About this Research Topic
The central theme of this Research Topic is the functioning of the oceans and their inhabitants, including their interactions with air and land in the context of society, economics and the rule of law.
Our goal is to provide researchers with a perspective on how existing cutting-edge research is cross-cultural and bridges technological, biophysical, economic and governance boundaries to provide scientific findings that advance theory, inform and eventually advance policy. The breadth of the topic provides a venue for contributions at all environmental scales.
The goal is to compile contributions that range from global scales (GIS, big data and law of the sea) through regional scales (national level governance, fisheries, autonomous vehicles, data loggers, animal models), to microscopic scales (new microscopy techniques; i.e. 2 photon microscopy, etc.) to biomolecular scales, metabolomics, proteomics and molecular biology at large. The thread that provides context is water and society.
True to our cross-disciplinary theme we will consider contributions in any format including focused research studies using new tools to “how to papers” on new tools, critiques of new tools, as well as papers that focus on societal issues, including regulation, ethics, and privacy, and the unexpected consequences of successful conservation and restoration ecology.
Keywords: Marine Technology, Restoration Ecololgy, Molecular Tools, Ocean Governance, Environmental Technology
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.