David Goldsborough

Senior lecturer researcher Marine Policy at Van Hall Larenstein

Dósent og vísindamaður við Van Hall Larenstein

David Goldsborough is a senior lecturer/researcher Marine Policy at Van Hall Larenstein (VHL), University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. He is an environmental scientist by training who spent the first 15 years of his career on education and applied research on soil contamination, nature conservation and water quality management. Since 2002 he has been teaching courses in Coastal and Marine Management bachelor program. From 2009 till 2013 David worked for the Centre for Marine Policy as a senior researcher Maritime Spatial Planning on the EU funded projects JAKFISH, MASPNOSE, MESMA and DAMARA. He has also advised on MSFD implementation in the Netherlands. David is a member of four ICES expert groups and a ICES strategic initiative on human dimensions in integrated ecosystem assessment. He also leads the works package governance of MPA’s in the COST project MARCONS (=Advancing marine conservation in European and contiguous seas). His current teaching focuses on marine policy, marine spatial planning, sustainable island management, and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. He also teaches two master courses: an ecology course for the University of Twente and currently a marine spatial planning course here at the University Centre of the Westfjords. His key research interest is on the science-policy-practice interface in marine conservation with emphasis on documenting and understanding marine governance.



Governance of Marine Protected Areas (COST MarCons)

The integration of social and economic science in Integrated Ecosystem Assessments (ICES SIHD)

Balancing Economic, Social and Ecologoical Objectives. (ICES WGBESEO)

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