Robert Blasiak

Robert Blasiak

Robert Blasiak is a research fellow in ocean management at Stockholm University in Sweden. He is a researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, where he focuses on the sustainable management of ocean resources, and ocean stewardship. His recent work has dealt with issues surrounding the conservation and equitable use of marine genetic resources.

A fogbow seen off the back deck of NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer during the second Voyage to the Ridge 2022 expedition. (NOAA photo, Ocean Exploration, Voyage to the Ridge 2022)

The high seas are supposed to belong to everyone – a new U.N. treaty aims to make it law

By: and - March 10, 2023

It may come as a surprise to fellow land-dwellers, but the ocean actually accounts for most of the habitable space on our planet. Yet a big chunk of it has been left largely unmanaged. It’s a vast global common resource, and the focus of a new treaty called the biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) agreement. […]