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Melania Borit

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Norges fiskerihøgskole

Stillingsbeskrivelse:
  • Project coordinator,  SAF21 (EU-H2020-MSC-ITN-ETN grant number 642080).
  • Vice-leader of the research group BRIDGE  (Fisheries management, harvest technology and biology).



Forskningsinteresser

  • social simulation, agent-based modelling, design of autonomous social agents
  • pedagogy and didactics in higher education, serious games/game-based learning
  • traceability, certification, standardisation; risk communication;
  • fisheries management, IUU fishing; fisheries as socio-ecological complex adaptive systems
  • related legislation;
  • culture and trust.

Forskningsprosjekter

  • SAF21 - Social science aspects of fisheries for the 21st Century

CV

  • 2014 PhD in Social Sciences, University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway, Norway (Thesis title: Trust and traceability. Using culturally tailored environmental risk communication and transparency as trust-building tools)
  • 2014 Accredited Lecturer in Intercultural Management, The Hofstede Centre, Finland.
  • 2013 Accredited Lecturer in Organisational Culture and Change, The Hofstede Centre, Finland;
  • 2010 UniPed (Teacher Training in Higher Education), University of Tromsø, Norway;
  • 2009 Master of Science in International Fisheries Management, Norwegian College of Fishery Science, University of Tromsø, Norway;
  • 2005 Master of Laws in Maritime Law, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo, Norway;
  • 2003 Bachelor of Laws, "Ovidius" University, Constanta, Romania;
  • 2003 Teachers' Training Program, "Ovidius" University, Constanta, Romania.

Verv

Scientific commissions:

  • Organiser of the ESSA (European Social Simulation Association) Special Interest Group Using qualitative data to inform behavioral rules (2013-present). Co-organiser: Bruce Edmonds, Centre for Policy Modelling, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
  • Organiser of the ESSA Special Interest Group Social Simulation and Serious Games (2015- present). Co-organiser: Harko Verhagen, Department of Computer and System Science, Stockholm University, Sweden.
  • Co-organiser of the ESSA Special Interest Group Social Simulation and Serious Games (2014- 2015). Organiser: Jeroen M. Linssen, Human Media Interaction Lab, University of Twente, The Netherlands.
  • Program committee member of the European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL) (2015, 2016).
  • Scientific committee member of the Social Simulation Conference (SSC) (2014-2016).
  • Program committee member of the Multi-Agent-Based Simulation (MABS) workshop at  the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS) (2014, 2015).

 

Institutional responsibilities:

  • BFE Faculty representative in ADM2020 - arbeidsgruppe som skal gi råd til universitetsledelsen om hvilke tiltak som bør iverksettes for å styrke det forskningsadministrative tjenestetilbudet knyttet til både søknads- og driftsfasen til EU-prosjekter (2016).
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Association of doctoral organizations in Norway (SiN) (2015 - 2016).
  • Administrative officer, BRIDGE Research Group, UiT (2013 – 2015).
  • Vice-president of the Association of doctoral organizations in Norway (Stipendiatorganisasjonene i Norge - SiN) (2011 - 2012; 2013-2014).
  • Board Chair of the Tromsø Doctoral Students organisation (TODOS) (2012; 2013).
  • Deputy representative of the Association of doctoral organizations in Norway (SiN) in the Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (UHR) (2011-2013).
  • PhD candidates' representative in the BFE Research Committee (2011 - 2013).
  • PhD candidates' deputy representative in the UiT Research Ethics Committee (2013).
  • President of the Association of doctoral organizations in Norway (Stipendiatorganisasjonene i Norge - SiN) (2012 - 2013).
  • Chair of the Academic Committee of the Tromsø Doctoral Students organisation (TODOS) (2011).

Andre publikasjoner

Peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals:

 

International reports:

  • Melania Borit, Petter Olsen (2016). Seafood traceability systems:  Gap analysis of inconsistencies in standards and norms. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular No. 1123, FAO, Rome.
  • Francisco Blaha, Melania Borit, Kim Thompson (2015) Traceability of fisheries products. A comparative study of 10 country cases under the framework of the programme GCP/INT/253/JPN “Fisheries Management and Marine Conservation within a Changing Ecosystem Context”, FAO internal report.

 

Book chapters:

 

Peer-reviewed full papers with presentations:

  • Melania Borit, Loïs Vanhée, Petter Olsen (2014). Towards enhancing trustworthiness of socially interactive and culture aware robots. Culture Aware Robotics Workshop (CARs), the 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), Paris, France.
  • Melania Borit, Loïs Vanhée, Petter Olsen (2014). Understanding the Impact of Culture on Cognitive Trust-Building Processes: How to Increase the Social Influence of Virtual Autonomous Agents. International Workshop on Trust in Agent Societies (TRUST), the 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), Paris, France.
  • Melania Borit, Loïs Vanhée, Petter Olsen (2013). Theoretical Considerations for Enhancing Social Believability through Integrating Culturally Specific Trust-Building Cognitive Features in Non-Playing Characters. Social Believability in Games Workshop (SBGW), the 10th Conference for Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE), Twente, The Netherlands.

 

Peer-reviewed abstracts with presentations:

 

Posters:

  • Charlotte Teresa Weber, Michaela Aschan, Melania Borit (2015) Modelling Social Science Aspects in Fisheries. A Systematic Literature Review. IMBIZO IV, Trieste, Italy.
  • Melania Borit, Michela Aschan, Kåre Nolde Nielsen, Petter Holm (2014). How national culture may influence fishers' participation in fisheries management and their probability of providing trustworthy documentation. Second Symposium on Fishery-Dependent Information, Rome, Italy.
  • Michela Aschan, Melania Borit,  Claire Armstrong, Petter Holm, Kåre Nolde Nielsen, Petter Holm, Petter Olsen, Raul Primicerio (2012). Adding value through sustainable fisheries. The 4th Trans Atlantic Fisheries Technology Conference, Clearwater Beach, Florida, US.

 

Popular science presentations:

Priser og utmerkelser

  • 2016: part of the SimFish group that received the BFE Education Award
  • 2016: individual nomination to the BFE Education Award
  • 2016: co-nomination to the UiT Education Award
  • 2015: nomination to the NFH MER Award (Modig, Engasjert og Raus)
  • 2013: Belønningsmidler for gode søknadsinitiativ ved BFE-fak (Reward for good research proposal initiative at the Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics, UiT): 100 000 nok.
  • 2013: Five weeks researcher grant at Centre for Policy Modeling, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK.

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Undervisning

  • Campus-based:
    • Lecturer (2014-2017): BIO-8603 Philosophy of science and ethics, BFE, UiT.
    • Lecturer (2015-2017): BIO-3556 Fisheries biology, BFE, UiT.
    • Course coordinator and lecturer (2015): Teaching and supervising international students (course for UiT academic staff).
    • Lecturer (2010 - 2014): BIO-3557 Fisheries ecology, BFE, UiT.
    • Course coordinator (2011 - 2014) and lecturer (2009 - 2014, 2017): FSK-3006 Model theory and data processing methods, BFE, UiT.

 

  • On-line:
    • Course coordinator (2015): Teaching and supervising international students (course for UiT academic staff).

 

  • Blended learning:
    • Course coordinator (2015, 2016) and lecturer (2015, 2016): FSK-3006 Model theory and data processing methods, BFE, UiT.

Arbeider i CRIStin


  • Syed, Shaheen; Spruit, Marco; Borit, Melania. Bootstrapping a Semantic Lexicon on Verb Similarities. (fulltekst) SciTePress 2016 ISBN 978-989-758-203-5.s 189 - 196.s doi: 10.5220/0006036901890196.

  • Borit, Melania. Legal Requirements for Food Traceability in the European Union. Elsevier 2016 ISBN 9780081003107.s 225 - 235.s doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-100310-7.00012-0.

  • Borit, Melania; Santos, Jorge. Getting traceability right, from fish to advanced bio-technological products: a review of legislation. Journal of Cleaner Production 2015; Volum 104. ISSN 0959-6526.s 13 - 22.s doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.05.003.

  • Olsen, Petter; Borit, Melania. How to define traceability. Trends in Food Science & Technology 2013; Volum 29 (2). ISSN 0924-2244.s 142 - 150.s doi: 10.1016/j.tifs.2012.10.003.

  • Borit, Melania; Olsen, Petter. Evaluation framework for regulatory requirements related to data recording and traceability designed to prevent illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Marine Policy 2012; Volum 36 (1). ISSN 0308-597X.s 96 - 102.s doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2011.03.012.

  • Weber, Charlotte Teresa; Borit, Melania; Aschan, Michaela. Innovative PhD Training within an MSCA ETN. Eurodoc Conference 2017-04-26 - 2017-04-27 2017.

  • Weines, Jørn; Borit, Melania; Holm, Petter; Hrynkiewicz, Rafal. Theoretical challenges in designing a social simulation game of balancing sustainability objectives in fisheries management. Social Simulation Conference 2017-09-25 - 2017-09-29 2017.

  • Syed, Shaheen; Borit, Melania. Fisheries research for ocean governance: A topic model analysis of fisheries science from 1990 to 2016. ICES Annual Science Conference 2017-09-18 - 2017-09-21 2017.

  • Borit, Melania; Weber, Charlotte Teresa; Risan Johnsen, Hanne. From PhD to job market: Transforming doctoral training with the SAF21 model. Eurodoc Newsletter 2017; Volum 21.s 5 - 7.

  • Risan Johnsen, Hanne; Borit, Melania; Aschan, Michaela; Weber, Charlotte Teresa. Improving fisheries human capital through interdisciplinary doctoral training. World Seafood Congress 2017-09-10 - 2019-09-13 2017.

  • Borit, Melania; Olsen, Petter. Analysis of gaps and inconsistencies in the Seafood traceability standards and norms. (fulltekst) 2016.

  • Holdgate, Alexander; Borit, Melania. Characteristics of Modelling Fisheries as Socio-Ecological Complex Adaptive Systems. ICES Annual Science Conference 2016-09-19 - 2016-09-23 2016.

  • Borit, Melania; Olsen, Petter; Santos, Jorge. How to use product traceability for documentation of environmental sustainability in mineral production. GeoNor 2016-03-15 - 2016-03-17 2016.

  • Borit, Melania; Olsen, Petter. Seafood traceability systems: Gap analysis of inconsistencies in standards and norms. (fulltekst) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2016 ISBN 978-92-5-109337-5.

  • Weber, Charlotte Teresa; Borit, Melania; Pope, John. A Team Effort to Tackle a Complex Problem. The Landing Obligation in the North Sea.. ICES MSEAS 2016-05-30 - 2016-06-03 2016.

  • Blaha, Francisco; Borit, Melania; Thompson, Kim. Traceability of fisheries products. A comparative study of 10 country cases under the framework of the programme GCP/INT/253/JPN “Fisheries Management and Marine Conservation within a Changing Ecosystem Context”. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2015.

  • Weber, Charlotte Teresa; Borit, Melania; Aschan, Michaela. Modelling Social Science Aspects in Fisheries. A Systematic Literature Review.. IMBIZO IV 2015-10-26 - 2015-10-30 2015.

  • Weber, Charlotte Teresa; Aschan, Michaela; Borit, Melania. Modelling Social Science Aspects in Fisheries. A Systematic Literature Review.. IMBIZO IV 2015-10-27 - 2015-10-30 2015.

  • Borit, Melania; Aschan, Michaela; Nielsen, Kåre Nolde; Holm, Petter. How national culture may influence fishers' participation in fisheries management and their probability of providing trustworthy documentation. Second Symposium on Fishery-Dependent Information 2014-03-03 - 2014-03-06 2014.

  • Borit, Melania; Aschan, Michaela; Santos, Jorge. Lessons learned from a Masters programme in International Fisheries Management. NTNU's Diversity Conference: Learning and Teaching in a Diverse Norway 2014-09-16 - 2014-09-17 2014.

  • Aschan, Michaela; Olsen, Petter; Borit, Melania; Armstrong, Claire W.; Holm, Petter; Nielsen, Kåre Nolde; Primicerio, Raul. Documenting sustainability for value-added fish products. International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade Conference 2014 (IIFET 2014) 2014-07-07 - 2014-07-11 2014.

  • Borit, Melania. Trust and traceability. Using culturally tailored environmental risk communication and transparency as trust-building tools. 2014 ISBN 978-82-8266-072-3.

  • Borit, Melania; Vanhée, Loïs; Olsen, Petter. Towards enhancing trustworthiness of socially interactive and culture aware robots. Workshop Culture Aware Robotics (CARs), the 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) 2014-05-05 - 2014-05-09 2014.

  • Borit, Melania; Vanhée, Loïs; Olsen, Petter. Understanding the Impact of Culture on Cognitive Trust-Building Processes: How to Increase the Social Influence of Virtual Autonomous Agents. International Workshop on Trust in Agent Societies (TRUST), the 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) 2014-05-05 - 2014-05-09 2014.

  • Chamorro, Xoel Garcia; Borit, Melania; Nielsen, Kåre Nolde; Aschan, Michaela; Holm, Petter. Results-based management in three Galician Goose Barnacle fisheries. Second Symposium on Fishery-Dependent Information 2014-03-03 - 2014-03-06 2014.

  • Borit, Melania; Vanhée, Loïs; Olsen, Petter. Theoretical Considerations for Enhancing Social Believability through Integrating Culturally Specific Trust-Building Cognitive Features in Non-Playing Characters. Social Believability in Games Workshop, Conference for Advances in Computer Entertainment 2013 (ACE2013) 2013-11-12 - 2013-11-15 2013.

  • Aschan, Michaela; Borit, Melania; Armstrong, Claire W.; Holm, Petter; Nielsen, Kåre Nolde; Olsen, Petter; Primicerio, Raul. Adding value through sustainable fisheries. The 4th Trans Atlantic Fisheries Technology Conference 2012-10-30 - 2012-11-02 2012.

  • Olsen, Petter; Borit, Melania. How to define traceability. The 4th Trans Atlantic Fisheries Technology Conference 2012-10-30 - 2012-11-02 2012.

  • Borit, Melania. Eco-labels - why eat environmentally friendly fish?. International week - Environment in focus week 2011-06-05 - 2011-06-09 2011.

  • Borit, Melania; Santos, Jorge. Traceability and illegal fishing deterrence in the new European fisheries regulations (IUU Regulation & Implementation Regulation and Control Regulation). Seafood Summit 2010-01-31 - 2010-02-02 2010.

  • Borit, Melania. Application of traceability in deterrence of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing : an analysis model of EU Regulation 1005/2008 and EU Regulation Proposal 2008/0216 (CNS). 2009.

  • Borit, Melania. Juridical instruments for implementing the environmental management in Oslo harbour - an EU approach. 2005.

  • Borit, Melania. International dance: water shakes Norwegian environmental legislative system. Stud. jur. / utgitt av Juristforeningen, UiO 2005; Volum 4. ISSN 0333-2713.s 31 - 34.

  • Borit, Melania. Environment and shipwaste: Norwegian environmental legislation dances with European shoes. Stud. jur. / utgitt av Juristforeningen, UiO 2005; Volum 4. ISSN 0333-2713.s 28 - 30.

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