RESEARCH APPROACH THEMES

Knowledge Production

This theme focuses on the role of knowledge co-production in achieving sustainability outcomes for marine socioecological systems. Knowledge co-production involves a dynamic interaction between researchers and stakeholders that connects science/research, policy, practice and community. How this dynamic interaction works and can be strengthened
for sustainability outcomes is a field of research in its own right. The CMS aims for this theme are to:

  • Bring together CMS members working in, or wanting to learn about, inter- and trans-disciplinary research approaches (including knowledge co-production) for marine socioecological systems;
  • Strengthen the connections of CMS science to policy and practice; and to
  • Build an informal community of practice around knowledge exchange, knowledge co-production and participatory processes.
Dr Tero Mustonen
Dr Tero Mustonen of the Snowchange Initiative, chairing a workshop session on ‘Perspectives from Traditional and Indigenous Knowledge holders’ at the start of the Future Seas workshop
Sutej Hugu
Sutej Hugu performing a praise song in the traditional Tao tune of ‘anood’ at the start of the November workshop, recognising the “pioneering dialogues between scientists and Indigenous heritage keepers seeking a brave new planet governance starting from the oceans”.

Example research and activities includes:

  • Engagement of traditional and Indigenous knowledge holders in the CMS led Future Seas project. link
  • Summer school for early career researchers on interdisciplinary skills for social-ecological systems research
  • Seminars on recent research on knowledge co-production, eg “How can we work effectively with stakeholders, doing meaningful knowledge co-production to enhance science impact? What approaches work when engagement is online not in-person?” link
BUILDING CAPACITY TO PROVIDE SKILLS AND SOLUTIONS FOR INDUSTRY, GOVERNMENT AND THE COMMUNITY
M A R I N E S O C I O E C O LO GY. O R G
University of TasmaniaInstitute of Marine and Antarctic StudiesCSIRO Department of the Environment
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