Dr Océane Marcone is a social scientist within the Sea and Society group. Her background is in environmental and institutional economics and sociology. She researches how humans and the marine and coastal environments interact. She uses both qualitative and quantitative data and methods to demonstrate the benefits (economic, social, cultural…) human retrieve from coastal and marine environments and their resources. Her work also investigates how environmental changes (e.g. impacts of Harmful Algal Blooms on shellfish farming in the Channel, S3-EuroHAB) and anthropogenic pressures impact those benefits (e.g. the impact of poor water quality on fisheries in Da Nang, Vietnam, ACCORD). She uses a cross-disciplinary approach encompassing economics, sociology and environmental sciences and works in close collaboration with a variety of stakeholders.
Her current work focuses on fisheries and aquaculture, in the UK and overseas (Indonesia, Viet-Nam, Western Indian Ocean). She researches the impacts and benefits of schemes such as ecolabel and certification and how to enhance them (SWEEP Project 002). Her work also investigates how benefits derived from small-scale tuna fishing are distributed along the value chain and how to better account for those fisheries in national tuna management strategies (Blue Communities Project 5 and MASMA/WIONAS project).
Her other research interests and previous work include investigating decision-making processes and natural resources management. Her PhD focused on the uses of economic environmental valuation in environmental decision-making processes (France). Her masters dissertations focused on coastal zone water governance (France) and coastal zone management (Croatia).
Océane's other research interests and previous work include investigating decision-making processes and natural resources management. She was involved in the Defra Natural Capital Project, focusing on the application of the natural capital approach in the marine environment.
Her PhD focused on the uses of economic environmental valuation in environmental decision-making processes (France). Her masters dissertations focused on coastal zone water governance (France) and coastal zone management (Croatia).
- Marine Spatial Planning Addressing Climate Effects (MSPACE, SMMR). Work-package co-lead. UKRI funded
- Sustainable Development and Resilience of UK Coastal Communities (ROCC, SMMR). Scientist. UKRI funded
- South West Partnership for Environment & Economic Prosperity (SWEEP). Impact Fellow. NERC funded
- Blue Communities: supporting coastal communities in SE Asia. Scientist. GCRF Capabilities Grant
- Addressing Challenges of Coastal Communities through Ocean Research for Developing Economies (ACCORD). Scientist. NERC ODA National Capabilit.
- S-3 EUROHAB - Sentinel products for detecting EUtROphication and Harmful Algal Bloom events. Work-package co-lead. EDRF funded
- Marcone, O. 2021. Chasing price premium: On the economic and wider benefits of a local eco-labelling scheme for seafood. Plymouth Marine Laboratory. https://sweep.ac.uk/local-seafood-labelling-schemes/ doi:10.5281/zenodo.5837398
- Börger, T., Hooper, T., Austen, MC., Marcone, O., and Rendon, O. 2020. Using Stated Preference Valuation in the Offshore Environment to Support Marine Planning. Journal of Environmental Management. 265: 110520. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110520
- Hooper, T., Ashley, M., Börger, T., Langmead, O., Marcone, O., Rees, SE., Rendon, O., Beaumont, N., Attrill, M. and Austen, MC. 2019. Applying the natural capital approach to decision making for the marine environment. Ecosystem Services, 38: 100947. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.100947
- Hooper, T., Ashley, M., Börger, T., Langmead, O., Marcone, O., Rees, SE., Rendon, O., Beaumont, N., Attrill, M. and Austen, MC. 2019. Application of the natural capital approach to the marine environment to aid decision-making. Phase 1 Final Report. Report prepared for the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (project code ME5115).
- Levrel, H., Cabral, P., Marcone, O., Mongruel, R. 2014. Risques côtiers et adaptation des sociétés. Chap. Les services rendus par les écosystèmes marins : les évaluations économiques et leurs usages, pp. 311–355. ISTE Editions