Women, heritage & navigation in the Pacific

Women, heritage & navigation in the Pacific

Women, heritage & navigation in the Pacific 1659 904 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Spain

Using historical maritime archaeological methods, this project will investigate the role of Indigenous women in oceans’ activities in the Pacific Islands in order to highlight the importance of Indigenous women knowledge for environmental security.

This study will be aligned with the approach of the Science-Policy Platform of the United Nations of working with indigenous and local knowledge to offer solutions to environmental challenges. Environmental security is concerned with ecological emergencies such as climate change, food security or biodiversity loss and its effects on the security of people and societies. Indigenous peoples in general emphasise the spiritual nature of their relationship with the land or the oceans, which is basic to their existence and to their sustainable use of the oceans.

Start Date: 08/01/2024
End Date: 30/07/2027

Lead Contact: Elena Perez-Alvaro (perezalvaro.elena@oceansheritage.com)

challenges: 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy, 5- Ocean-Climate Nexus, 10- Behaviour Change
ocean_basins: South Pacific Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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