How necessary is academic travel?

There is a growing realisation, especially with our experience with virtual meetings during the covid-19 pandemic, that virtual video meetings are a practical alternative to travelling to meetings. Virtual meetings can be more equitable. People who find it difficult...

High Seas or ABNJ, and BBNJ

I sometimes wonder why we invent acronyms. Take ABNJ (areas beyond national jurisdiction) and BBNJ (biodiversity in ABNJ) for example. These terms are increasingly used by marine scientists instead of “High Seas”. Yet the term High Seas has longer use and...