Friday, September 18, 2020

Article collection in
Frontiers in Marine Sciences:
"Ocean Sciences and Ethics"

Dear IAPG members,

In collaboration with the journal "Frontiers in Marine Science", we are bringing together a selected group of international experts to contribute to an open-access article collection on: "Ocean Sciences and Ethics" (

Guest Editors: 
Michele Barbier, Institute for Science, Ethics, Nice, France (
Angel Borja, Technological Center Expert in Marine and Food Innovation (AZTI), Pasaia, Spain;
Johannes Karstensen, GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Michelle Scobie, The University of the West Indies St. Augustine, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Our main goal is to bring together original research papers, perspectives, and reviews focusing on research, recommendations and guiding principles on the many ethical challenges and issues that scientists and industries may face when conducting research activities or develop innovation at sea. Given the large expertise in your network, we would like to encourage you to contribute to this collection. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review to guarantee high scientific quality and relevance to the subject.  

We would like to receive a short note of interest (to be sent to or a short abstracts (or a short description outlining your general idea) by 27 October 2020 and manuscripts for peer-review by 31 May 2021. Of course, these deadlines can be discussed case by case to take into account possible delays. When we will be aware of your interest in submitting a paper, you will receive an official message from the journal containing all the instructions for submitting a contribution. Please accept or decline this call for papers to let us know if you are interested in participating.

We think this Research Topic will be well received by the community and we would be honoured if you agreed to contribute. In case you are not interested in participating, but know someone that might be, please feel free to share this information with them. Thanks for considering and we look forward to your reply.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to directly contact the Frontiers in Marine Science team (

All the best,

Michèle Barbier
on behalf of the Topic Editors

(IAPG-France co-coordinator)


IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics

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