Kiel Marine Science

Prof. Dr. Aletta Mondré

Westring 400, 24118 Kiel
Phone: +49 431 880-4377
Telefax: +49 431-880-2483

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Information about Prof. Dr. Aletta Mondré


Aletta Mondré studied Political Science at the FU Berlin and the University of Melbourne. She earned her doctorate from the University Bremen in 2012. From 2012 to 2016 she worked as research assistant in the group of International Relations and Development Policy at the University Duisburg-Essen, where she did research on the relationship between international institutions and the politics of states. Since March 2017 she is Professor of Political Science with focus on International Ocean Governance at Kiel University.

Research questions

  • Ocean Governance Architecture
  • Deep sea mining
  • Conflicts over maritime areas

I study how the oceans are governed. Oceans are increasingly divided up in zones, to which different rules apply set by various authorities. At the same time, there are overlapping regulations and gaps in regulation. Many claims to utilizing ocean space are in conflict with each other and competing with sustainable protection of the oceans. These diverging interests are evident in the case of deep sea mining. With my background as an international relations scholar I pay particular attention to the political struggle for setting standards and the interplay between international and national institutions.

Current Research

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