Steve Fletcher

  • Professor of Ocean Policy and Economy, and Director of the Sustainability and the Environment research theme - University of Portsmouth

Research interests

I am one of the top 10 most-cited scientists in the field of Marine Policy (Google Scholar), with more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and research reports, and my expertise in ocean conservation has been developed during 20 years of research and practice. 

This has been recognised by my role as Ocean Lead of the International Resource Panel by UN Environment, and my former role as Chief Strategy Officer for the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre. I continue to work extensively with the UN family of ocean and biodiversity conventions, governments, agencies, businesses, universities and a wider network of international conservation organisations.

My key research interests are in the field of ocean policy and economy include:

  • conservation
  • the sustainable blue economy
  • the deep ocean
  • ocean literacy