Why is the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) important for Pacific Island countries?

Written by Sunil Kumar Pariyar and Noel Keenlyside, this post offers a closer look at central drivers of weather and climate patterns and their ties to extreme weather events in the Pacific Islands region. On April 13, 2015, tropical cyclone PAM hit Vanuatu (a Pacific Island country) with a devastating speed of 250km/hour. This category Read More …

The Language of Ocean Governance: An Anthropological View of a Global Village

In this post, anthropologist Jennifer Telesca takes a deep-dive into the intricacies of the United Nations as a field research site, and how high-level global negotiations over the world’s High Seas and their resources can be understood through an anthropological lens. First in 1958, then in 1982, the United Nations Convention on the Law of Read More …

Mare Nullius at Bergen Summer Research School

Over the last couple of weeks, the University of Bergen has hosted the Bergen Summer Research School, bringing together PhD students and junior researchers from a wide range of disciplines and countries.┬áThe focus for this year’s summer school was how scientists and academics can make their research have an impact on policy making relating to Read More …