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Governance of socio-ecological systems

Les socio-écosystèmes sous l'angle du politique : pour une dissection du concept de gouvernance

Exploring the land-ocean continuum: Coastal zones, river deltas, islands and wetlands

À la découverte du continuum terre-océan : zones côtières, deltas, îles et zones humides

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Published on Thursday, May 11, 2017


The European University Institute of the Sea of Brest is hosting a summer school on the governance of socio-ecological systems (GOSES), which is a rapidly emerging issue in many environment related disciplines and especially sustainability science. The GOSES summer school is organized jointly by the CNRS (French National Research Council) and SENSE (Netherlands Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment).



The European University Institute of the Sea of Brest is hosting a Summer School on the Governance of Socio-Ecological Systems (SES), which is a rapidly emerging issue in many environment related disciplines and especially sustainability science. The GOSES Summer School is organized jointly by the CNRS (French National Research Council) and SENSE (Netherlands Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment).

The GOSES Summer School is designed not only for doctoral students, but also for post-docs and faculty members, who wish to further explore the governance of socio-ecological systems, discuss cutting-edge research with peers and established scholars alike, and develop specific skills such as presenting and discussing research, co-writing papers, modeling socio-ecological systems and performing fieldwork.

This edition aims at bringing together scholars who work on socio-ecological systems and are interested in its governance at different levels, from local to regional to global, and from different perspectives, including ecology, biology, agronomy, geography, planning, management, economics, anthropology, sociology, political science, international relations and the emerging discipline of sustainability science. The specific focus of this edition will be the land-ocean continuum: coastal zones, river deltas, islands and wetlands.

The program of the GOSES Summer School will feature not only in situ observation of the socio-ecological system of the Iroise marine natural park, where the land-water continuum is prominent and where local stakeholders are actively engaged in dealing with green-blue infrastructure. Based on their observations, participants will also attempt to perform participatory research on the sustainability of this socio-ecological system with the support of local scholars, practitioners and citizens.

The course will take place in an environment that favors mutual learning, exchange and conviviality, surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Brittany.


  • CNRS, French Network of LTER Sites
  • SENSE, Netherlands Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment

Organizing Team

  • Camille Mazé, CNRS, France (coordinator)
  • Olivier Ragueneau, CNRS, France
  • Jon Marco Church, University of Reims, France
  • Ad van Dommelen, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Confirmed Speakers

  • Jampel Dell’Angelo, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Graham Epstein, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Hervé Fritz, CNRS, France
  • Chloé Guerbois, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
  • Alejandro Iglesias Campos, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO
  • Sharon Moran, State University of New York, United States
  • Adrien Estève, Sciences Po Paris, France
  • Ghassen Halouani, University of Caen, France
  • Kari de Pryck, Sciences Po Paris, France
  • Koen Tieskens, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Leonardo Orlando, Sciences Po Paris, France
  • Stéphane Ondo Ze, University of Reims, France 


  • Social-Ecological Systems
  • Ecosystems
  • Environmental Regions
  • Governance - Scale
  • Local
  • Regional
  • Global
  • Sustainability
  • Integrated Approaches
  • Diagnostic Frameworks
  • Boundary Work
  • Participative Research
  • Coastal Areas
  • River Deltas
  • Islands
  • Wetlands
  • Fisheries
  • Parks
  • Landscapes
  • Food Systems
  • Irrigation Schemes
  • Aquifers
  • River Basins
  • Regional Seas
  • Oceans
  • Biodiversity
  • Endangered Species


  • Sustainability Science
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Ecology
  • Biology
  • Sociology
  • Political Science 
  • nternational Relations
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Agronomics
  • Geography
  • Planning
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • any discipline related to ecosystems, society, governance and sustainability






The tuition fee covers all standard costs related to the GOSES Summer School, except travel and accommodation. Those submitting their inscription before 15 May 2017 will pay a reduced tuition. Each participant is responsible for his or her own travel to Brest. The organizers found a convenient accommodation solution near the venue at a student friendly price. All participants are of course most welcome to join in, but participants are free to find their own accommodation elsewhere, if they prefer. Local transportation, the fieldtrip, coffee breaks, lunches, planned drinks and three dinners are free of charge for all enrolled participants. The tuition fee and accommodation package need to be paid in advance.

  • Tuition: 400 euros (early bird) - 480 euros (full price)
  • Accommodation: 120 euros (optional)


If you are interested in attending, you must inscribe yourself as soon as possible. Inscriptions will open on 4 May 2017 and are on a first-come first-serve basis.

The deadline for inscriptions is 1st June 2017 (early bird: 15 May 2017),

but inscriptions may be closed at an earlier date if full capacity is met. In this case, a waiting list will be created. We expect the program to fill quickly. Your enrolment will be confirmed upon receipt of your payment. Those who have already pre-registered please notice that you need to go through the inscription process and submit your payment in order for your participation to be confirmed.

Inscriptions must be submitted through the following website: www.azur-colloque.fr/DR17/inscription/inscription/66

Modalités pratiques pour le personnel du CNRS et les membres du réseau des Zones ateliers

Ce programme fait aussi partie de l’action nationale de formation (ANF) du CNRS sur « Les socio-écosystèmes sous l’angle du politique : pour une dissection du concept de gouvernance ». Dans ce cadre, jusqu’à 10 personnels du CNRS et 5 membres d’UMR bénéficient d’une bourse qui couvre les frais d’inscription, l’hébergement et les repas. Malheureusement, l’ANF ne couvre pas les frais de déplacement des boursiers. Cette initiative rentre aussi dans le cadre du réseau des Zones ateliers. Grace à ce soutien, jusqu’à 10 membres du réseau des Zones ateliers pourront bénéficier d’une bourse qui couvre aussi les frais de transport dans la limite du financement disponible. La langue de travail pour cet atelier international sera l’anglais.

Si vous êtes intéressé à participer, vous devez vous inscrire dès que possible. Les inscriptions ouvriront le 3 mai 2017 et suivront le principe du premier arrivé, premier servi, à condition que vous soyez effectivement personnel du CNRS et/ou membre du réseau des Zones ateliers. La date limite pour les inscriptions est le 15 mai 2017, mais elles peuvent être fermées à l’avance si le nombre maximum de participants a été atteint. Ceux qui se sont déjà préenregistrés doivent s’inscrire et leur inscription doit être confirmée par les organisateurs pour pouvoir participer. Les inscriptions du personnel du CNRS et des membres du réseau des Zones ateliers s’effectuent uniquement par le biais du lien suivant.

Aucun paiement ne sera demandé aux personnels du CNRS aux membres d’UMR dans la limite des places disponibles : www.azur-colloque.fr/DR17/inscription/inscription/66/fr

Important : merci d’utiliser ce uniquement si vous êtes personnel du CNRS ou d’une UMR ou encore membre du réseau des Zones ateliers)


  • Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer - Rue Dumont d’Urville
    Plouzané, France (29280)
  • Hôtel Restaurant le Château de Sable - 38 Rue de l'Europe
    Porspoder, France (29840)


  • Thursday, June 01, 2017

Attached files


  • socio-écosystème, politique, gouvernance, continuum, terre, océan, zone côtière, delta, île, zone humide


  • Camille Mazé
    courriel : camille [dot] maze [at] univ-brest [dot] fr

Information source

  • Jon Marco Church
    courriel : jon-marco [dot] church [at] univ-reims [dot] fr


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« Governance of socio-ecological systems », Summer School, Calenda, Published on Thursday, May 11, 2017, https://doi.org/10.58079/xlo

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