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Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity (HIFMB)
at the University of Oldenburg and Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI)

 Kimberley Peters web

Kimberley Peters is a human geographer by training whose work focuses on the governance of non-terrestrial spaces, namely the seas and oceans. With both historic and contemporary focus her work has considered polar and temperate seas and she takes a particular interest in the mobilities of shipping and formulation and operation of routeing projects. She has published widely in this area including the book ‘Waterworlds: Human Geographies of the Ocean’ (2014, reprinted in paperback 2016). She is currently Professor of Marine Governance at the Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity (HIFMB) in Germany.

Research projects / interests:

  • The geo-logics of territory driving marine management approaches;
  • The histories of shipping and routeing projects for environmental protection;
  • The use of the seas and oceans for illicit means and modes of enforcement against them;

For publications visit: Kimberley's publications page

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Areas of interest: 

  • Marine and Maritime Governance
  • Territories and Space
  • History
  • Environmental Management
  • Geopolitics
  • Human Geography
  • Music and Soundscapes

Keywords: Human and More-than-Human Geographies; Marine and Maritime Governance; Territory; Geopolitics