What’s it like to be a member of the Centre for Marine Socioecology (CMS)? 

By Ana Catarina Serra Goncalves
PhD life is a rollercoaster, it is filled of ups and downs. Therefore, as a PhD student to be able to have a fulfilling and enriching experience, it is important to be part of a lab and/or community that makes you feel included and that encourages the development of your skills by promoting a wide range of opportunities.
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Summer School 2020

CMS summer school
 Beginning an interdisciplinary journey

By Liam Fulbrook

As nice and simple as it might be, we do not live in a world where things operate in small and easy to manage pieces. Although we try to force things to fit in our predesignated boxes, we are increasingly realising that everything is connected
(or at least we in the western world are only just realising this). For example, in sciences we research our oceans as Oceanographers, Ecologists, Political scientists, Biologists, Botanists, Ichthyologists and many many more. But as we begin to accept that our actions have complex, interlinked and multifaceted consequences and it is important that we begin exploring the cross-boundary relationships and explore the spaces between disciplines.
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Speaking the same language? 

By Peter Puskic

Tip 2: learn new languages – seek to understand and speak across disciplines. It all comes down to jargon. This as it turns out, is fundamental to working as an interdisciplinary scientists. We must have a firm grounding and understanding of our own field, but we must also have the capacity to translate this to other disciplines if we are to tackle any of the huge marine conservation issues that we currently face.
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Summer School 2020 - Sierra

Science communication tool

By Sierra Ison

The Centre for Marine Socioecology hosted their first interdisciplinary summer school in Hobart, Tasmania. The theme of this year’s summer school was Interdisciplinary Skills for Equitable Climate Adaptation in Socioecological Systems.

The summer school connected and inspired researchers from all disciplines and diverse cultures to work collaboratively to devise creative, innovative and practical solutions to the myriad socioecological challenges our world and oceans face today.
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