Dr. Lucia Fanning
Dalhousie University Marine Affairs
Lucia Fanning is professor, Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University. Her research spans multiple scales from local to global and includes research in integrated coastal and marine management and regional ocean governance in numerous areas around the world including the Caribbean, Central and South America, Asia and North America. Research studies include understanding the factors affecting social acceptance of existing and emerging uses of the coastal and marine environment (e.g. aquaculture); the roles of policy networks and their different underlying knowledge systems in influencing marine policy decisions; the role of key and emerging policy actors, including resource users and members of civil society, in managing marine resources; the assessment and effectiveness of evolving oceans governance regimes in managing marine uses, including those in areas beyond national jurisdiction; contemporary marine piracy and ecosystem-based approaches to the management of coastal and marine space and use.