SOLAS Science and Society.
An interdisciplinary and international workshop will take place at AUR, hosted by the Master in Food Studies, on 14 and 15 June 2017. The workshop will bring together natural and social scientists to research topics of interest to the Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) community and that are relevant for society as a whole. The interactions between the ocean and the lower atmosphere have a deep societal impact that goes from food cycle to local development and climate change, to mention a few. However, scientific results are often difficult to translate into the wider public discourse and rarely support consistent political actions. The workshop will focus on air-sea interactions in policy and international stewardship of the open ocean.
The M.A. in Food Studies: Policies for sustainable production and consumption is a cross disciplinary program that aims to provide knowledge and skills on the current situation and developments surrounding sustainable food production and consumption, and on how we affect the Earth’s resources with our food choices. It has inherent international dimensions but focuses on how associated policies and regulations are framed and implemented at regional, national and sub-national levels by the public and non-profit sectors as well as by the food industry.