A Sea of Connections

Contextualizing Fisheries in the South Pacific Region (SOCPacific)

Welcome to our SOCPacific website – for an overview, please download our Project Flyer!

SOCPacific has been set up in response to the Franco-German Call in Humanities and Social Sciences (FRAL) jointly run by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). It will be funded by these two national research funding institutions for three years (mid-2018 to mid-2021).

This project is based on an institutional partnership between the French National Research Institute for Development (www.IRD.fr) and the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (www.leibniz-ZMT.de). Its principal investigators are Elodie Fache (Anthropology) and Annette Breckwoldt (Marine ecology + Social sciences). The core team includes 13 additional persons (9 researchers and 4 PhD students).

The interdisciplinary project anchors in anthropology, geography and political ecology, in dialogue with natural sciences (marine biology, ecology, geology). It offers a cross-sectional and multi-level approach to fisheries in Oceania, based largely on empirical social science research.

Dr. Elodie Fache: elodie.fache@ird.fr

Dr. Annette Breckwoldt: annette.breckwoldt@leibniz-zmt.de