Harriet Harden-Davies, Ph.D.

Nereus Program at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong

Dr. Harriet Harden-Davies is a visiting Science Diplomacy Fellow at The Fletcher School and a post-doctoral research fellow with the Nereus Program at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong. Her work sits at the interface of ocean science, policy, and law, with a particular focus on the role of science and technology in the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. She engages in several international processes, including the ongoing negotiations for the development of a new treaty for biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and the preparations for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030. She is a member of several international interdisciplinary working groups, including the Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative and the UNESCO-IOC Group of Experts on Capacity Development. She has previously held senior management and science-policy research roles at the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and the UK Royal Society.

Selected publications

  • Harden-Davies, H., and Gjerde, K., 2019, ‘Building Scientific and Technological Capacity: a Role for Benefit-sharing in the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction’ Ocean Yearbook 33(1) 377-400 https://brill.com/view/journals/ocyo/33/1/article-p377_377.xml
  • Gjerde, K., Clarke, N. and Harden-Davies H, 2019, ‘Building a Platform for the Future: the Relationship of the Expected New Agreement for Marine Biodiversity in Areas beyond National Jurisdiction and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea’ Ocean Yearbook 33(1)  1-44 https://brill.com/view/journals/ocyo/33/1/article-p1_1.xml
  • Gjerde, K., and Harden-Davies, H., 2018, Evading the tragedy of the commons, Science, 362 (6420) 1236-1241 https://science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6420/1236/tab-article-info
  • Bax, N., Appeltans, W., Brainard, R., Emmett, D.J., Dunstand, P., Hanich, Q., Harden-Davies, H., Hills, J., Miloslavich, P., Muller-Karger, F E., Simmons, S., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Batten, S., Benedetti-Cecchi, L., Checkley D., Chiba, S., Fischer, A., Andersen G. M., Gunn J., Klein E., Kudela R. M., Marsac F., Obura D., Shin Y., Sloyan B., Tanhua T., Wilkin J., 2018. Linking Capacity Development to GOOS Monitoring Networks to Achieve Sustained Ocean Observation. Frontiers in Marine Science 5: 346 10.3389/fmars.2018.00346 https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2018.00346/full
  • Harden-Davies, H., 2017. The next wave of science diplomacy: marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction. ICES Journal of Marine Science 75(1): 426-434 https://academic.oup.com/icesjms/article-abstract/75/1/426/4554490
  • Harden-Davies, H., 2017. Research for regions: Strengthening marine technology transfer for Pacific Island Countries and biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction. International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 32(4): 797-822
  • Harden-Davies, H., 2016. Marine science and technology transfer: can the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Advance Governance of Marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction? Marine Policy 74: 260-267.
  • Harden-Davies, H., 2016. Deep-sea genetic resources: new frontiers for issues for science and stewardship in areas beyond national jurisdiction. Deep-sea Research Part II 137: 504-513
  • Vierros, M., Suttle, C., Harden-Davies, H., Burton, G. 2016. Who owns the ocean? Policy issues surrounding marine genetic resources. Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin 25(2): 29-35
  • Gjerde, K., Reeve, L., Harden-Davies, H., Ardron, J., Dolan, R., Durussel, C., Earle, S., Jiminez, J., Kalas, P., Laffoley, D., Oral, N., Page, R., Chantal Ribeiro, M., Rochette, J., Spadone, A., Thiele, T., Thomas, H., Wagner, D., Warner, R., Wilhelm, T., Wright, G. 2016. Protecting Earth’s last conservation frontier: scientific, management and legal priorities for MPAs beyond national boundaries. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 26 (Suppl. 2): 45-60. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2646