The aims of the workshop are the following:
- To assemble representatives from existing academic and practitioner communities dealing with ocean sustainability;
- To discuss core ideas, practicalities and expectations for an Oceans Knowledge-Action Network, including a synthesis of outcomes of recent, related workshops (e.g. organised by CLIVAR, SSEESS, IMBER and Future Earth Norway, etc.);
- To share information on areas for potential collaboration;
- To identify prospective partners (especially non-academic, action-oriented groups) who may be part of transdisciplinary teams to respond to funding calls for research (e.g. Belmont Forum CRA; Future Earth’s Fast-Track Initiatives; Horizon 2020; private foundations; World Bank and GEF).
Workshop outputs: Refined list of transdisciplinary research priorities for Oceans sustainability. Establish an “Oceans Knowledge-Action Network Development Team” with clear roles and responsibilities. Timeline and roadmap the development of the Oceans Knowledge-Action Network including milestones such as a “Research and Engagement Plan” and “Funding Strategy”.
Information about the workshop can be found on the Future Earth website. A detailed agenda is under development Registration is via the registration form.
There will likely be some travel funding available for participants, however space is limited to around 50 participants, so please register by October 9.