterized by the interdisciplinary pooling of knowledge to provide scientific basis to solve concrete social problems of sustainability inside a social-ecological paradigm. We are developing research and applications in the frontier between social and natural systems, how they work and interact, how to cope with present and emerging, local and global environmental problems and the role, if any, that science and regulations might play in it. The group has a long and successful history in the Coordination of International Cooperation Projects, two decades dedicated to scientific and technical training in Namibia. Our most basic topics of research include social-ecological research, sustainable exploitation of living marine resources, operational oceanography and fisheries (professional and recreational), ocean and coastal management and functional ecology.