Dr. Lucia Fanning
Marine Affairs Program
Dalhousie University, Canada
Dr. Lucia Fanning is currently teaching at Marine Affairs Program, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She has a B.Sc. (Honors) in Biochemistry from the University. Prior to joining the Dalhousie University, she served as the Project Manager for the World Bank/ Global Environment Facility-funded Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem Project which focuses on the sustainable management of the shared resources in the Wider Caribbean region. She is maintains a linkage with the project as one of its lead researcher in the area of regional ocean governance. For almost ten years, she worked for Environment Canada-Atlantic Region in a number of coastal and marine related technical and policy-advising related position, her research interests focus on the Caribbean and Atlantic Canada and include the roles of policy networks in influencing coastal and marine policy decisions; understanding the science /policy interface and the role of Different knowledge system in decision making; the assessment and effectiveness of evolving ocean governance regimes; and ecosystem-based approaches to the integrated management of coastal and marine spaces and use. Area of increasing research interests includes the multifaceted problem of piracy and complexity of issue surrounding the formulation and implementation of effective solution.
Her research spans multiple scales from local to global and includes research in integrated coastal and marine management and regional ocean governance in numerous areas around the world including the Caribbean, Central and South America, Asia and North America.